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May182011

Gears of War 3 Surpassed One Million Pre-orders Worldwide

Microsoft and Epic Games today announced tht Gears of War 3 surpassed one million worldwide pre-orders, making it the fastest pre-ordered Xbox exclusive title to reach this milestone in the history of the platform.

Developed by Epic Games, Gears of War 3 is available for preorder today in three distinct editions — Standard ($59.99 USD), Limited ($79.99) and Epic ($149.99). Gears of War 3 will launch on September 20, 2011.

Over the course of four weeks, 1.29 million players played more than 11 million multiplayer matches. Here are some of the other interesting stats:

  • 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

[Via: Major Nelson]

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