Gears 5 Off to a Record Start, Microsoft Says

Microsoft announced today that Gears 5 set new records on Xbox Game Pass during its opening weekend, with over three million players.

Gears 5 kicked off the Holiday season strong – attracting over three million players in its opening weekend and setting new records for Xbox Game Pass with the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation,” a Microsoft representative told me. “The performance easily doubled the first week’s debut of Gears of War 4 and made Gears 5 the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012’s Halo 4.”

Gears 5 is even more impressive on PC, where the title has nearly tripled the performance of its predecessor, becoming the biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Studios’ best-ever debut on Steam.

These launch statistics come from the four-day period during which Gears 5 was available only to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition buyers. This started on Friday, September 6. Gears 5 became broadly available the following Tuesday, September 10.

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  • spacein_vader

    Premium Member
    16 September, 2019 - 3:56 pm

    <p>Holiday season? It's September!</p>

  • warren

    16 September, 2019 - 7:30 pm

    <p>"and made <em>Gears 5</em> the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012’s <em>Halo 4</em>."</p><p><br></p><p>They sound very proud of this but seven years is an extremely long time to go without a title as popular as Halo 4.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • evox81

      Premium Member
      17 September, 2019 - 10:53 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#466699">In reply to warren:</a></em></blockquote><p>They've changed directions a lot over the years. Looking at their releases since Halo 4, I'd say this isn't surprising as they strayed from the big AAA game market. Lot's of Minecraft and Age of Empires, mobile gaming type stuff. So I'd kind of expect this.</p>

  • chrishilton1

    Premium Member
    17 September, 2019 - 3:11 am

    <p>That picture looks like the iMax at Waterloo in London, opposite my old office!</p>

  • monky

    17 September, 2019 - 12:17 pm

    <p>Worst selling game in the series, previous titles sold 4-30 times as many copies. Garbage game promoted by garbage people, the new trend in woke marketing is that no matter how bad the real numbers are, make up fake numbers and proclaim that its the best thing ever. Keep shilling that subscription service though, worth so much they give it away for free.</p>


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