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Gears of War 3 Hits A Million Pre-Orders

by Bill Hess on May 18, 2011

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Today Epic Games announced that Gears of War 3 has topped one million pre-orders worldwide.  This makes the game the fastest game in the history of Xbox exclusives to reach this milestone number for the company.  The Gears of War 3 beta, which just ended, housed some pretty incredible numbers.  Over the course of the four week beta, Gears of War 3 let 1.29 million players take the game out for a test drive.

Epic has also released some statistics from the beta:

– 145 different countries participated in the beta
– 249 years worth of matches played
– More than 11 million matches completed
– More than 927 million kills recorded
– More than 131 million executions performed
– More than 23 million deaths by chainsaw
– Nearly 23 BILLION bullets fired
– 4.9 billion ribbons and 291M medals earned
– 435K people earned the Beta exclusive Thrashball Cole skin to use in the retail game when it launches in September
– 234K people earned the Beta exclusive Gold Retro Lancer to use in the retail game when it launches in September

Gears of War 3 is still available for pre-order, and the recently announced Epic and Limited Editions have been added to the fold.  The full release will launch exclusively on Xbox 360 this September 20, 2011.

Source: Major Nelson

 

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