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GameStop unveils top 10 pre-orders after E3

Nintendo titles are dominating pre-purchase numbers

Retailer GameStop has revealed its top-selling pre-orders following this year's E3 season.

The top 10 is largely dominated by Nintendo, but is also peppered with fresh instalments of established franchises like Far Cry and Madden.

Newly-announced Metroid Dread is leading the pre-orders chart. Metroid Dread is a revived project that was originally due to release on the DS in 2006, but was cancelled due to technical limitations.

Metroid is followed by The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which was announced at a Nintendo Direct back in February. Mario Golf Switch is in third place, which is due to release this Friday.

Other titles in the list include Far Cry 6 -- which was initially slated for a February release -- and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, which debuted at a Square Enix showcase last week.

Find the full top 10 pre-ordered titles below:

  • Metroid Dread, October 8, 2021
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, July 16, 2021
  • Mario Golf Switch, June 25, 2021
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, November 19, 2021
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, October 26, 2021
  • Far Cry 6, October 7, 2021
  • Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance, June 22, 2021
  • Madden NFL '22, August 20, 2021
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus, January 28, 2022

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