Advanced sales for Microsoft Corp. and Epic Games Inc.’s Gears of War 3 for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 ranked as the top-selling game product this week at Amazon.com Inc. amid strong pre-order demand.
This week, Gears of War 3 ranked as the No. 1 best-selling product in Amazon’s Video Games division.
It is concurrently offering a $20 Bonus with the pre-order purchase of Gears of War 3.
The Limited Edition SKU will include an Octus Service Medal, Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character, Infected Omen Weapon Pack, Fenix Family Mementos & Fabric COG Flag, and the Octus Award Box display case for the Octus Service Medal at $79.99.
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition includes Gears of War 3 Limited Edition, a collectible Marcus Fenix statue, The Art and Design of Gears of War, and the Infected Omen Weapon Pack – custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun at $149.99.
Microsoft in Apr. released the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta which includes three new multiplayer versus modes on four new maps.
In Gears of War 3, users fight as Marcus Fenix, leader of Delta Squad, 18 months after the fall of the last human city.
Gears of War 3 will be released Sept. 20, 2011.
Epic Games Inc. in Oct. said Gears of War 3 will utilize dedicated servers to facilitate online play.
The dedicated servers are said to offer balance and optimized online play. In addition, the development team has made online code improvements.
The Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle, to be sold Nov. 8, will include an Xbox 360 320GB SKU with custom Modern Warfare 3 graphics and sounds, two custom wireless controllers, special Avatar items, Bluetooth Headset, and a copy of Modern Warfare 3 at $399.99.