Pre-order numbers are often a good indication of future overall sales, and Amazon is reporting some huge numbers for several established franchises.
Recently, we heard that Battlefield 3 pre-orders were currently 10 times higher than that of Bad Company 2 at a similar point before release. Now, Amazon UK compares BF3 to its true predecessor ( Battlefield 2 on the PC), and the new game is 2,032% higher in regards to pre-orders. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is still topping EA's offering.
But what might be even more impressive is that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception pre-orders are currently up 488% over those for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . Remember, as the industry continues to grow, it's a little unfair to compare BF3 to BF2, given the 6-year gap. However, with a nearly 500% leap in pre-orders for the new Uncharted …well damn, it seems Naughty Dog is going to get the financial success they deserve.
Which isn't to say Among Thieves didn't sell well; we just think the best game of the generation should've sold more.