USA Preorders Chart, 5 May 2012 - StarHawk

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 May 2012 / 6,373 Views

Overview

There is one game in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch. StarHawk (PS3) added 4,284 pre-orders in its final week for a grand total of 55,622.  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 12 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 11 last week. Three games added 20,000 or more, the same as last week and three added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

StarHawk (PS3) added 4,284 pre-orders in its final week for a grand total of 55,622. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 60,000 to 80,000 unit range.  Expect StarHawk (PS3) to sell between 150,000 to 200,000 units by the time it stops selling. This is the first game in series.

Major Performers – Week Ending April 28

Sniper Elite V2 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 25,000 in its second week on sale, while the PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 20,000.

TERA (PC) sales are expected to drop to around 25,000 in its second week on sale.

Prototype 2 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 30,000 units in its third week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its third week on sale.

Hardware sales overall are expected to drop slightly compared to the previous week.

Other Hot Games

Diablo III Pre-order Sales

Diablo III (PC) is at the top spot, as it added 38,016 pre-orders, down from 70,444 last week, for a total of 764,529. The game is two 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 22,487 pre-orders, down from 27,097 last week, for a total of 352,255. The PlayStation 3 version is down one spot to number 12, as it added 4,122 pre-orders, down from 4,747 last, for a total of 106,250. The game is three weeks away from launch, May 22, 2012 in the USA.

Notable mentions: Max Payne 3 (X360) added 8,901 pre-orders for a total of 139,288. Max Payne 3 (PS3) added 5,989 pre-orders for a total of 112,894. Guild Wars 2 (PC) added 21,814 pre-orders for a total of 118,560.

Requests: Resident Evil 6 (PS3) added 1,477 pre-orders for a total of 23,114. Resident Evil 6 (X360) added 1,418 pre-orders for a total of 22,524. Heroes of Ruin (3DS) added 410 pre-orders for a total of 18,179.

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 to Launch Weekly Change Total
1 Diablo III PC 2 38,016 764,529
2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 3 22,487 352,255
3 Halo 4 X360 27 3,756 224,651
4 Assassin's Creed III X360 26 2,694 185,487
5 Max Payne 3 X360 2 8,901 139,288
6 Borderlands 2 X360 20 3,538 135,478
7 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 21,814 118,560
8 Assassin's Creed III PS3 26 2,319 117,775
9 Max Payne 3 PS3 2 5,989 112,894
10 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 614 112,824
11 BioShock Infinite X360 24 917 112,752
12 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 3 4,122 106,250
13 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 229 71,653
14 Borderlands 2 PS3 20 2,174 70,837
15 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 624 69,621
16 BioShock Infinite PS3 24 585 64,191
17 Darksiders II X360 8 2,500 55,844
18 StarHawk PS3 1 4,284 55,622
19 Dragon's Dogma X360 3 3,757 51,220
20 Darksiders II PS3 8 2,153 50,633
21 Dragon's Dogma PS3 3 -- Pro --
22 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A -- Pro --
23 Spec Ops: The Line X360 8 -- Pro --
24 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A -- Pro --
25 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A -- Pro --
26 Far Cry 3 X360 18 -- Pro --
27 Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 6 -- Pro --
28 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 N/A -- Pro --
29 Lollipop Chainsaw X360 6 -- Pro --
30 Hitman: Absolution PS3 N/A -- Pro --
31 Spec Ops: The Line PS3 8 -- Pro --
32 Sorcery PS3 3 -- Pro --
33 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A -- Pro --
34 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 N/A -- Pro --
35 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A -- Pro --
36 The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic DS N/A -- Pro --
37 Borderlands 2 PC 20 -- Pro --
38 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
39 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 N/A -- Pro --
40 Assassin's Creed III PC 26 -- Pro --
41 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS 13 -- Pro --
42 Far Cry 3 PS3 18 -- Pro --
43 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A -- Pro --
44 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC N/A -- Pro --
45 Heavy Fire: Afghanistan X360 N/A -- Pro --
46 Rabbids Party Collection Wii N/A -- Pro --
47 Resident Evil 6 PS3 22 -- Pro --
48 Prey 2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
49 Resident Evil 6 X360 22 -- Pro --
50 Metro: Last Light X360 N/A -- Pro --

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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12 Comments

JustThatGamer (on 12 May 2012)

Request: God of War: Ascension


small44 (on 13 May 2012)

God Of War won't out before 2013 so why request preorder of the game for now?


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JaxxRaxor (on 12 May 2012)

Pretty low preorder numbers for Starhawk, but I don't think this game has been advertised well by Sony.


Heavenly_King (on 11 May 2012)

sad StarHawk numbers :(


butcherknife (on 11 May 2012)

Agreed. Wish they were much higher. I think it would have been good to have StarHawk as a downloadable title, too. I was one of the pre-orders from last week, but haven't had time to play, yet.


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Sal.Paradise (on 11 May 2012)

Yep, a $30 PSN download for MP-only would've been far better.


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Munkeh111 (on 12 May 2012)

It is quite a good game, but from the looks of things, I am not sure that the story is really worth the extra, it is essentially a glorified tutorial. The worst thing is that you don't seem to be able to play split-screen without being signed into PSN...


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krafty89 (on 12 May 2012)

Lets hope it does well and have even better legs than Giselle. ;)


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tankde20 (on 14 May 2012)

just wondering, does this chart cover collectors editions as in Darksiders II, cuz there is no way the pre orders are less than last week considering how much all 4 copies moved up in bestseller charts


thehusbo (on 11 May 2012)

Requests: gravity daze and Littlebigplanet (vita) :)


Heavenly_King (on 11 May 2012)

And Resistance: Burning Skies XD


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small44 (on 12 May 2012)

Requests: gravity daze and Littlebigplanet (vita)


Epic_Bro_Fist (on 11 May 2012)

Request: Metro Last Light


cusman (on 12 May 2012)

I am interested in how much pre-order bump Hitman Absolution is going to get from giving away a free game (Sniper Challenge) for every pre-order from Gamestop. Also, Tomb Raider pre-orders should be tracked here. I have it pre-ordered since E3 2011.


chidori-chan2 (on 12 May 2012)

Request :Record of Agarest War 2


tankde20 (on 11 May 2012)

request: metro last light, South Park the Game.


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ryuzaki57 (on 11 May 2012)

Request : Atelier Meruru


Michael-5 (on 13 May 2012)

Request: The Last Story (Wii), Pokemon B/W2. How aren't these games in the top 50 yet?