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Pre-Orders for Madden 13, Dead Space 3, Crysis 3 All Higher Than Previous Versions Says EA

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Posted on July 31, 2012 AT 04:24pm

As a part of their first quarter earnings call today, EA announced that three of their upcoming games are tracking significantly higher in terms of pre-orders than previous chapters in those franchises.

Those three games were:

  • Madden NFL 13 – up 25% over pre-orders for Madden NFL 12
  • Dead Space 3 – tracking “almost five times higher” than Dead Space 2
  • Crysis 3 – “roughly three times” what pre-order numbers for Crysis 2 were

Those certainly have to be positive numbers for EA, especially the Dead Space 3 part. The addition of co-op to the game has been somewhat controversial among some fans of the series, but EA says those pre-order numbers show that the overall gaming community is eager for such features.

I have my opinions on the idea of adding co-op to Dead Space, but I think it best to keep them until I’ve actually played the game and know how things turn out. You, however, are free to voice your opinions in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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