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Project CARS & Rise of the Tomb Raider Pre-Orders Jumped Over 30% During gamescom, Says Amazon UK (Update)

August 21, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update:

It turns out Amazon UK’s reporting was a little off, as MCV has confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare pre-orders actually increased 385% during the week of gamescom. The original story has been updated to reflect this.

Original Story:

With gamescom having come and gone, Amazon UK looked through their pre-orders for the week of the event, revealing that Project CARS from Slightly Mad Studios saw an increase of 42.3%, while Rise of the Tomb Raider rose 30.25%, despite all that confusion over its exclusivity.

As for individual platforms, Wii U games saw the biggest overall increase at 8.67%, while PlayStation 4 were games up 5.16%, and Xbox One games rose just 2.81%.

Amazon VP of EU Retail Xavier Garambois spoke about the gamescom pre-order increases:

gamescom has become a landmark event for gamers around the world, attracting over 300,000 people to the show. The significant increase in interest in pre-orders highlight how developers and publishers have managed to excite our customers in the UK through this major gaming event.

Here’s the top 10 pre-order increases for games during the week of gamescom (August 10 – 17, 2014), according to Amazon UK:

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 385%
  2. Project CARS – 42.3%
  3. Rise of the Tomb Raider – 30.25%
  4. Bloodborne – 16.08%
  5. Hyrule Warriors – 11.77%
  6. Quantum Break – 10.77%
  7. Far Cry 4 – 9.53%
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Unity – 9.44%
  9. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – 9.03%
  10. Battlefield: Hardline – 8.81%
  11. Super Smash Bros (3DS) – 7.56%

Are you surprised that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare isn’t on the list after announcing the Day Zero Edition?

[Source: Amazon UK via MCV, Videogamer]