USA Preorders Chart, 14 April 2012 - The Witcher 2

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 April 2012 / 5,613 Views

Overview

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.

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 5 47,411 615,145
2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 6 17,824 275,624
3 Halo 4 X360 N/A 3,976 211,269
4 Assassin's Creed III X360 29 19,608 158,774
5 Borderlands 2 X360 23 7,818 122,004
6 Max Payne 3 X360 5 8,631 114,009
7 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 1,372 110,569
8 BioShock Infinite X360 27 1,641 109,658
9 Assassin's Creed III PS3 29 8,629 106,156
10 Max Payne 3 PS3 5 4,717 95,928
11 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 6 2,971 93,387
12 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings X360 1 9,430 74,780
13 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 228 71,077
14 Prototype 2 PS3 2 5,134 70,738
15 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 924 67,589
16 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 8,250 67,279
17 Borderlands 2 PS3 23 3,024 63,247
18 BioShock Infinite PS3 27 1,067 62,291
19 Prototype 2 X360 2 6,783 52,768
20 Darksiders II X360 11 3,519 47,002
21 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A -- Pro --
22 StarHawk PS3 4 -- Pro --
23 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A -- Pro --
24 Darksiders II PS3 11 -- Pro --
25 Spec Ops: The Line X360 11 -- Pro --
26 Dragon's Dogma X360 6 -- Pro --
27 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 N/A -- Pro --
28 Dragon's Dogma PS3 6 -- Pro --
29 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A -- Pro --
30 Far Cry 3 X360 21 -- Pro --
31 Spec Ops: The Line PS3 11 -- Pro --
32 Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 9 -- Pro --
33 Hitman: Absolution PS3 N/A -- Pro --
34 Sniper Elite V2 X360 3 -- Pro --
35 Lollipop Chainsaw X360 9 -- Pro --
36 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A -- Pro --
37 Garfield Gets Real DS N/A -- Pro --
38 The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic DS N/A -- Pro --
39 Sorcery PS3 6 -- 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 Sniper Elite V2 PS3 3 -- Pro --
43 Jig-A-Pix: Wild World DS N/A -- Pro --
44 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 N/A -- Pro --
45 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
46 Borderlands 2 PC 23 -- Pro --
47 Heavy Fire: Afghanistan X360 N/A -- Pro --
48 Far Cry 3 PS3 21 -- Pro --
49 Witch's Wish DS N/A -- Pro --
50 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A -- Pro --

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7 Comments

thehusbo (on 20 April 2012)

Request: the last of us and resistance burning skies :)


ljlrj (on 23 April 2012)

pokemon black and white2


Michael-5 (on 20 April 2012)

Considering that Resident Evil 6 and GTA V are going to be two of the biggest games this fall (only topped by Halo, Call of Duty, and Assassin's Creed if that), those pre-order numbers are really low. Maybe GTA V will be pushed into 2013? Request: The Last Story, Pokemon White/Black 2, and is Gamestop taking pre-orders for Pandora's Tower? Maybe to encourage localization?


Heavenly_King (on 21 April 2012)

I believe that is because the new "cool game to own" is Call of Duty and not Grand Theft Auto as it was way back.


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ryuzaki57 (on 20 April 2012)

Atelier Meruru preorders please!


Millenium (on 19 April 2012)

Request: Aliens: CM & Hitman: A, good article as always!


menx64 (on 19 April 2012)

thx... request the last story!


ljigga (on 19 April 2012)

Request Starhawk for PS3 numbers