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 Amazon.co.uk 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 Amazon.co.uk 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.