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Gears 3 Pre-orders break 1 Million

Epic Games will be running their hands with glee after pre-orders for their still unreleased Gears of War 3 have reached over a 1 million copies, making it the fastest Xbox 360 pre-ordered title in history.

Over 1.29 million players from 145 different countries participated in the beta for the upcoming sequel to hit sequel in itself, Gears of War 2. The franchise was initially a bit of a Unreal Engine 3 tech demo for consoles but quickly became a full franchise in itself.

During the beta, over 11 million matches were played with gamers trying out some of the new weaponry and available maps.