The Gears of War 3 beta just came to a close and apparently gamers are convinced that this is going to be a game worth purchasing. Major Nelson is reporting that Gears 3 has surpassed one million preorders worldwide, and in doing so has become the fastest Xbox 360 game to accomplish the feat.
Also, the good major released some statistics from the Gears of War 3 beta.
– 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
That’s a lot of killing. In case you missed it, you can read about what we thought of the beta here. If you’ve yet to preorder the latest in the Gears of War series, you’ve got until September 22 to do so.
Source: Major Nelson