You're just as surprised as us, right? Well, yep, according to US retailer GameStop, Ghosts could well beat GTA V to the 'most-preordered game of 2013' title.
The retailer's senior VP of merchandising, Bob Puzon said that "Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut and cultural phenomenon. We are excited for the upcoming release of the new installment of this blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts
He went on to say "We look forward to celebrating the worldwide November launch of this great game that is on track to be the most pre-ordered title of the year."
Now here at SPOnG, we found this story particularly interesting, so we sat down and went through some possible reasons for Ghosts
taking the top spot - the obvious one being that 'people like CoD
more than GTA
Even with that thought came disagreements, so we started looking into it. Ghosts
is available on next-gen consoles, whereas GTA V
isn't. Could that be it? Surely they'll accumulate more pre-orders by covering more platform-ground?
We pondered that point for a while, and then came across quite a humorous little press release that states that GameStop are offering a CoD: Ghosts
+ Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 bundle. Could Activision really that
scared of GTA V
to start with? Or could that be the reason for the extra pre-orders?
Bear in mind of course, that 'most pre-orders' does not mean 'biggest selling'...
What do you guys think? Does Ghosts
deserve to win the battle, or will GTA V
take the crown? Oh, and if you're interested, there's more on the aforementioned PR here.