USA Preorders Chart, 22 September 2012 - Mists of Pandaria, FIFA 13

by William D'Angelo, posted on 28 September 2012 / 9,152 Views

Overview

There are two games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) and FIFA 13 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 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 five games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, down from seven last week, and the top 12 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 11 last week. Four games added 20,000 or more, down from five last week and 11 added 10,000 or more, up from nine last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Word of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) added 13,112 pre-orders for a grand total of 162,001. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 200,000 to 300,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 0.8 million and 1.0 million units lifetime.

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm  (PC,  2010) – 677,626 week one USA, 1.52 million to date

FIFA 13 (X360) added 24,513 pre-orders for a grand total of 111,668. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 200,000 to 300,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 800,000 and 900,000 units lifetime.

  • FIFA Soccer 12  (X360,  2011) – 209,510 week one USA, 715,264 to date

FIFA 13 (PS3) added 24,513 pre-orders for a grand total of 111,668. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 150,000 to 250,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 700,000 and 800,000 units lifetime.

  • FIFA Soccer 12  (PS3,  2011) – 198,488 week one USA, 694,834 to date

Major Performers – Week Ending September 29

Borderlands 2 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 225,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 100,000 units. The PC version is expected to drop to around 40,000 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 34,370 pre-orders, up from 24,523 last week, for a total of 700,245. The game is down to 68,000 pre-orders ahead of Halo: Reach during the same number of weeks before release. The game is seven 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 39,584 pre-orders, up from 30,228 last week, for a total of 821,846. The game has grown to 353,000 pre-orders behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) during the same number of weeks before release. The game is eight 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 15,300 pre-orders, down from 15,538 last week, for a total of 474,187. The game is now just 24,000 pre-orders ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3). The game is eight weeks away from launch in the USA, November 13, 2012.

Notable mentions: Assassin’s Creed III (X360) added 15,062 pre-orders for a total of 385,466. Pokémon Black / White Version 2 (DS) added 16,010 pre-orders for a total of 129,849. Resident Evil 6 (PS3) added 15,733 pre-orders for a total of 110,953.

