Amazon the major on-line retailer has today announced that we as gamers are pre-ordering more than ever. The big releases due in the fall have all seen massive pre-order percentage increases compared to their predecessors.

Pre-order uplifts versus previous title with same amount of time remaining until release:

FIFA 12 (release date 30 September 2011)                                  325% more pre-orders than FIFA 11
Batman Arkham City (release date 21 October 2011)              349% more pre-orders than Batman Arkham Asylum
Battlefield 3 (release date 28 October 2011)                               2,302% more pre-orders than Battlefield 2
Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception (release date 1 November 2011)    488% more pre-orders than Uncharted 2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3  (release date 8 November 2011)   321% more pre-orders than Call of Duty: Black Ops

Liz Hosmer the video game manager at went on to say that:

“We have already started seeing a great deal of excitement about the major video games launches for Christmas this year and that can be seen by how many people are pre-ordering these titles. Call of Duty: Black Ops’ is the biggest selling video game of all-time on and it looks from these figures like ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’might well be challenging for that title come the end of the year.”

Those figures look promising for a massive end of the year. However its simply staggering the percentage increase that Battlefield 3 has over Battlefield 2, could it over take Call of Duty as the most successful first person shooter series? All will be revealed later in the year, personally I cannot wait.

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