Gears of War 3 - as expected - has dominated game sales, and is already the number one selling game of the year, after only one week.
"Following more than 22,000 midnight madness launch events, Microsoft and Epic Games today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive sold more than three million copies in its first week since release, cementing Gears 3 as the biggest game of 2011 and catapulting the franchise beyond one billion dollars in lifetime sales." said Nelson.
"In just one week," Hryb added, "Gears 3 has already grossed more than any 2011 video game to date."
Gears of War 3 was released on September 20, 2011.