USA Preorders Chart, 15 September 2012 - Borderlands 2

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 September 2012 / 7,534 Views

Overview

There are is one game in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, Borderlands 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. 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 seven games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from six last week, and the top 11 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. Five 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

Borderlands 2 (X360) added 79,456 pre-orders for a grand total of 494,803. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 600,000 to 700,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 2.0 million and 2.2 million units lifetime.

  • Borderlands  (X360,  2009) – 207,531 week one USA, 1.85 million to date

Borderlands 2 (PS3) added 49,467 pre-orders for a grand total of 218,706. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 275,000 to 350,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 0.9 million and 1.1 million units lifetime.

  • Borderlands  (PS3,  2009) – 60,777 week one USA, 899,267 to date

Borderlands 2 (PC) added 5,994 pre-orders for a grand total of 86,575. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 100,000 to 125,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 500,000 and 600,000 units lifetime.

Major Performers – Week Ending September 22

Madden NFL 13 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 55,000 units in its fourth week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 40,000 in its fourth week.

NHL 13 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sales. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 12,000 in its second week.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 18,000 units in its second week on sale. The Xbox 360 version is expected to drop to around 15,000 units.

Overall hardware sales are expected to remain relatively flat compared to the previous week.

Other Hot Games

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

Halo 4 (X360) has added 24,523 pre-orders, down from 26,753 last week, for a total of 665,875. The game is down to 137,000 pre-orders ahead of Halo: Reach during the same number of weeks before release. The game is eight 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 30,228 pre-orders, down from 60,111 last week, for a total of 752,034. The game is 288,000 pre-orders behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) during the same number of weeks before release. The game is nine 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 15,538 pre-orders, down from 24,331 last week, for a total of 458,887. The game is 64,000 pre-orders ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3). The game is nine weeks away from launch in the USA, November 13, 2012.

Notable mentions: Assassin’s Creed III (X360) added 12,640 pre-orders for a total of 370,404. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) added 10,700 pre-orders for a total of 148,889. Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) added 13,546 pre-orders for a total of 113,839.

Requests:  Forza: Horizon (X360) added 3,871 pre-orders for a total of 32,676. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (PSV) added 2,594 pre-orders for a total of 25,049. New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU) just entered the chart this week with 1,047 pre-orders.

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 75 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
9 30,228 782,262
2
Halo 4
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
8 24,523 665,875
3
Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 79,456 494,803
4
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
9 15,538 458,887
5
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
7 12,640 370,404
6
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
7 7,740 237,610
7
Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 49,467 218,706
8
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Role-Playing
2 10,700 148,889
9
BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
24 929 130,309
10
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 790 128,798
11
Pokemon Black / White Version 2
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
4 13,546 113,839
12
Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution (X360)
Square Enix, Action
10 2,743 99,243
13
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
3 9,643 95,180
14
FIFA 13
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
2 20,315 87,155
15
Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 5,994 86,575
16
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6 (X360)
Capcom, Action
3 8,945 85,881
17
Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
10 2,818 85,788
18
Animal Crossing
Animal Crossing (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
N/A 531 82,617
19
Final Fantasy XIV Online
Final Fantasy XIV Online (PS3)
Unknown, Role-Playing
N/A 348 77,093
20
BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
24 463 75,654
21
Persona 4: The Golden
Persona 4: The Golden (PSV)
Atlus, Role-Playing
7 -- Pro --
22
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
7 -- Pro --
23
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
22 -- Pro --
24
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
12 -- Pro --
25
NBA 2K13
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
3 -- Pro --
26
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
6 -- Pro --
27
FIFA 13
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
2 -- Pro --
28
Dishonored
Dishonored (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
4 -- Pro --
29
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
6 -- Pro --
30
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3)
Unknown, Platform
N/A -- Pro --
31
NBA 2K13
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
3 -- Pro --
32
God of War: Ascension
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
26 -- Pro --
33
The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --
34
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
35
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
12 -- Pro --
36
Dishonored
Dishonored (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
4 -- Pro --
37
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
N/A -- Pro --
38
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Strategy
N/A -- Pro --
39
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
22 -- Pro --
40
XCOM
XCOM (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
41
The Last of Us
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --
42
Dead or Alive 5
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3)
, Fighting
2 -- Pro --
43
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
44
Dead or Alive 5
Dead or Alive 5 (X360)
, Fighting
2 -- Pro --
45
Forza: Horizon
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
6 -- Pro --
46
XCOM
XCOM (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
47
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
N/A -- Pro --
48
Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
49
Prey 2
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
50
Rabbids Party Collection
Rabbids Party Collection (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
51
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan (X360)
Mastiff, Shooter
16 -- Pro --
52
WWE '13
WWE '13 (X360)
THQ, Fighting
7 -- Pro --
53
XCOM
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
54
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Fighting
10 -- Pro --
55
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed (PSV)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --
56
The Deepak Chopra Project
The Deepak Chopra Project (X360)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
57
WWE '13
WWE '13 (PS3)
THQ, Fighting
7 -- Pro --
58
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
59
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
3 -- Pro --
60
Anarchy Reigns
Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
29 -- Pro --
61
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC)
Activision, Shooter
9 -- Pro --
62
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (Wii)
Unknown, Platform
N/A -- Pro --
63
Anarchy Reigns
Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
29 -- Pro --
64
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (Wii)
Unknown, Action
N/A -- Pro --
65
BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
24 -- Pro --
66
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A -- Pro --
67
Prey 2
Prey 2 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
68
God Eater
God Eater (PSP)
Unknown, Action
N/A -- Pro --
69
Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
70
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
3 -- Pro --
71
Oops! Prank Party
Oops! Prank Party (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
72
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
9 -- Pro --
73
Aion: Assault on Balaurea
Aion: Assault on Balaurea (PC)
Unknown, Role-Playing
N/A -- Pro --
74
LittleBigPlanet Karting
LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
8 -- Pro --
75
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
19 -- Pro --

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8 Comments

kivi95 (on 20 September 2012)

Nice with a top 75 now :).


Virus_Of_Life (on 20 September 2012)

Request: Ni No Kuni (ps3)


Michael-5 (on 20 September 2012)

Request: Pikmin 3, Black Ops 2 (Wii U) and Assassins Creed 3 (Wii U)


C-M-D (on 20 September 2012)

Request: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified


Ucell (on 21 September 2012)

Requests: Persona 4: The Golden (PSV) God Of War: Ascension (PS3) Gears Of War: Judgement (Xbox 360) Need For Speed: Most Wanted (PSV)


Michael-5 (on 20 September 2012)

combined PS360 Black Ops 2 pre-orders drop 98k behind MW3, increasing the gap to 224k, from 126k. No word on how well the Wii U version is doing, but it probably won't be enough to make up for the gap.


Michael-5 (on 20 September 2012)

God Eater released in North America a long while back, you should check that (along with Pokemon Conquest!)


XiaoMay (on 20 September 2012)

Good