USA Preorders Chart, 12 May 2012 - Diablo III

by William D'Angelo, posted on 16 May 2012 / 9,283 Views

Overview

There are two games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch. Diablo III (PC) is the top game before release this week. It added 59,463 pre-orders for a grand total of 823,992.  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. Two games added 20,000 or more, down from three last week and four added 10,000 or more, up from three last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Diablo III Pre-order Sales

Diablo III (PC) added 59,463 pre-orders for a grand total of 823,992.  Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 900,000 to 1.1 million unit range.  Expect Diablo III (PC) to sell between 1.5 million to 2.0 million units by the time it stops selling.

  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC,  2010) – 775,852 week one USA, 1.88 million to date

Max Payne 3 (X360) added 19,263 pre-orders for a final total of 158,551. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 200,000 to 250,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.0 million to 1.2 million units by the time it stops selling.

Max Payne 3 (X360) added 10,152 pre-orders for a final total of 123,046. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 150,000 to 200,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 800,000 to 1.0 million units by the time it stops selling.

Major Performers – Week Ending April 28

StarHawk (PS3) 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 25,000 units in its third week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 12,000 units in its third week on sale.

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

Other Hot Games

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 20,611 pre-orders, down from 22,487 last week, for a total of 372,866. The PlayStation 3 version is at number 12, as it added 4,486 pre-orders, up from 4,122 last, for a total of 110,736. The game is two weeks away from launch, May 22, 2012 in the USA.

Notable mentions: Halo 4 (X360) added 2,693 pre-orders for a total of 227,344. Guild Wars 2 (PC) added 9,894 pre-orders for a total of 128,454. Dragon’s Dogma (X360) added 4,406 pre-orders for a total of 55,626.

Requests: Metro: Last Light (X360) added 228 pre-orders for a total of 22,744. Metro: Last Light (PS3) added 265 pre-orders for a total of 14,783.  LittleBigPlanet (PSV) added 468 pre-orders for a total of 11,666. God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 1,939 pre-orders for a total of 5,970.

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 1 59,463 823,992
2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 2 20,611 372,866
3 Halo 4 X360 26 2,693 227,344
4 Assassin's Creed III X360 25 2,893 188,380
5 Max Payne 3 X360 1 19,263 158,551
6 Borderlands 2 X360 19 3,432 138,910
7 Guild Wars 2 PC N/A 9,894 128,454
8 Max Payne 3 PS3 1 10,152 123,046
9 Assassin's Creed III PS3 25 2,289 120,064
10 BioShock Infinite X360 23 1,014 113,766
11 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 600 113,424
12 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 2 4,486 110,736
13 Borderlands 2 PS3 19 2,035 72,872
14 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 211 71,864
15 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 673 70,294
16 BioShock Infinite PS3 23 676 64,867
17 Darksiders II X360 7 1,982 57,826
18 Dragon's Dogma X360 2 4,406 55,626
19 Darksiders II PS3 7 2,137 52,770
20 Dragon's Dogma PS3 2 3,583 51,439
21 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC N/A -- Pro --
22 Spec Ops: The Line X360 7 -- Pro --
23 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A -- Pro --
24 Hitman: Absolution X360 N/A -- Pro --
25 Lollipop Chainsaw PS3 5 -- Pro --
26 Lollipop Chainsaw X360 5 -- Pro --
27 Far Cry 3 X360 17 -- Pro --
28 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 N/A -- Pro --
29 Hitman: Absolution PS3 N/A -- Pro --
30 Spec Ops: The Line PS3 7 -- Pro --
31 Sorcery PS3 2 -- Pro --
32 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A -- Pro --
33 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 N/A -- Pro --
34 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS 12 -- Pro --
35 Borderlands 2 PC 19 -- Pro --
36 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A -- Pro --
37 The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic DS N/A -- Pro --
38 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
39 Assassin's Creed III PC 25 -- Pro --
40 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 N/A -- Pro --
41 Far Cry 3 PS3 17 -- Pro --
42 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A -- Pro --
43 Call of Duty: Black Ops II X360 27 -- Pro --
44 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC N/A -- Pro --
45 NCAA Football 13 X360 9 -- Pro --
46 Heavy Fire: Afghanistan X360 N/A -- Pro --
47 Resident Evil 6 PS3 21 -- Pro --
48 Game of Thrones X360 1 -- Pro --
49 Resident Evil 6 X360 21 -- Pro --
50 Rabbids Party Collection Wii N/A -- Pro --

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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9 Comments

Michael-5 (on 20 May 2012)

Request: The Last Story (Wii) I hope this game breaks 100k week 1 sales. Also could you do a Halo 4 vs. Halo: Reach section?


tankde20 (on 16 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


ryuzaki57 (on 16 May 2012)

Can we have those Gravity Rush preorders please?


small44 (on 16 May 2012)

Little big planet psvita preorder are good or not?


invetedlotus123 (on 17 May 2012)

Diablo wont stop selling, just like all Blizzard games, in 5 years there will still be demand for it.


Pemalite (on 17 May 2012)

StarCraft 1 has continued to sell for years, StarCraft sold over 9.5 million copies across the globe to date, with 4.5 million of these being sold in South Korea alone, which is phenomenal for a game that's 14 years old now... I imagine Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 will have similarly long legs as Blizzard isn't afraid to support and patch a game for over a decade.


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jamesmarkus87 (on 16 May 2012)

Request: Halo: Reach vs. Halo 4 Request: Uncharted 3 vs. The Last of Us


Bristow9091 (on 16 May 2012)

Dragon's Dogma will probably sell around 150-200k combined FW in the US alone by looking at those numbers... provided they get bigger within the next two weeks that is.


JaxxRaxor (on 19 May 2012)

Yeah Dragon's Dogma looks like it will be more successful than Capcom's other new IP Asura's Wrath.


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JustThatGamer (on 17 May 2012)

I don't believe those God of War: Ascension numbers, since it was announced it has been in the top 15 best selling PS3 games in Gamestop, top 75 PS3 games on Amazon and top 150 in Walmart & Best Buy. And that's just people pre-ordering online, so considering pretty much the same amount or more people pre-order in stores then I believe it must be at 10-15k by now.


MattAnderson (on 17 May 2012)

VGChartz is terrible when it comes to PC game sales. SC2 is at 1.88 million? What happened to the 3 million it was at a year after launch? Blizzard already said Diablo 3 was their most pre-ordered game ever, so there is no way its only going to sell 2 million copies in it's lifetime.


Pemalite (on 17 May 2012)

VGchartz doesn't track digital sales which is simply *massive* on the PC.
Which isn't to be unexpected really, most game stores only have a tiny section for PC anyway so people have to go online to get their fix.


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