There is one game in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (X360) adds 9,430 pre-orders in its final week for a grand total of 74,780. 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, the same as last week, and the top nine has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from eight last week. One game added 20,000 or more, the same as last week and three add 10,000 or more, down from five last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (X360) adds 9,430 pre-orders in its final week for a grand total of 74,780. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 100,000 to 125,000 unit range. The game had previously been released for the PC back in May, 2011. The game originally sold 38,521 copies at retail in its first week, while it just had 8,669 pre-orders. The game has sold 147,107 units to date.
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of King (PC, 2011) – 8,669 week one USA, 147,107 to date
Major Performers – Week Ending April 14
Kinect Star Wars (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 35,000 in its third week on sale, which is a little more than 50 percent of what it sold, 64,537, the previous week.
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 in its third week on sale.
Hardware sales were down across the board the previous week on average 12 percent, the previous week. Expect hardware sales for the week ending April 14 to be down again, however at a smaller percentage on average.
Other Hot Games
Diablo III (PC) is at the top spot, as it added 47,411 pre-orders, up from 61,522 last week, for a total of 615,145. The game is five weeks away from launch, May 15 in North America and Europe.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) is at number two, as it added 47,411 pre-orders, down from 11,530 last week, for a total of 275,624. The PlayStation 3 version is at number 11, as it added 2,971 pre-orders, up from 2,250 last, for a total of 93,387. The game is six weeks away from launch, May 22, 2012 in the USA.
Notable mentions: Assassin’s Creed III (X360) added 19,608 pre-orders for a total of 158,774. Assassin’s Creed III (PS3) added 8,629 pre-orders for a total of 106,156. Max Payne 3 (X360) added 8,631 pre-orders for a total of 114,009.
Requests: Resident Evil 6 (PS3) added 1,398 pre-orders for a total of 16,993. Resident Evil 6 (X360) added 1,417 pre-orders for a total of 16,880. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) added 222 pre-orders for a total of 14,974. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) added 37 pre-orders for a total of 6,505.
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