‘Gears Of War 4’ Shows Insane Sales Since Release – Can Dethrone Halo 5?

Keep in mind this is a just rumor until we know for sure, but we’ve heard some numbers being tossed around as far as sales for Gears 4 are concerned. Why has Microsoft been so quiet about the numbers though? So, Gears 4 doesn’t dethrone Halo 5, but it’s definitely not a flop. Microsoft just isn’t into shouting about sales. We guess if you’re into a company that brags and does nothing great for consumers, go with Sony.

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Gears Of War 4 sales number show great reception by the community

According to gamenguide, Gears of War 4 sold around 617k units in its first week. However, there are some things to note here. The user base of the two systems at the game’s release is totally different from one another. The game probably sold tons more on digital. Digital is much bigger than it was 5 years ago. Gears 4 Ultimate Edition ($100) came out on Oct 7th. The standard $60 version didn’t come out until the 11th. The week cut off was on Oct 15th. So those numbers don’t tell the whole truth.

Physical copies sold are only about half, maybe a little less than half, of the total copies sold. More and more gamers are opting for digital downloads. Gears of War 4 is far from being a failure. The $100 edition of Gears 4 was on the top paid off the list on the Xbox marketplace for its first week before the global retail release if that means anything.

We liked gears 4 a lot. The horde overhaul was very welcome. Our only gripe with it, however, is the lack of anything new beyond that. It felt like the robots were robot versions of locusts and the swarm. That speaks for itself. All and all, it’s great but we were expecting more innovation as has been the trend with every new Gears release.

Gears of War 4 is a third-person shooter video game developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.

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  • Joe Cimmarrusti

    I personally loved and still love Horde on Gears 2 and 3…Horde version 3.0 is simply the other 2, but much more polished…I do wish however, that Coalition could offer all Gears 2 and 3 maps, for there are several that I still really miss.

  • Joe Cimmarrusti

    True, my Xbox One and PS4 have been gathering dust over my PC with the exception of Titanfall Frontier and Halo 5 firefight mode(that came out quite late); however, my PS4 has been sitting idle since I grabbed Gears 4 and Titanfall2…very sweet titles indeed…still waiting for Crackdown though. Pertaining to sales numbers…I just hope they sold enough to warrant a Gears 5, the same goes for Titanfall2.

    • Al Buns

      You could Play gears on PC and Titanfall on either PC or PS4 so what reason is there to play on Xbox? Crackdown has probably been canceled as MS prefers to push third party and move all their games to Windows. The Xbox is obsolete.

      • Joe Cimmarrusti

        I think you are being a bit too absolutish…if this was a real word…it was smart to include Windows 10…since it’s also Microsoft.

        • Clause

          Pony lunatics don’t think rationally. Combining 30million Xbox customers and a potential massive install base of over 300 million windows 10 PC users means big $ for MS and huge games and superior hardware like scorpio at a reasonable price.

      • Clause

        Must be why Xbox one S outsold PS4 for 4 months straight. And the PS4 pro flopped so hard that Xbox one S outsold it during its launch month. Obsolete would be the embarrassment known as the PS4 “pro”. A 4 k console that can’t do 4k and performs worse than the original…Hilarious.

        • Joe Cimmarrusti

          Actually, I traded one Xbox One for an S and also upgraded to the Pro…I use my Xbox One’s the most, but still like the Pro…actually, I have been really enjoying Far Cry Primal on the Pro…it does not offer enhancements, but it’s still an amazing game for what it offers.

          • Clause

            All sounds good

  • Al Buns

    “We guess if you’re into a company that brags and does nothing great for consumers, go with Sony”

    What is this crap? All MS does is brag about sales (well that was mostly last generation, since the X1 has not been selling too well, nor their games) and hyped up both Gear’s and Halo’s sales. The reason they have not bragged so far is because this generation both Gears and Halo have flopped. I guess you ignored how MS has been talking crap about sales for the last 4 months in the U.S? Know your facts before you post such garbage and Sony has made a better system than the Xbox, so they are the only one’s doing anything “great” for consumers.

  • Al Buns

    You must have bad taste then. Uncharted 4 and Doom 4 are both better.

    • Mitch

      Uncharted 4 wouldnt be considered a shooter.

    • Clause

      Yeah neither of these is anywhere close to gears 4 or halo 5. Bother at locked 60fps and finer Ned for competitive play. You mustt be a pony.