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PostSubject: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Thu May 26, 2011 3:51 am

Microsoft and Epic Games today announced Gears of War 3 surpassed one million worldwide pre-orders, making it the fastest pre-ordered Xbox exclusive title to reach this milestone in the history of the platform. Launching Sept. 20, 2011 , Gears of War 3 marks the conclusion of one of the most renowned sagas in video game history, and fans are already lining up to join Marcus Fenix and his fellow COG soldiers in humanity’s final stand against the parasitic Lambent and savage Locust threats.

“Consumer demand for Gears of War 3 has been incredible,” said Bob McKenzie, Senior VP of Merchandising at GameStop. “It is one of the few times in our history that we’ve seen a title hit this level of pre-order numbers four months out from launch, putting Gears of War 3 on track to be one of the year’s biggest blockbuster gaming hits.”

Helping propel Gears of War 3 pre-orders worldwide, 1.29 million fans from more than 143 countries answered the call to join the Gears of War 3 public multiplayer beta. Featuring three distinct gameplay modes across four news maps while running on dedicated servers for the first time, the multiplayer beta concluded on Sunday, May 15 with fans collectively logging more than 249 years worth of gameplay over Xbox LIVE.

“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.”

Over the course of four weeks, fans played more than 11 million multiplayer matches, earning ribbons and medals, unlocking weapon skins and finishing off enemies with countless new execution moves, among other incredible feats:

* 1.29M people participated in the 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
* 4.9B 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: Official Gears of War site

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Thu May 26, 2011 3:57 am

that is some crazy stats O.o 249 years worth of matches played xD
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Thu May 26, 2011 4:12 am

These are some good stats. Thanks Ninja. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Thu May 26, 2011 4:25 am

I'm glad to be part of those stats Very Happy I think out of the 927 millions kills I contributed about 40% of that... No I'm just joking it was about 30%

Also part of the 2 unlock stats Very Happy

Didn't seem to be 1.29 million playing the Beta (I know it's overall) I think the most online was 60k at a time and I played it pretty much everyday (except the first week).

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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Thu May 26, 2011 6:52 am

It is crazy to think that many people were online playing the beta. I thought you contributed to 50% of the kills. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Thu May 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Wow, thats some stats the most preordered game!
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Fri May 27, 2011 5:55 pm

yay im 1in234,000 who got the gold Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Gears of War 3 pre-orders top one million worldwide   Sat May 28, 2011 6:55 am

It's crazy how they get these stats I mean nearly 29 billion bullets fired how do they even log that kind of thing surely it's an estimate or guess or do they really register every bullet fired! Sounds a bit to crazy to me!

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