Gears 3 becomes 360’s fastest pre-ordered title

Gears of War 3 is – not surprisingly – already on track for huge sales, following the recent multiplayer beta. Microsoft and Epic have sent out a press release revealing that pre-orders for the game have surpassed one million in total worldwide.

That makes it the platform’s fastest pre-ordered title, which is quite a feat considering some of its competition in recent years.

A good chunk of those orders will undoubtedly be from the 1.29 million fans who took part in the beta across more than 143 countries. We’d like to see the list of countries that took part, because we can only think of about 10.

Players looking to lay that order down for themselves can choose between one of three editions that were announced recently: standard, Limited and Epic. All three will hit on September 20.