USA Preorders Chart, 7 April 2012 - Diablo III Leads the Charts

by William D'Angelo, posted on 13 April 2012 / 5,913 Views

Overview

There are no games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch. As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.

The top three games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, down from four last week, and the top right has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from nine last week. One game added 20,000 or more, the same as last week and five add 10,000 or more, up from two last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

There are no games in the top 20 to be in its final week before release.

Major Performers – Week Ending April 14

Kinect Star Wars (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 110,000 in its second week on sale. This is a drop of just under 60 percent compared to its first week on sale.

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) sales are expected to drop to around 50,000 in its second week on sale.

Devil May Cry HD Collection sales are expected to drop down to a combined 30,000 in its second week. Both version are expected to sell around 15,000.

Overall hardware sales were up for the previous week; however expect overall sales for the week ending April 14 to remain flat. The Xbox 360 had gotten a boost in sales due to Kinect Star Wars, so hardware sales should be down a little bit.

Other Hot Games

Diablo III Pre-order Sales

Diablo III (PC) is at the top spot, as it added 61,522 pre-orders, up from 34,774 last week, for a total of 567,734. The game has an outside shot of reaching one million pre-orders by the time it releases. The game is six weeks away from launch, May 15 in North America and Europe.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier USA Pre-orders

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) is at number two, as it added 11,530 pre-orders, down from 6,676 last week, for a total of 257,800. The PlayStation 3 version is down one spot to number 11, as it adds 2,250 pre-orders, up from 1,697 last, for a total of 90,416. The game is seven weeks away from launch, May 22, 2012 in the USA.

Notable mentions: Assassin’s Creed III (X360) added 16,936 pre-orders for a total of 139,166. Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) added 15,042 pre-orders for a total of 97,527. Borderlands 2 (X360) added 7,100 pre-orders for a total of 114,186.

 

Requests: The Last Story (Wii) added 2,265 pre-orders for a total of 9,461. The other requests from the previous week weren’t in the charts. Here are two games outside the top 20 that weren’t requested. Darksiders II (X360) added 2,742 pre-orders for a total of 42,781, while the PlayStation 3 version added 2,801 pre-orders for a total of 38,272. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS) added 1,373 pre-orders for a total of 19,394.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 20, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the three most requested games will be added in next week's article!

The Top 50 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 6 61,522 567,734
2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 7 11,530 257,800
3 Halo 4 X360 N/A 3,206 207,293
4 Assassin's Creed III X360 30 16,936 139,166
5 Borderlands 2 X360 24 7,100 114,186
6 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 1,276 109,197
7 BioShock Infinite X360 28 1,631 108,017
8 Max Payne 3 X360 6 4,121 105,378
9 Assassin's Creed III PS3 30 15,042 97,527
10 Max Payne 3 PS3 6 3,050 91,211
11 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 7 2,250 90,416
12 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 280 70,849
13 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 839 66,665
14 Prototype 2 PS3 3 3,713 65,604
15 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings X360 2 14,067 65,350
16 BioShock Infinite PS3 28 1,032 61,224
17 Borderlands 2 PS3 24 2,570 60,223
18 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 4,250 59,029
19 Prototype 2 X360 3 5,665 45,985
20 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A 99 45,950
21 Darksiders II X360 12 -- Pro --
22 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A -- Pro --
23 StarHawk PS3 5 -- Pro --
24 Spec Ops: The Line X360 12 -- Pro --
25 Darksiders II PS3 12 -- Pro --
26 Dragon's Dogma X360 7 -- Pro --
27 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 N/A -- Pro --
28 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A -- Pro --
29 Dragon's Dogma PS3 7 -- Pro --
30 Spec Ops: The Line PS3 12 -- Pro --
31 Hitman: Absolution PS3 N/A -- Pro --
32 Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 N/A -- Pro --
33 Far Cry 3 X360 22 -- Pro --
34 Garfield Gets Real DS N/A -- Pro --
35 The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic DS N/A -- Pro --
36 Sniper Elite V2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
37 Sorcery PS3 7 -- Pro --
38 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A -- Pro --
39 Lollipop Chainsaw X360 N/A -- Pro --
40 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 N/A -- Pro --
41 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A -- Pro --
42 Jig-A-Pix: Wild World DS N/A -- Pro --
43 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 N/A -- Pro --
44 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 N/A -- Pro --
45 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
46 Heavy Fire: Afghanistan X360 N/A -- Pro --
47 Witch's Wish DS N/A -- Pro --
48 Far Cry 3 PS3 22 -- Pro --
49 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A -- Pro --
50 Borderlands 2 PC 24 -- Pro --

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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20 Comments

Michael-5 (on 13 April 2012)

Request: Resident Evil 5, Grand Theft Auto 5.......sucks for starhawk


Michael-5 (on 14 April 2012)

I mean, sucks for Last Story.


