The Gears of War franchise has boomed to over 19 million sales, up a further million from the last figure
disclosed back in July. Microsoft revealed the new milestone to us today.
The publisher wouldn't confirm Gears of War 3
's sales figures to us, but we know the game surpassed 3 million in its first week at retail
. Back in June 2011, former Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski told IndustryGamers
the Gears 3
sales target was "definitely over 6 million," with the interview noting Gears 1
combined sales being over 12 million. This is only speculation, but today's reveal suggests Gears 3
is nearing if not already over its target.