Gears of War 3 secures one million pre-orders worldwide

With one million pre-orders for Gears of War 3 worldwide, Microsoft and Epic Games are calling it the “fastest pre-ordered Xbox-exclusive title to reach this milestone in the history of the platform.” What a lovely and specifically worded accomplishment!

And while we’re talking about how into Gears 3 people are, let’s look at some figures from the recent beta.

  • 1.29 million people participated in the beta
  • 249 years worth of matches played
  • More than 927 million kills recorded
  • Nearly 23 BILLION bullets fired
  • 435,000 people earned the beta-exclusive Thrashball Cole skin to use in the retail game

You had to complete, what, 60 matches at minimum to unlock Thrashball Cole for retail? I didn’t think it was possible to feel lazy about playing videogames, but there you go.

Jordan Devore
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