Above: Gears of War - so good that it's even managed to sell a few copies in Japan
So, could Gears of War become the new GTA in terms of being the Western big hitter in Japan? Well, it might, but it's still got quite a way to go - GoW has so far managed to shift 33,212 copies, while GTA III sold 308,764 in 2003 and Vice City 410,293 in 2004.
Of course, there's the small matter of Xbox 360 having only sold 278,560 at the last count (January 14, 2007) so, unless there's a sudden stampede for the console, it's unlikely that any games - Western or otherwise - for Microsoft's box are going to be amassing earth-shattering sales any time soon.
January 26, 2007