GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, GameStop reveals the top 10 most sought-after videogames coming out of E3 based on the number of customer pre-orders from the world’s largest videogame retailer. With more than 200 title announcements at E3 last week, the gaming community has spoken on what their top 2019 E3 videogames choices are, and there maybe a few surprises.
“Videogames are in our DNA and as top retailer in gaming, we have the data and inside track to forecast and understand what consumers really want to play,” said Eric Bright, vice president of merchandising for GameStop. “As evident from E3, the gaming industry continues to grow and we’re right in the middle of a hot category where our 40,000 plus store associates will be helping customers access their favorite videogames.”
The following top 10 videogames were revealed or confirmed during E3 and are listed in pre-order ranking from GameStop’s database:
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare (10-25-19)
- Pokemon Sword/Shield (11-15-19)
- Final Fantasy VII Remake (3-3-20)
- Cyberpunk 2077 (4-16-20)
- Borderlands 3 (9-13-19)
- 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)
Note: Parentheses denotes when titles are expected to be released.
This year, more than 66,000 people attended E3, with millions more around the world watching live E3 streams where publishers took center stage to unveil some of the hottest videogames coming out the next several months. During the week of E3, GameStop saw an increase of 63% in pre-orders on those new titles announced, re-affirming its place in the gaming culture as the top destination fans go to access their favorite videogames.
For more in-depth E3 2019 news and coverage, please visit GameStop’s YouTube channel at GameStop TV.
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