Gears of War 3 Tops 1 Million Pre-Orders To Become 360's All-Time Fastest Pre-Ordered Game
Written Wednesday, May 18, 2011 By Richard Walker
Microsoft and Epic Games have today announced some big numbers for Gears of War 3, including statistics for the multiplayer beta, which managed to attract a staggering 1.29 million fans across 145 different countries. This has no doubt helped in making Gears of War 3 the fastest pre-ordered game in Xbox 360 history, netting orders exceeding 1 million units worldwide.
That's a lot when you consider that Gears 3 won't even release until September, making the guys at Epic Games incredibly happy. “An overwhelming success – we can’t thank the fans enough,” said Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski. “While the beta was a fun way to give players an early taste of our game, it also provided us with invaluable feedback to help us refine and polish ‘Gears of War 3’ to ensure it’s truly the culmination of the trilogy we promised to the fans.”
Here are some of the frankly quite impressive statistics from the Gears of War 3 public multiplayer beta, just to give you an idea of exactly how successful it was:
Gears of War 3 releases worldwide on September 20th, 2011.