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The Division beta drew in more than 6 million players

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Ubisoft calls that number record-breaking

The open beta for Tom Clancy's The Division wrapped up today, and publisher Ubisoft announced at its conclusion that 6.4 million participants checked out the upcoming third-person shooter. In a press release, the company explained that this makes The Division's beta the biggest ever for a new IP during this console generation.

Ubisoft shared some specific stats about how these millions spent their time with the beta too. The average beta tester of The Division logged just under five hours of playtime, with more than a third of those players trying out the player vs. player mode during those hours.

The Division will launch in full on March 8 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Post-launch, Ubisoft will release downloadable content as part of the game's season pass. Just as it did with the open beta, the company will make this content available to Xbox players first; all DLC will be exclusive to that console for 30 days before PlayStation and PC owners have a chance to play.

We dug into the open beta ourselves earlier this month. Take a look at our gameplay preview below.

Correction: The Division is a third-person shooter, not first-person. The text above has been corrected.