DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta Gathered Over 8 Million Players

While you were busy waiting for the Modern Warfare 3 beta to happen, DICE has announced that the Battlefield 3 beta attracted over 8 million players.

That's like taking everyone in Bolivia and having them play Battlefield 3. Impressive.

The game's developer posted some real-world stats regarding the beta on their website,
“Did you know that if we had an empty 9mm casing for every shot fired in the Open Beta, we would have enough brass to melt and build almost 3,900 SU-27 Flanker jets?” the developer asked.
The BF3 beta wasn't exactly the most graceful of betas but DICE has defended the game saying that the beta that was used for testing was an old build of the game and that the final product will be infinitely better.

The game is out in a week.