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GameStop’s “Top 10 Most Sought-After Games Coming Out Of E3 2019” Includes Pokemon Sword & Shield, Link’s Awakening & Mario Maker 2

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:

  1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare (10-25-19)
  2. Pokemon Sword/Shield (11-15-19)
  3. Final Fantasy VII Remake (3-3-20)
  4. Cyberpunk 2077 (4-16-20)
  5. Borderlands 3 (9-13-19)
  6. Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) (9-20-19)
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (11-15-19)
  8. Gears 5 (9-6-19)
  9. Super Mario Maker 2 (6-28-19)
  10. 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.

Source: GameStop PR

18 thoughts on “GameStop’s “Top 10 Most Sought-After Games Coming Out Of E3 2019” Includes Pokemon Sword & Shield, Link’s Awakening & Mario Maker 2”

      1. @Ridley

        I’m 31, married, with three kids. It is really outstandingly difficult for an internet rando shilling for Pokemon to make me feel immature. In fact, it is precisely that level of responsibility that makes it easy to cancel a preorder. I have a lot to do, little free time, and a giant stack of rare and valuable 8-32 bit games to play on a professional CRT monitor. I don’t *need* full priced new games at all. Being a hardcore gamer doesn’t mean buying everything a company puts out, just the opposite. It means having taste and standards and being comfortable to play something truly excellent rather than being distracted by something that’s merely new.

        Of course, you obviously know these things. As posters go, you’re one of the sensible ones.

    1. Jeremy Bird-Fremont

      I feel like the consumers willing to put up with gamestop stuff and the sword and shield stuff are gonna overlap a lot

    1. You are not alone! I’m actually getting pretty hyped for Astral Chain and Daemon X Machina, as well as Link’s Awakening.

    2. Those are probably the 2 most anticipated games for me right under Links Awakening. I really want to like Daemon X Machina just need to see more of it but kudos for the improvements and the Director/Developer dude seems like a good guy I’d want to support.

  1. No Death Stranding? By far my most “sough-after” game as of now; I thought a lot of other people were hyped as well. Guess not.

  2. Call of Duty always ranking so highly never fails to be depressing.
    My #1 right now is Astral Chain. With Fire Emblem close behind it. Also very hyped for Borderlands 3 and Luigi’s Mansion 3.
    The second half of this year is gonna be really great.

  3. Funny, I cancelled my preorder for both Sword and Shield since my money doesn’t seem to be in the Galar Pokedex

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