I repeat, two million units.
In case you haven’t played it yet, let me reiterate what Riyad said in our review: Gears of War 2 rocks! Don’t believe us? Ask the two million other people who bought the game over the launch weekend.
No doubt of help in the huge sales figures was the simultaneous launch in 20 countries. A rare feat in the games industry as epic’s Cliff Blezinski iterated: “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. We wanted our fans, no matter where they live, to have a shared experience on day one, and that’s exactly what’s happened.”
1.5 million people Xbox Live players were logged playing a massive 15 million hours of gameplay and, incidentally, unlocking some 19 million Achievements in the process. Apparently a new record for concurrent Live players was also set in the process, stat hunters.
In case you haven’t heard of it, Gears of War 2 allows players to experi… only kidding, you already know what the game is by now. If you don’t already have it, go buy it. Now!