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Gears of War 3 Hits A Million Pre-Orders

by Bill Hess on May 18, 2011


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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  • No sonyboys here

    No surprise. Could be G.O.T.Y but will be tuff to beat out LA Norie <– (not my style of game)

  • Allen

    This game should be really good.

    Well better damn be, it’s the only good piece of meat being thrown to 360 fanboys in 2011.

    • Anti Fanboy 2

      Uncharted 3 is the only solid thing being thrown at PS3 fanboys! The only PS3 purchase for me this year. Sorry but inFamous 2 (though I’m sure it will be a great game) is played out, I have had my fill of manipulating electricity, I haven’t finished the first one because I grew tired of it. Twisted Metal is an old favorite of mine, but I don’t care about the series anymore. The car fighting grew old instantly when the WWE Crush Hour came out. Twisted Metal 2 will always be the greatest, pure awesomeness. Nothing else factors in to my radar.

    • Allen

      @ Anti Fanboy 2

      Oh and just to clear it up. you commented recently that PS3 wasn’t getting any good exclusives in 2011 except Uncharted 3.

      Well I think you for got about:

      MotorStorm Apocalypse
      PlayStation Move Heroes
      Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
      Twisted Metal
      Resistance 3
      SOCOM 4
      inFAMOUS 2
      LittleBigPlanet 2
      Killzone 3
      The Last Guardian
      & The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

      That’s not all of them, but the AAA titles.

      Compared to 360′s:

      Kinect Junk
      Kinect Junk
      Kinect Junk
      Gears of War 3
      Kinect Junk

      Would add Forza but we all know thats a GT5 wanna be

  • iPITTYtheFOOL

    Is EPIC still talking about bringing Gears to PS3?

    Just look how popular Mass Effect 2 is on PS3, it would be a good fit. I would love to see it come here, I have GOW 1 on PC and love it but am not willing to purchase a 360 for this or Halo.

  • njb, i tell it like it is

    Epic might bring Gears to PS3 but i doubt it as long as they have a contract with MS.

    Hopefully they do not Milk Gears, same with Halo. Stop while the games are at their peak. Except Dynasty Warriors, that will go on for ever, lol

    • Anti Fanboy 2

      They’ve already milked the sh!t outta Halo, don’t act like they haven’t. Halo comic books, statues, collectibles, 6 games, an animated feature, the Red v Blue spin off stuff (though I don’t think that has anything to do with Bungie). Hal has been milked. Still has some left in the tank but man, how much longer can it go?

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