EA has said Dead Space 3's pre-orders are nearly five times higher than Dead Space 2's.
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau announced the figure during the firm's Investor Relations call last night. The figure is based on the Dead Space 2's pre-order sales from the same time period during 2010.
Gibeau also responded to criticism regarding the direction Dead Space 3 was taking. Fans have expressed their concern pertaining to the game's focus on its action-filled co-op component instead of the usual horror elements.
"We believe the new co-op gameplay feature is attracting a lot of attention and a broader audience."
Elsewhere, Crysis 3 pre-orders "are roughly three-times what they were for Crysis 2, at this time in 2010".
In the same investor's call, EA confirmed Star Wars: The Old Republic would be adding a free-to-play option, while Battlefield 3 Premium saw over 1.3 million subscribers signing up for the service.