Gears 3 passes 1.3 million pre-orders

The game’s just shy of 20 days from release but it already looks like Gears of War 3 is primed for success; Microsoft has confirmed a staggering 1.3 million pre-orders have been made for the game. That’s just a bit bigger than the million recorded after the beta ended in May, but still an improvement.

Marcus and co’s latest has already been crowned fastest ever pre-selling 360 exclusive, beating the likes of Master Chief and, uh, Banjo?

Bandana’s off to Delta Squad already, then. Expect Gears 3‘s sales to shoot up more-so when the game release on September 20.