Major Nelson announced today that Gears of War 3 has become the fastest pre-ordered exclusive in Xbox 360 history. In real numbers, Microsoft confirmed the game has already surpassed one million pre-orders. Along with this information, Nelson released some stats about the recently completed Gears 3 beta.
Over the course of the beta’s four weeks, 1.29 million players played more than 11 million multiplayer matches. Wow. Here are some of the other stats provided by the Major:
- 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 291 million medals earned
- 435,000 people earned the Beta exclusive Thrashball Cole skin
- 234,000 people earned the Beta exclusive Gold Retro Lancer
Gears of War 3 will be released on September 20.