Posted by : Dewey Riou III Wednesday, May 18, 2011













Microsoft and Epic Games has announced that Gears of War 3 is the fasted pre-ordered title for the Xbox 360 with one million worldwide pre-orders. The actual beta ended this week, but logged in over 1.29 million players during it's 4 week run. Looks like the full release on September 20th will be a highly successful one for Epic & Microsoft!

Complied over on Major Nelson's blog, 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



Source: Major Nelson's Blog

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