Also, during the weekend more than 1.5 million people logged in to play the game online, racking up a total 15 million gameplay hours and helping set a new record for concurrent LIVE players. These players also collectively unlocked more than 19 million Achievements. Big numbers for a big game like Gears of War 2!
“We were so excited to launch Gears of War 2 on the same day all around the world, something virtually unheard of in the games business,” said Cliff Bleszinski, design director at Epic Games. “We wanted our fans, no matter where they live, to have a shared experience on day one, and that’s exactly what’s happened.”
All it’s left to see now is if Gears 2 will still sell as it did during the opening days and, why not, challenge GTA’s numbers. It’s a long call indeed, but Epic wouldn’t mind if it became real.