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Gears 5 Smashes Xbox Game Studios Records With 3 Million Players at Launch

From our Gears 5 review, it is clear that developer The Coalition and Xbox Game Studios have a massive winner on their hands, with Marco giving the game an amazing 9.5 out of 10 and our first-ever Editor’s Choice stamp of approval. The Gears 5 launch has been nothing short of spectacular for Microsoft and the Xbox Game Studios as well with some fantastic player numbers to boast about.

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Over on the official Xbox website, The Coalition and Microsoft announced that the game smashed launch records, becoming the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation. It is the biggest Xbox Game Pass title to date in its opening weekend and has easily more than double the number of players than Gears of War 4 did at launch. On PC, things look even more impressive, as the game nearly tripled the performance of Gears of War 4. Lastly, the game’s debut is the biggest ever on Steam for an Xbox title.

Microsoft and The Coalition thanked fans in a new post and revealed some record-breaking information about the Gears 5 launch:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#1cb1ed” class=”” size=”22″] Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, 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. 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.


First-week performance includes the four-day early access period beginning Friday, September 6, which was exclusive to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. On the PC, Gears 5 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. [/perfectpullquote]

Gears 5 is no doubt a must-play for any fan of the franchise or anyone with an Xbox One or a capable gaming PC.

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What do you think about the success of the game and have you played the game yet and are you an Xbox Game Pass subscriber? Let us know in the comment section below.

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