Gears of War 3 becomes fastest pre-ordered title in Xbox 360 history

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.

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