Wow, those are even higher!! No way Gears of War will do over 1m
According to Microsoft, as of Nov. 22nd, GOW already sold 1m copies w/w, or more....That was BEFORE black friday, if memory serves me correctly.
Other recent comments by retailers has stated that since the Wii/PS3 are sold out, sales for 360 seem to have jumped. Now, if MS sells 550k+ 360s in America, most after black Friday...A 1m+ unit sales would very much be justified.
Also, considering that GOW has had nearly the whole month to make sales bodes well for it selling so much.....
Look at other huge 360 titles:
Madden 07: 644,500
Saints Row: 514,000
Dead Rising: 382,000
Now, the closest game for comparison would be GRAW, which 8 months ago sold 520k units its first month, and went onto sell 1m units. Now, GoW is more hyped, and the 360 has about 1,750k more units when GoW came out versus GRAW. Both games have similar launch cycles (both were early in the month). Madden 07 was similar, and it got 650k its first month.
Because of that, I see GoW getting between 1.1 and 1.3m units in November, and another 700k next month...So 2m units this year.