Hmm... well the hype has been bottled up for ages.
On the other hand I can see alot waiting for the NX and the "better" version of the game likely to be there.
Im not sure I agree with your assesment, of it ending up being the highest at release, ever.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071