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Pre-order Numbers For Gears Of War 3 Hit 1 Million, Beta Played By 1.29 Million

by Ernice Gilbert on May 18th, 2011, under Hot

Gears of War 3 has become the fastest pre-ordered game in Xbox 360 history, Microsoft’s announced, as over 1 million gamers have already pre-ordered it.

Redmond also confirmed that over 1.29 million gamers from 145 countries logged in time in the game’s multiplayer test which ended on Sunday, with 11 million matches played throughout the beta. MS says that’s at least over 249 years worth of matches.

For Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski, it was “an overwhelming success”.

“We can’t thank the fans enough,” he said. “While the beta was a fun way to give players an early taste of our game, it also provided us with invaluable feedback to help us refine and polish ‘Gears of War 3’ to ensure it’s truly the culmination of the trilogy we promised to the fans.”

More stats from the beta:

– More than 927 kills recorded, 23 million of which were chainsaw kills.
– 131 million executions carried out
– 23 billion bullets were fired during the beta
– 460 million ribbons and 294 million medals were earned
– 435,000 people gained use to the Cole thrashball skin and 234,000 people were able to get hold of the Gold Retro Lancer, both of which are usable in the full game’s multiplayer.

The game goes on sale on September 20th worldwide exclusively for Xbox 360.


  1. Thu, 19th May 2011 at 3:49 am

    hoping they do a console bundle for this.
    there apparently doing a specially skinned 360 like what they did for reach and it will come with the epic edition of the game, announced at E3.
    i hope it looks better then the reach one, i did not like it at all!

  2. Thu, 19th May 2011 at 7:36 am

    This is a must buy for me. There no other TPS topping the Gears franchise, not one.

  3. Thu, 19th May 2011 at 8:24 am

    As far as Xbox 360 goes…I will agree with that statement Gilbert. The PS3 has the best overall TPS title in my opinion…it’s a little game called Uncharted 2.

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  5. Thu, 19th May 2011 at 8:32 am

    I knew you’d say that… Do you have it? We’re planning an Uncharted MP game night with the community against us! Should be fun!

  6. Thu, 19th May 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Yeah I have Uncharted 2. Let me know when you guys plan on the U2 MP night. Sounds like fun.

  7. Thu, 19th May 2011 at 9:51 pm

    No probs, I will.

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