Officials from Microsoft have announced that the company's Epic Games developed Gears of War
has sold more than three million units worldwide since its release ten weeks ago, with the action shooter the top-selling title game all platforms in December.
In addition, Microsoft has revealed that Gears of War's
latest downloadable content, which was released
on January 10 for free and includes two new multiplayer maps, has garnered an impressive 750,000 downloads.
In total, all of the game's available Xbox Live content, which includes the aforementioned maps, as well as themes and a video walkthrough, have seen 1.5 million downloads thus far, according to the company.
This follows earlier news
from the company in mid-December, which noted at the time that the game was the fastest selling Xbox exclusive title in history. In addition, Microsoft has revealed that Gears of War
was recently awarded Platinum award by noted Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, making the game, alongside Blue Dragon
the second Microsoft Game Studios title in the past two months to receive this honor.
“Like blockbuster titles from Microsoft's Halo
franchise and the Grand Theft Auto
franchises, Gears of War
is tracking to be one of the best-selling video games of all time and has established itself as the most successful new IP of the next generation,” commented Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business Entertainment and Devices Division.