Pre-order sales for Microsoft Corp. and Epic Games Inc.’s Gears of Edition 3 Epic Edition for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 ranked in the top five game products at Amazon.com Inc. amid strong demand for the premium SKU.
This week, Gears of Edition 3 Epic Edition ranked as the No. 5 best-selling product at Amazon’s Video Games division.
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.
The Limited Edition SKU will include an Octus Service Medal, Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character, Fenix Family Mementos & Fabric COG Flag, and the Octus Award Box display case for the Octus Service Medal at $79.99.
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.
Amazon.com Inc. this week is offering a $20 Bonus with the pre-order purchase of Gears of War 3.
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.