Amazon video game pre-orders skyrocket after E3

In the aftermath of E3, what do you think is the most pre-ordered game on Amazon? Fallout 4? Nope. No Man’s Sky? Still nope. Rise of the Tomb Raider? Closer, but still nope…

Of all the games revealed at the event, Rare Replay has officially received the most pre-orders, followed by Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.

Bethesda takes out 3 and 4, with Doom and Dishonored 2, while Sony proves that nostalgia is alive and well, with Final Fantasy VII Remake sitting very pretty at #5.

Meanwhile, there’s a second list that’s a bit interesting: the Top Ten games that enjoyed the biggest uplift in pre-orders since E3 – these are for games that we knew about before the event. Forza Motorsport 6 experienced the biggest jump – an increase of more than 1000%, while crowd-favourite Star Wars Battlefront saw a leap of 857%.

Take these details with a grain or two of salt – we don’t have any actual figures to go along with the lists, meaning we have no idea where the pre-show pre-orders were sitting just over a week ago.

However, it is clear that fans are frothing at the mouth over a couple of Xbox One exclusives, says Russell Jones, video games category leader at Amazon:

This year’s line-up of games was one of the best yet, with titles such as Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4 some of the most anticipated of recent years. It’s great to see Forza Motorsport 6 and Rare Replay as the stand out winners, with customers responding incredibly well to their exciting presentations at the conference.

Like lists? Here’s the Top Ten most pre-ordered games and peripherals that were announced at E3, for your viewing pleasure.

1. Rare Replay, Microsoft
2. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Microsoft
3. Doom, Bethesda
4. Dishonored 2, Bethesda
5. Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix
6. Gears of War 4, Microsoft
7. South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft
8. Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony
9. Dishonored Definitive Edition, Bethesda
10. Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, Microsoft

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