3 Million is a big number anyway you slice it. And recent news has come to light that Gears of War 2 has surpassed that number in sold retail copies in about one month.
Epic Games Vice President and bringer of the Apocalypse, Marc Rein, had this to say.
"Microsoft [the game's publisher] confirmed to me this afternoon that Gears of War 2 sell-through surpassed 3 million units as of last week."
Oh right, we just said that. But now it's official. None of that he said/she said BS. Straight from the horse's mouth and all that jazz.
The original Gears of War has sold over 5 million copies to date, and both games provide and top notch co-op experience for two players. Gears of War 2 offers a 5 player co-op Horde mode as well. Don't forget to check out our official review of the game.