Gears of War 3 pre-orders top 1 million copies

By Tom Warren, on 18th May 11 5:40 pm with 2 Comments

Gears of War

Microsoft revealed on Wednesday that Gears of War 3 has surpassed one million worlwide pre-orders.

Gears of War 3 is now the fastest pre-ordered Xbox exclusive title to reach the milestone in the history of the Xbox 360. Microsoft also revealed some interesting Gears of War 3 beta stats on Wednesday at Major Nelson’s blog:

  • 1.29 million players played more than 11 million multiplayer matches
  • 45 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 will be made available on September 20 as three editions. The software giant revealed the editions on Monday along with a new developer video documentary entitled “Wicked Workshop”. Microsoft is offering an exclusive figurine to those who pre-order the Gears of War 3 Epic Edition. Microsoft’s follow-up to the immensely popular Gears of War 1 and 2 titles is set around 18 months after the previous events of Gears of War 2. The shooter was originally scheduled to launch in April but was pushed back to September.

  • Grannyville7989

    I put down £75 for the Epic Edition of Gears of War 3. I shouldn’t have really done that as I need to save money so I can buy the super-mega-awesome-expensive-collectors edition of Mass Effect 3 for PC :-)

    …and I have university to complete as well.

  • Grannyville7989

    I put down £75 for the Epic Edition of Gears of War 3. I shouldn’t have really done that as I need to save money so I can buy the super-mega-awesome-expensive-collectors edition of Mass Effect 3 for PC :-)

    …and I have university to complete as well.