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Gears of War III sells three million copies in first week

The third-person shooter is playable exclusively on Xbox 360 and is one of the flagship games for the console

Gears of War III sells three million copies in first week
Gears of War III concludes the Locust story arc

Gears of War III has sold more than three million copies in its first week of sales. The game is a set to be a holiday-season hit, and is one of the first blockbuster titles of the season.

The new game concludes the Locust story arc, which the original game kicked off when it was launched in 2006. A sequel, Gears of War 2, followed in 2008.

A spokesperson for Microsoft told technology blog VentureBeat, "Gears of War 3 has set the bar as the top game launch of the year, kicking off the biggest holiday in Xbox history with a bang. While we don't share sales projections, we're really happy with the results thus far and are kicking off what promises to be our biggest holiday yet in Xbox history."

When pressed about future plans the spokesperson said, "We've enjoyed a terrific partnership with Epic Games throughout the "Gears of War" trilogy, and the success of the franchise is a testament to the strength of that relationship and our work together. We look forward to working with Epic in the future."

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