EA revealed nearly two million people have already downloaded the Dead Space 3 demo, at least 10 percent more than the total demo downloads for Dead Space 2. That's a whole lot of space engineers testing out fresh alien dismemberment to a Phil Collins backdrop.

Dead Space 3 pre-order figures are also outdoing those of its predecessor, and that, in addition to today's demo figures, must give the publisher hope the series' third entry can be the one to break 5 million sales. The shooter takes one small step onto North American retail shelves tomorrow, before making one giant leap into Europe on Friday.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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