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Gears of War reaches 2M units sold

Gears of War for the Xbox 360 is now the fastest-selling next-generation game of 2006.

The game has sold 1 million copies in the US alone, and another 1 million in other territories worldwide.

Both Microsoft (Publisher) and Epic Games (Developer) released a comment:

“‘Gears of War’ clearly has won the battle for the title of the must-have game of the year,” said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Corp. “Its phenomenal success is one of many reasons why Xbox 360 is the ultimate place to get together with friends to play this holiday.”

“We’ve always held high hopes for ‘Gears of War,’ but we never expected such an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and gamers all over the world,” said Michael Capps, president, Epic Games. “I can’t describe how stoked our team is right now. Our fans can absolutely count on Epic to keep delivering new gameplay through Xbox Live.”

The game has also done very well online, where it is being played by about 1 million users, about half of its audience.