USA Preorders Chart, 17 March 2012 - Resident Evil, kid Icarus

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 March 2012 / 5,879 Views

Overview

There are two games in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS).

The top four games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top nine has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 10 last week. Zero games add 20,000 or more, down from one last week and two add 10,000 or more, down from three last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Pre-orders

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) added 6,000 pre-orders in its final week, for a grand total of 212,000. This suggests that first week sales will be in the 250,000 to 300,000 unit range. This is about half of Resident Evil 5, which is the only other game in the franchise to be released on the Xbox 360. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units in the USA by the time it is done selling.

  • Resident Evil 5 (X360, 2009) – 522,043 week one USA, 1,698,229 to date
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS, 2012) – 85,937 week one USA, 108,869 to date

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) added 12,000 pre-orders in its final week, for a grand total of 183,000. This suggests that first week sales will be in the 225,000 to 250,000 unit range. This is about two-thirds of what Resident Evil 5 sold, which is the only other game in the franchise to be released on the PlayStation 3. Expect the game to sell between 500,000 and 600,000 units in the USA by the time it is done selling.

  • Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 2009) – 337,453 week one USA, 1,582,007 to date
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS, 2012) – 85,937 week one USA, 108,869 to date

Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) added 6,000 pre-orders in its final week, for a grand total of 58,000. This suggests that first week sales will be in the 75,000 to 100,000 unit range. There are no other Kid Icarus games that VGChartz has tracked. Expect the game to sell between 250,000 and 300,000 units in the USA by the time it is done selling.

Major Performers – Week Ending March 24

Tales of Graces f (PS3) sales are expected to drop by two-thirds in its second week on sale to around 45,000 in the USA.

Mario Party 9 (Wii) sales are expected to drop to around 40,000 in its second week.

Silent Hill Downpour sales are expected to drop to around a combined 45,000 in its second week. With the Xbox 360 version selling around 25,000 and the PlayStation 3 version selling around 20,000.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations sales are expected to drop to around a combined 35,000 in its second week. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 20,000 and the Xbox 360 version to around 15,000.

The one other debut from the previous week, Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3) is expected to drop to around 7,000 in its second week.

Mass Effect 3 sales are expected to drop to around a combined 125,000 in its third week on sale. The Xbox 360 version is expected to sell around 100,000, while the PlayStation 3 version is expected to sell around 25,000.

Hardware sales will decline slightly for the week ending March 24, with an average drop of around 10 percent. Expect sales to stabilize in a couple weeks and to remain relatively flat most weeks through the month of May.

Other Hot Games

Xenoblade Chronicles Pre-orders

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) is at number seven, as it adds 10,000 pre-orders, down from 18,000 last week, for a total of 158,000. The game is three weeks away from launch, April 2, 2012 in the USA.

Notable mentions: Diablo III (PC) added 8,000 pre-orders for a total of 449,000. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) added 6,000 pre-orders for a total of 233,000. Max Payne 3 (X360) added 3,000 pre-orders for a total of 95,000.

The Top 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Name Platform Weeks
Change Total
1 Diablo III PC 9 8,422 449,155
2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 10 5,740 233,195
3 Kinect Star Wars X360 3 3,078 226,488
4 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City X360 1 6,366 212,005
5 Halo 4 X360 N/A 3,396 197,398
6 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 1 12,402 182,963
7 Xenoblade Chronicles Wii 3 10,294 158,455
8 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 1,278 105,619
9 BioShock Infinite X360 31 2,052 102,572
10 Borderlands 2 X360 N/A 5,807 97,393
11 Max Payne 3 X360 9 2,795 95,495
12 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 10 1,870 84,841
13 Max Payne 3 PS3 9 2,314 83,702
14 Paper Mario 3DS N/A 708 75,228
15 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 243 69,896
16 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3 N/A 668 65,064
17 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 627 64,673
18 Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS 1 5,884 58,275
19 BioShock Infinite PS3 31 1,551 57,732
20 Prototype 2 PS3 6 2,489 57,415
21 Borderlands 2 PS3 N/A 3,270 51,993
22 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 2,365 50,465
23 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A 163 45,571
24 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings X360 5 3,581 39,897
25 Spec Ops: The Line X360 N/A 576 37,541
26 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 11 522 37,153
27 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A 551 36,994
28 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3 N/A 5,789 36,737
29 Darksiders II X360 N/A 2,264 36,226
30 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A 1,202 35,870

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9 Comments

Salnax (on 22 March 2012)

Xenoblade enters the top 5 next week!


crunch (on 24 March 2012)

I expect Kid Icarus to sell better in the long term so I think it should be able to get over your expected 300,00 lifetime sales.


Michael-5 (on 26 March 2012)

Wait, are requests back? There is no message saying otherwise. Please: The Last Story (Wii)


ryuzaki57 (on 25 March 2012)

Kid Icarus looks set to bomb. Unexpected but interesting...


Mnementh (on 27 March 2012)

As I bought the game, I expect a not too good first week (the 100.000 I think is too high), but word-of-mouth and therefore legs. At least a million worldwide, half a million in Japan and 0,25 in US and Europe.


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AceRandum (on 24 March 2012)

halo 4 is still in the top 5 yes


Michael-5 (on 24 March 2012)

Wait a second....After the game releasing next week, XenoBlades adds the most Pre-Orders? Yay! Hope The Last Story gets on the list soon.


chidori-chan2 (on 23 March 2012)

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) added 6,000 pre-orders in its final week, for a grand total of 212,000. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units in the USA" WOW... this is next 1 million sales in one week.looks the bad reviews not affect racoon city salles...Anyway, good for slant six (love this guys)


crunch (on 24 March 2012)

It means 600,000 - 700,000 lifetime sales in the US not first week!


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DareDareCaro (on 23 March 2012)

Starhawk got no love...


italo244 (on 22 March 2012)

3 new games next week!