Microsoft Corp. and Epic Games Inc.’s Gears of War 3 for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 horded to the top sales rank at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online division this week amid building demand for the sequel.
This week, Gears of War 3 ranked as the No. 1-selling product at Walmart.com’s Video Games division.
The Limited Edition SKU will include an Octus Service Medal, Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character, Infected Omen Weapon Pack, Fenix Family Mementos & Fabric COG Flag, and the Octus Award Box display case for the Octus Service Medal at $79.99.
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition includes Gears of War 3 Limited Edition, a collectible Marcus Fenix statue, The Art and Design of Gears of War, and the Infected Omen Weapon Pack – custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun at $149.99.
In Gears of War 3, users fight as Marcus Fenix, leader of Delta Squad, 18 months after the fall of the last human city.
Gears of War 3 will be released Sept. 20, 2011.
Amazon.com Inc. this week is offering a $20 Bonus with the pre-order purchase of Gears of War 3.
Epic Games Inc. in Oct. said Gears of War 3 will utilize dedicated servers to facilitate online play.
The dedicated servers are said to offer balance and optimized online play. In addition, the development team has made online code improvements.