Being second with Gears 2 on Live is “amazing,” says Rein

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 5 December 2008 06:58 GMT


Epic boss Mark Rein’s said it’s no surprise Gears of War 2’s come in at second place in the Live play charts to Halo 3 in the last week, pointing out that cut-price DLC for the 9 million-strong Bungie shooter is always going to be a tough act to beat.

“Gears is in second because Halo 3 has been out for over a year and a half and has probably sold nearly 9,000,000 copies by now,” said the exec in a comments thread on the Epic forums.

“So when they offer reduced-priced multiplayer DLC users come back to the game and they get a spike in their user base that [dwarfs] ALL of the other games on Xbox Live – especially new games that have only been out for a few weeks such as Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War. But being in second is still pretty amazing considering we’ve only had the time to sell a small fraction of the numbers they have sold.”

He has a point. Thanks, IGN.

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