GameStop Reveals the 10 Most Pre-Ordered Games Shown at E3
These are the 10 most anticipated games shown at E3 according to GameStop pre-orders.
If you’re wondering which games from E3 have the most anticipation surrounding them, GameStop has done the work for you by compiling a list of the 10 most pre-ordered titles that were revealed or confirmed last week:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (10-25-19)
- Pokémon Sword and Shield (11-15-19)
- Final Fantasy VII Remake (3-3-20)
- Cyberpunk 2077 (4-16-20)
- Borderlands 3 (9-13-19)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) (9-20-19)
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (11-15-19)
- Gears 5 (9-6-19)
- Super Mario Maker 2 (6-28-19)
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (6-21-19)
The parenthetical dates are expected release dates for each respective game. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know how big of a lead each game has over its runner-up since we don’t have the actual pre-order numbers. Given that these are pre-orders made through GameStop, this list probably isn’t the most accurate way of determining the biggest game coming out of E3.
As reported by Bloomberg, GameStop recently saw its stock price fall as low as $4.71 in New York trading–the lowest its been since February 2003. The dying retailer has lost roughly 95% of its market value since its peak at $10 billion in 2007 and now finds itself at less than $500 million.
Most people aren’t going to GameStop to buy their games anymore. If we were to include pre-orders from other digital markets, there’s a good chance a list showing the actual top 10 most anticipated games from E3 would look different (even if it’s the same games in a different order). Of course, pre-order numbers aren’t necessarily a perfect indicator of the anticipation surrounding a game.
Still, with games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order making appearances, there can be no doubting that these games are greatly anticipated. The trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare whipped up over 20 million views in three days and has 29 million views at the time of this writing. Limiting pre-orders to GameStop or not, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the most anticipated game coming out of E3.