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 (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 (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: 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.
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