Gears of War: the series has over 40 million copies sold on Xbox and PC

Gears of War: the series has over 40 million copies sold on Xbox and PC

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The Gears of War series since its debut in 2006 on Xbox 360 to date has sold over 40 million copies on Xbox and PC consoles, confirming the great success of Microsoft's IP.

The data was unveiled by Netflix, in conjunction with the announcement of a live action film from Gears of War, which will be followed later by an animated series. The details on characters, plot and more are still shrouded in mystery, but this is undoubtedly news that will make fans of Marcus Fenix ​​and his companions happy.

From the same press release we also learn, as said at the beginning, that the Gears of War franchise to date boasts over 40 million copies sold.

"With over 40 million copies sold, Gears of War is one of the richest and most acclaimed videogame sagas", reads the press release, subsequently summarizing the opening of the series. "A divided society on the brink of collapse faces total extinction from the Locusts, a monstrous threat from underground. The Delta Squad, a disorganized squad led by Sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now tasked with leading humanity's resistance. The series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the genre of tactical third-person and cooperative shooters and has one of the most passionate communities. "

Gears of War, artwork with Marcus Fenix ​​This is an interesting detail, especially considering that Microsoft is usually reluctant to provide accurate sales numbers. For example, the previous official data dates back to November 2012, when Gears of War had exceeded 19 million copies sold in the world just over a year after the launch of the third chapter.

To date, the Gears of War series has 5 main games (6, if we count the prequel Judgment) and the spin-offs Gears Pop! for mobile and Gears Tactics, a strategy game developed by Splash Damage. The latest installment of the saga, Gears 5, was released in September 2019 for Xbox and PC.

While there hasn't been an official announcement yet, it's highly likely that The Coalition is currently developing Gears 6, as also suggested by the studio's job postings last July.

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