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USA Preorders Chart, 25 August 2012 - Guild Wars 2, Madden NFL 13 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2012 / 8,545 Views

Overview

There are two games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, Guild Wars 2 (PC) and Madden NFL 13 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 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 nine games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from seven last week, and the top 13 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 12 last week. Six games added 20,000 or more, up from four last week and nine added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Guild Wars 2 (PC) added 16,565 pre-orders for a grand total of 249,096. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 400,000 to 500,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between two million and three million units lifetime.

Madden NFL 13 (PS3) added 59,210 pre-orders for a grand total of 219,725. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 350,000 to 450,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.3 million and 1.6 million units lifetime.

  • Madden NFL 12 (PS3,  2011) – 485,649 week one USA, 1.59 million to date

Madden NFL 13 (X360) added 75,038 pre-orders for a grand total of 213,357. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 400,000 to 500,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.7 million and 2.0 million units lifetime.

  • Madden NFL 12 (X360,  2011) – 583,666 week one USA, 2.08 million to date

Major Performers – Week Ending September 1

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 100,000 in its second week on sale.

After the release of the 3DS XL last week, 3DS sales are expected to drop to around 50,000. Other hardware is expected to be relatively flat week on week.

Other Hot Games

Halo 4 Pre-orders vs Halo: Reach Pre-orders

Halo 4 (X360) has added 20,069 pre-orders, up from 15,625 last week, for a total of 590,688. The game is currently 232,000 pre-orders ahead of Halo: Reach during the same number of weeks before release. The game is 11 weeks away from launch in the USA, November 6, 2012.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Pre-orders vs Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Pre-orders

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) added 40,702 pre-orders, down from 53,736 last week, for a total of 647.395. The game is 192,000 pre-orders behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) during the same number of weeks before release. The game is 12 weeks away from launch in the USA, November 13, 2012.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Pre-orders vs Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Pre-orders

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) added 36,703 pre-orders, down from 37,446 last week, for a total of 399.324. The game has grown to 68,000 pre-orders ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3). The game is 12 weeks away from launch in the USA, November 13, 2012.

Notable mentions: Borderlands 2 (X360) added 29,956 pre-orders for a total of 339,190. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) added 12,379 pre-orders for a total of 334,651. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) added 10,225 pre-orders for a total of 115,197.

Requests: Resident Evil 6 (PS3) added 4,594 pre-orders for a total of 70,081. Resident Evil 6 (X360) added 3,957 pre-orders for a total of 63,272. God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 1,356 pre-orders for a total of 43,271. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) added 311 pre-orders for a total of 18,865. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) added 444 pre-orders for a total of 10,461.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 20, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the 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 Call of Duty: Black Ops II X360 12 40,702 647,395
2 Halo 4 X360 11 20,069 590,688
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PS3 12 26,703 399,324
4 Borderlands 2 X360 4 29,956 339,190
5 Assassin's Creed III X360 10 12,379 334,651
6 Guild Wars 2 PC 1 16,565 249,096
7 Madden NFL 13 PS3 1 59,210 219,725
8 Assassin's Creed III PS3 10 6,270 213,715
9 Madden NFL 13 X360 1 75,038 213,357
10 Borderlands 2 PS3 4 8,354 143,514
11 BioShock Infinite X360 32 599 127,673
12 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS N/A 730 126,385
13 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC 5 10,225 115,197
14 Hitman: Absolution X360 13 1,915 92,188
15 Pokemon Black / White Version 2 DS 7 7,022 81,655
16 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 556 80,742
17 Hitman: Absolution PS3 13 1,529 79,193
18 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 283 76,024
19 Borderlands 2 PC 4 2,921 74,469
20 BioShock Infinite PS3 32 423 74,144
21 Resident Evil 6 PS3 6 -- Pro --
22 Resident Evil 6 X360 6 -- Pro --
23 Assassin's Creed III PC 10 -- Pro --
24 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 25 -- Pro --
25 Far Cry 3 X360 15 -- Pro --
26 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 9 -- Pro --
27 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A -- Pro --
28 Dishonored X360 7 -- Pro --
29 FIFA 13 X360 N/A -- Pro --
30 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A -- Pro --
31 God of War: Ascension PS3 29 -- Pro --
32 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A -- Pro --
33 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 19 -- Pro --
34 Far Cry 3 PS3 15 -- Pro --
35 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 9 -- Pro --
36 Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time PS3 N/A -- Pro --
37 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A -- Pro --
38 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 25 -- Pro --
39 NBA 2K13 X360 6 -- Pro --
40 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC N/A -- Pro --
41 Dishonored PS3 7 -- Pro --
42 The Last of Us PS3 N/A -- Pro --
43 FIFA 13 PS3 N/A -- Pro --
44 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 PS3 3 -- Pro --
45 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A -- Pro --
46 XCOM X360 N/A -- Pro --
47 NBA 2K13 PS3 6 -- Pro --
48 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron X360 1 -- Pro --
49 Metro: Last Light X360 N/A -- Pro --
50 XCOM PS3 N/A -- Pro --

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14 Comments

JustThatGamer (on 04 September 2012)

Request: Tomb Raider


Tridrakious (on 01 September 2012)

I'm curious how PlayStation All-Stars is doing overall on both the PS Vita and PS3.


small44 (on 03 September 2012)

I think it will have great leg


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small44 (on 01 September 2012)

Request:Fifa PSVita and Little Big Planet PSVita


think-man (on 03 September 2012)

Request: Ps All stars Ps3 & vita


ewaugh (on 02 September 2012)

Request: Pikmin 3 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star


Michael-5 (on 02 September 2012)

We should have a comparison chart for more then just Halo and Call of Duty. Can't we do one for Assassins Creed or Pokemon?


Michael-5 (on 02 September 2012)

The combined console Call of Duty gap has grown 4,000 units. BO2 is now tracking 124,000 units behind MW3 during the same time before launch.


ljlrj (on 02 September 2012)

O_o wtf pokemon so low in preorders, is it gonna be the first that a pokemon dont sell great O_O


Michael-5 (on 02 September 2012)

Request: Pikmin 3 and Metal Gear Rising


ewaugh (on 02 September 2012)

ya can u finally show us these numbers i just preordered it yesterday so there has to be some


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Heavenly_King (on 01 September 2012)

The first black Ops2 Vs MW3 graph is the same as the second. It is shown on both the PS3 versions RE LOL!!


Comments below voting threshold

nnodley (on 01 September 2012)

Request: the last of us


Michael-5 (on 02 September 2012)

Between 18k and 43k lol. Probably 35,000 or so.


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