USA Preorders Chart, 1 December 2012 - Far Cry 3

by William D'Angelo, posted on 07 December 2012 / 8,554 Views

Overview

There are is one game in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch, Far Cry 3 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.

One game has 200,000 or more pre-orders, and the top five has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. No games added 20,000 or more, down from two last week and one added 10,000 or more, down from eight last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Far Cry 3 (X360) added 13,790 pre-orders for a grand total of 129,072. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 150,000 to 200,000 units range unit range. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Far cry 2 (X360,  2008) – 98,987 week one USA, 635,473 to date

Far Cry 3 (PS3) added 9,348 pre-orders for a grand total of 89,049. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 100,000 to 150,000 units range unit range. Expect the game to sell between 300,000 and 400,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Far cry 2 (PS3,  2008) – 41,732 week one USA, 371,742 to date

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending December 8

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 350,000 units in its fourth week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 175,000 units.

Halo 4 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 145,000 in its fifth week on sale.

Overall hardware sales are expected to increase by around 25 percent. Hardware sales are expected to increase every week until Christmas.

Other Hot Games

Bioshock Infinite Pre-orders

Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 4,811 pre-orders, down from 11,187 last week, for a total of 204,113. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 3,227 pre-orders, down from 7,467 last week, for a total of 125,202. The game is 13 weeks away from launch in the USA, February 26, 2013.

God of War Ascension Pre-orders vs God of War III

God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 4,298 pre-orders, down from 10,843 last week, for a total of 105,196. The game is 15 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.

Gears of War: Judgments Pre-Orders vs Gears of War IIi Pre-orders

Gears of War: Judgment (X360) added 1,656 pre-orders, down from 4,071 last week, for a total of 24,815. The game is 16 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013. The game is way behind Gears of War III, but the game should start catching up once the holiday period ends and Microsoft starts advertising the game.

Notable mentions: Grand Theft Auto V (X360) added 5,554 pre-orders for a total of 96,202. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) added 5,645 pre-orders for a total of 83,176. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 6,829 pre-orders for a total of 96,751.

Requests: Rayman Origins (3DS) added 1,713 pre-orders for a total of 10,689. Fire Emblem (3DS) added 837 pre-orders for a total of 4,901. Killzone: Mercenary (PSV) entered the charts this week with 656 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 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
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BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
13 4,811 204,113
2
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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 3,026 153,641
3
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Far Cry 3 (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
1 13,790 129,072
4
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BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
13 3,227 125,202
5
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God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
15 4,298 105,196
6
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Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
11 2,051 99,202
7
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Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 5,554 96,895
8
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
15 6,829 96,751
9
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
31 1,705 96,149
10
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Far Cry 3 (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
1 9,348 89,049
11
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Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 5,645 83,176
12
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The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 1,747 61,334
13
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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
10 1,873 59,785
14
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 761 56,223
15
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Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
11 1,255 53,604
16
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The Last Guardian (PS3)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A 129 48,481
17
Gamewise.co
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
13 2,072 48,015
18
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
12 4,215 47,438
19
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XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 120 47,020
20
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Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 2,527 44,019
21
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Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
8 2,232 42,648
22
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Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
N/A 956 37,480
23
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Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
5 1,602 34,093
24
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Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
18 1,822 33,840
25
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Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 475 32,595
26
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Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 2,178 32,267
27
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Far Cry 3 (PC)
Ubisoft, Shooter
1 3,528 31,327
28
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Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
6 2,149 29,774
29
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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
18 1,366 28,938
30
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Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
6 1,964 28,769

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4 Comments

small44 (on 07 December 2012)

request: Teraway and Soul Sacrifice


Michael-5 (on 08 December 2012)

Request: Monster Hunters (3 Ultimate for WiiU and 3DS, and 4 for 3DS).


FaintZ (on 09 December 2012)

Request: Sly Cooper 4


Grandia (on 08 December 2012)

request: Tearaway and Soul Sacrifice