Halo 3 Beta Stats and new merchandise

Now that the Halo 3 beta has ended, we’ve tabulated some interesting data: There were 820,000 unique participants with more than 12 million hours of online H3 gameplay in its short test period, equivalent to more than 1,400 years of continuous play by one person. Also, Halo 3 was responsible for over 350 terabytes of data downloaded from LIVE. (I can’t wait until e gets that bill)

Also, the Halo merchandising juggernaut has officially kicked off, with a Halo 3 Controller, Wireless headset and comics and all set to join the Halo 3 Zune.

[Details on Xbox.com]

Edit: I uploaded some photos of the new hardware to Flickr