Requests: Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (PSV) added 1,371 pre-orders for a total of 8,236. Pikmin 3 (WiiU) added 2,746 pre-orders for a total of 3,234. Assassin’s Creed 3 (WiiU) added 2,621 pre-orders for a total of 2,680. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (WiiU) enters the charts this week with 1,192 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
Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360)
Activision, Shooter
8 39,584 821,846
2
Gamewise.co
Halo 4 (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
7 34,370 700,245
3
Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3)
Activision, Shooter
8 15,300 474,187
4
Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed III (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
6 15,062 385,466
5
Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed III (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
6 9,711 247,321
6
Gamewise.co
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Role-Playing
1 13,112 162,001
7
Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
23 1,047 131,356
8
Gamewise.co
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 1,091 129,889
9
Gamewise.co
Pokemon Black / White Version 2 (DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
3 16,010 129,849
10
Gamewise.co
FIFA 13 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Sports
1 24,513 111,668
11
Gamewise.co
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Capcom, Action
2 15,773 110,953
12
Gamewise.co
Hitman: Absolution (X360)
Square Enix, Action
9 3,053 102,296
13
Gamewise.co
Resident Evil 6 (X360)
Capcom, Action
2 11,815 97,696
14
Gamewise.co
Hitman: Absolution (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
9 2,714 88,502
15
Gamewise.co
Animal Crossing (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
N/A 830 83,447
16
Gamewise.co
Persona 4: The Golden (PSV)
Atlus, Role-Playing
6 5,975 78,835
17
Gamewise.co
FIFA 13 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Sports
1 20,298 78,828
18
Gamewise.co
Final Fantasy XIV Online (PS3)
Unknown, Role-Playing
N/A 530 77,623
19
Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
23 618 76,272
20
Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
2 13,696 76,018
21
Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed III (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
6 -- Pro --
22
Gamewise.co
Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
21 -- Pro --
23
Gamewise.co
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
5 -- Pro --
24
Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
11 -- Pro --
25
Gamewise.co
Dishonored (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
3 -- Pro --
26
Gamewise.co
NBA 2K13 (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
2 -- Pro --
27
Gamewise.co
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
5 -- Pro --
28
Gamewise.co
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
25 -- Pro --
29
Gamewise.co
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --
30
Gamewise.co
Dishonored (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
3 -- Pro --
31
Gamewise.co
Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
11 -- Pro --
32
Gamewise.co
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
33
Gamewise.co
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
20 -- Pro --
34
Gamewise.co
XCOM (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
35
Gamewise.co
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Blizzard Entertainment, Strategy
N/A -- Pro --
36
Gamewise.co
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
21 -- Pro --
37
Gamewise.co
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --
38
Gamewise.co
Dead or Alive 5 (PS3)
, Fighting
1 -- Pro --
39
Gamewise.co
Dead or Alive 5 (X360)
, Fighting
1 -- Pro --
40
Gamewise.co
Forza: Horizon (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
5 -- Pro --
41
Gamewise.co
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
42
Gamewise.co
XCOM (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
43
Gamewise.co
LittleBigPlanet (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
N/A -- Pro --
44
Gamewise.co
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (Wii)
Unknown, Platform
N/A -- Pro --
45
Gamewise.co
WWE '13 (X360)
THQ, Fighting
6 -- Pro --
46
Gamewise.co
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
47
Gamewise.co
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
48
Gamewise.co
WWE '13 (PS3)
THQ, Fighting
6 -- Pro --
49
Gamewise.co
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
50
Gamewise.co
Rabbids Party Collection (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
51
Gamewise.co
Assassin's Creed (PSV)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --
52
Gamewise.co
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Fighting
9 -- Pro --
53
Gamewise.co
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan (X360)
Mastiff, Shooter
15 -- Pro --
54
Gamewise.co
The Deepak Chopra Project (X360)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
55
Gamewise.co
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC)
Activision, Shooter
8 -- Pro --
56
Gamewise.co
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
57
Gamewise.co
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
2 -- Pro --
58
Gamewise.co
Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
28 -- Pro --
59
Gamewise.co
Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
28 -- Pro --
60
Gamewise.co
The Smurfs (Wii)
Unknown, Action
N/A -- Pro --
61
Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
23 -- Pro --
62
Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A -- Pro --
63
Gamewise.co
LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
7 -- Pro --
64
Gamewise.co
Prey 2 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
65
Gamewise.co
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Nintendo, Platform
8 -- Pro --
66
Gamewise.co
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
N/A -- Pro --
67
Gamewise.co
God Eater (PSP)
Unknown, Action
N/A -- Pro --
68
Gamewise.co
Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
2 -- Pro --
69
Gamewise.co
Dishonored (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
3 -- Pro --
70
Gamewise.co
Oops! Prank Party (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A -- Pro --
71
Gamewise.co
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
18 -- Pro --
72
Gamewise.co
Jewel Quest Solitaire (DS)
Unknown, Puzzle
N/A -- Pro --
73
Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square-Enix, Action
28 -- Pro --
74
Gamewise.co
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
28 -- Pro --
75
Gamewise.co
NCIS 3D (3DS)
Ubisoft, Adventure
N/A -- Pro --

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11 Comments

Ucell (on 29 September 2012)

Requests: Assassin's Creed: 3 Liberation LittleBigPlanet PS Vita God Of War: Ascension


pitzy272 (on 29 September 2012)

Why is LBP Vita not included in "games in final week before launch"??


MattAnderson (on 28 September 2012)

Are those WoW numbers a joke?


Argh_College (on 28 September 2012)

"700,000 and 800,000 million units lifetime." fix this.


small44 (on 29 September 2012)

request soul sacrifice


S.Peelman (on 29 September 2012)

The Call of Duty craze finally seems to die down a bit. Still needs to be confirmed in weeks one sales numbers of course, but it looks like this is also a series and genre that had one extremely popular generation, like platformers in the 3rd Gen, fighting games in the 4th, RPG's/adventure games in the 5th and racing/sandbox games in the 6th. Curious to see what series/genre will be the 'it-thing' next Gen! CoD: BO2 pre-order prediction: 1.75-2.00m for 360, 0.80-0.90 for PS3.


I like Bacon (on 30 September 2012)

Request: Please remove Kirby's Dream Collection, as it has already been released.


ryuzaki57 (on 30 September 2012)

Hasn't God Eater been out for a while now?


small44 (on 29 September 2012)

And they are not any number for psv multiplatforme game first Madden and now Fifa


Kizmi (on 29 September 2012)

Halo 4 looks unpromising :/ It's almost behind Halo: Reach.. I hope it would break 2million in USA.


jamesmarkus87 (on 29 September 2012)

in a few more weeks, GoW: Ascension will hit the top 20 :)