Video Games

May 18, 2011

Gears of War 3 Passes One Million Pre-orders

Gears of War 3 has now surpassed one million pre-orders according to Epic Games and Microsoft. This is the fastest any exclusive Xbox 360 title has reached this landmark in the lifespan of the console. Gears of War is the monstrously popular franchise that began back in 2006. The recent Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta no doubt augmented those pre-orders.

The multiplayer beta recently concluded where over 1.29 million participants played 249 years worth of gameplay. With Marcus Fenix arguably being second only to Master Chief as the mascot of the Xbox 360, there is little doubt that the final installment in the trilogy will be one of, if not the most, successful Xbox 360 exclusive launch yet.

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*Note: Pre-ordering the Epic Edition on will also give you the exclusive character skin Savage Kantus.*

*Note: Pre-ordering the regular edition of the game gets you $20 off a future video game purchase.*



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