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Microsoft Announces Gears 5 is the Largest Launch Title for Xbox Game Studios This Generation

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg took to the Xbox Wire to announce that the latest Gears title, Gears 5, is the largest launch title for Xbox Game Studios this generation!

This is huge news as there has been plenty of great Xbox Game Studios titles such as Gears 4, Halo 5, and plenty more. However, Gears 5 managed to take the cake when it comes to largest launch.

Check out what Aaron Greenberg, Xbox Games Marketing General Manager had to say about the record-breaking launch of Gears 5 down below:

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.


Fans and newcomers to the Gears franchise have been loving the game since its launch. Here at Gameranx, we have a bunch of guides, tips, and tricks for the game, so make sure to check them all out right here. If you’re still wondering if you should pick up the game or not, check out our Before You Buy video for the game right here!

Gears 5 is now available for Xbox One and PC. Have you played the recently released title? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Xbox Wire

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