LucasArts announced today that the demo for its highly anticipated title Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has crushed download records since its release on Aug. 21. on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Eager to experience over-the-top Force powers and a brand-new Star Wars storyline that bridges the events between the two movie trilogies, fans downloaded the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo more than 1 million times in just eight days, topping the previous record by an entire day.

In addition to the record-breaking downloads on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo is also available on the PlayStation Network, and between them has been downloaded more than 2.3 million times worldwide to date.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed debuts in New Zealand on Sept. 17 for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, and Nintendo DS.