Gears 5 Enjoys Microsoft’s Best Launch This Generation, With Over Three Million Players in Opening Weekend

Also the most-played Microsoft title in its launch week since 2012's Halo 4.

Posted By | On 16th, Sep. 2019

gears 5

Microsoft has announced that Gears 5 has enjoyed the best launch week for a first party Microsoft game across this entire generation. Starting September 6, which is when the game’s early access period began for Ultimate Edition owners and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, across its opening weekend, Gears 5 attracted more than million players.

As per Microsoft, its launch “easily doubles” the figures seen for Gears of War 4’s launch, while also making it the most-played Microsoft first party game in its launch week since Halo 4 came out on the Xbox 360 in 2012. On PC, Gears 5 becomes the biggest launch on Xbox Game Pass on PC in the short time the service has been active so far, while also becoming Microsoft’s best launch on Steam. In total, on PC, Gears 5’s launch has tripled the figures enjoyed by its predecessor on the platform at launch.

According to recent reports even though Gears 5 has seen less-than-stellar packaged sales (at least in the UK, where it debuted below Borderlands 3 in the charts), on Xbox Game Pass, the shooter has been a “mega-hit”. The success is well deserved, too. In our review, we called it Microsoft’s best game this generation, while our technical analysis called it one of the best looking games ever.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Over 1000 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign an Open Letter Criticizing the Company for its “Abhorrent and Insulting” Lawsuit Response

Over 1000 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign an Open Letter Criticizing the Company for its “Abhorrent and Insulting” Lawsuit Response

"To put it clearly and unequivocally, our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and ac...

EA Sports is Looking to Expand with “New Business Models, New Geographies” in the Next 5 Years

EA Sports is Looking to Expand with “New Business Models, New Geographies” in the Next 5 Years

EA Sports currently boasts a collective audience of 230 million players, but is looking to more than double th...

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Adding Kulve Taroth Co-op Quest Next Week

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Adding Kulve Taroth Co-op Quest Next Week

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is adding Kulve Taroth as a co-op quest exclusive monster in its upcom...

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Trailer Highlights Accolades

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Trailer Highlights Accolades

New trailer highlights the action and comedy of Nippon Ichi's latest. It's available now in North America and ...

GRID Legends Will Feature an Evolved Nemesis System

GRID Legends Will Feature an Evolved Nemesis System

New details on Boost and Elimination, the former focused on Electric cars and the latter being a vehicle survi...

Monster Hunter Rise x Okami Collab Coming July 30th, Adds New Palamute Layered Armor

Monster Hunter Rise x Okami Collab Coming July 30th, Adds New Palamute Layered Armor

The beloved Amaterasu makes her way to the action RPG, complete with two weapons. Players can also net a Celes...