Rivaling the media spectacle and fan anticipation of a blockbuster movie’s opening weekend, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system is set to launch its exclusive title, “Gears of War 2,” worldwide at 12:01 a.m. local time this Friday, Nov. 7. A total of 20,000 retail locations in 20 countries will open their doors to the crowds waiting to get their hands on this must-have entertainment experience. Fans and critics around the world are predicting that “Gears of War 2,” available only on Xbox 360, will be the biggest blockbuster of holiday 2008.
"Each holiday season in this current console generation, Xbox 360 has led the industry with the best lineup of blockbuster video games, and we are poised to lead the charge again in 2008 with ‘Gears of War 2,’” said Phil Spencer, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios. “Holding the title of fastest-selling video game of 2006, ‘Gears of War’ has sold more than 5 million units to date, and this next chapter in the franchise will raise the bar yet again.”