Microsoft and Epic Games have announced today that Gears of War 3 has surpassed 1 million pre-orders worldwide.
Gears of War 3 has become the fastest ever pre-ordered Xbox exclusive game in Xbox 360’s 5 year history. Gears of War 3 releases September 20, 2011 exclusively for the Xbox 360. It will be the last Gears of War game concluding the epic trilogy.
“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.”
Over 1.29 million fans from 145 countries participated in the Gears of War 3 beta which concluded on May 15th.
“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.”
Are you one of the 1 million people who have already pre-ordered their copy of Gears of War 3?