After the amazing show Microsoft gave us at E3 2015, pre-orders have started to flood in for the games they showed. Surprisingly, the Xbox One catalogue smashed all PlayStation exclusives right off the bat in popularity in the UK even though the PS4 is currently the cumulative sales leader in that country.
Biggest Pre-Order Increases on Amazon UK
- FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 – 1005%
STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT – 857%
TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE – 690%
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – 488%
FALLOUT 4 – 467%
DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – 382%
HALO 5: GUARDIANS – 344%
ASSASSIN’S CREED SYNDICATE – 243%
MADDEN NFL 16 – 136%
FIFA 16 – 76%
Most Pre-Ordered Games and Accessories on Amazon UK since E3 2015
- RARE REPLAY
GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION
FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE
GEARS OF WAR 4
SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE
HORIZON ZERO DAWN
DISHONORED DEFINITIVE EDITION
XBOX ONE ELITE WIRELESS CONTROLLER
It’s great to see that the ‘Games’ strategy is paying off for Microsoft after E3. Microsoft showed exclusive after exclusive at E3 which easily placed them at the top spot for most gamers. Next year is set to be an even bigger year for Microsoft as game stores already see an uptick in Xbox One sales after the bombshell that the One will support backwards compatibility.
It’s also great to see the Forza Motorsport franchise getting back it’s groove after the rather lacklustre launch of the 5th instalment. And with no competition this year from rivals, the Forza franchise on Xbox One is the best place to play.