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duckypwns (on 13 April 2012)

I'm not gonna lie - I am REALLY NOT excited for Diablo 3. The game itself looks ok but the restrictions are severely going to limit its potential fun. Restrictions aren't fun. When will they learn that?


NintendoPie (on 13 April 2012)

Luigi's Mansion almost in the top 5. ^_^


pezus (on 13 April 2012)

Downvoted!


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duckypwns (on 15 April 2012)

Upvoted!


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spurgeonryan (on 13 April 2012)

Also anyone know how many weeks till The Last Story comes to the Wii? Hopefully a while! Because those numbers are horrible! Needs at least 100,000.First week.


Michael-5 (on 13 April 2012)

It releases Tuesday June 19th, so 11 weeks. Has to average just over 8k weekly to top 100k preorders. Will be hard in the slow month of June, but after people finish XenoBlade or play it and appreciate it, pre-orders should pick up.


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pezus (on 13 April 2012)

I say 50-60k FW


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Michael-5 (on 14 April 2012)

Apparently, no one likes your posts here pez. I think it could do 100k week 2, mainly because it releases at the start of the week, but realistically 80-100k.


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snitch55 (on 13 April 2012)

Ok, you have Diablo 3 at 553 761 and 47,549 pre-orders for the week and on the chart it says it is at 567 734 units. What's the deal? Request- Darksiders 2 PS3


trunkswd (on 13 April 2012)

Thanks! There were some adjustments to the numbers from when I wrote this to when I posted this.


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The_Botman (on 13 April 2012)

Where's RE6?


mightymek (on 15 April 2012)

Request: I'd like to see what Sniper Elite V2 is doing for both systems. I played the demo last night and thought it was great.


bigjon (on 15 April 2012)

I pre-ordered D3 day 1


bigjon (on 15 April 2012)

I pre-ordered D3 day 1


Majora (on 15 April 2012)

Really want Luigi's Mansion 2...


sabestar (on 15 April 2012)

Request: Grand Theft Auto V


ryuzaki57 (on 15 April 2012)

Atelier Meruru preorders please!


DareDareCaro (on 14 April 2012)

Let's go Starhawkl... Push! Push!


Sir_Kay (on 14 April 2012)

This is no surprise at all. Diablo is an incredibly popular game series and Diablo II had all the fans begging for more. When discussing RPGs, Diablo will probably come up in the conversation. Many games have tried to do what Diablo does, but with much less success. Dungeon Siege 3 was supposed to ease the absence of a third game, but just ended up being a massive disappointment. The nostalgia factor alone is a major draw. It is great that Diablo's sequel is alive and healthy. It could have easily gone the way of Bauldur's Gate. http://www.videodetective.com/games/baldurs-gate-dark-alliance-ii/102500 Dark Alliance II left such a cliffhanger too.


tankde20 (on 13 April 2012)

request: darksiders II.. both consoles


Mad55 (on 13 April 2012)

Lol how you gone thumbs down someones request...anyway i thought max payne would be doing better.


butcherknife (on 13 April 2012)

I am thinking about pre-ordering Starhawk. I really liked the multiplayer beta. It took a bit to figure out the building mechanic, but once I did it turned into a really fun game. But for each game to be fun, it really takes a few guys on each team that understand building. Nice to see Sly Cooper and Sorcery charting.


pezus (on 13 April 2012)

Request: Starhawk


kivi95 (on 13 April 2012)

Yes please!!!


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spurgeonryan (on 13 April 2012)

Interesting, so PRO is up and running now! Wow!


small44 (on 13 April 2012)

Request- Moral Kombat PSVita