Amazon UK have revealed some interesting figures surrounding video game pre-orders that were made during last weeks Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. One of which crowned EA’s upcoming football title, FIFA 15, as the most pre-ordered game during the event, though it comes as no surprise as FIFA titles always seem to be loitering in the UK charts for some time after release.
Figures also included which games had received the most significant rise in pre-orders during and prior to the event, with Project CARS receiving a massive boost. Elsewhere however it seems that FIFA 15 dominated the list with almost every platform being noted in the top ten list. It’ll also come as no surprise that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also benefited from the Gamescom event.
Here’s the full list of games that benefited the most in terms of increased pre-orders during the Gamescom event..
- Project CARS – 42.3 per cent increase
- Rise of the Tomb Raider – 30.25 per cent increase
- Bloodborne – 16.08 per cent increase
- Hyrule Warriors – 11.77 per cent increase
- Quantum Break – 10.77 per cent increase
- Far Cry 4 – 9.53 per cent increase
- Assassin’s Creed Unity – 9.44 per cent increase
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – 9.03 per cent increase
- Battlefield: Hardline – 8.81 per cent increase
- Super Smash Bros for 3DS – 7.56 per cent increase
In terms of pure sales, MCV obtained the list which you can see below. Any surprises there? Of course, with the announcement of the Day Zero Edition of Advanced Warfare, which nets players the game 24 hours earlier than those who don’t pre-order, it comes as no surprise that Call of Duty also dominates the list.
- FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition (PS4)
- FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition (Xbox One)
- FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition (Xbox 360)
- FIFA 15 (PS4)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Day Zero Edition (Xbox One)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Day Zero Edition (PS4)
- The Sims 4 – Limited Edition (PC DVD)
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4)
- FIFA 15 (Xbox 360)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Limited Edition (PS3)