There are no games in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch. 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, the same as last week, and the top seven has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from five last week. No games added 20,000 or more, the same as last week and four added 10,000 or more, up from one last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
There are no games in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending December 15
Far Cry 3 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 100,000 units in its second week on sale in the US. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 55,000 units.
Overall hardware sales are expected to increase by around 20 percent. Hardware sales are expected to increase every week until Christmas.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 10,571 pre-orders, up from 4,298 last week, for a total of 115,767. The game is 92,000 pre-orders behind God of War III. The game is 14 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.
Gears of War: Judgment (X360) added 3,279 pre-orders, up from 1,656 last week, for a total of 28,094. The game is 657,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is 15 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.
Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 7,432 pre-orders, up from 4,811 last week, for a total of 211,545. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 5,238 pre-orders, up from 3,227 last week, for a total of 130,330. The game has been delayed four weeks to March 26, 2013.
Notable mentions: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 10,689 pre-orders for a total of 96,751. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) added 14,288 pre-orders for a total of 111,183. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) added 13,257 pre-orders for a total of 96,433.
Requests: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (WiiU) added 935 pre-orders for a total of 6,224. Monster Hunter 3G (3DS) entered the charts this week with 410 pre-orders. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PSV) added 989 pre-orders for a total of 4,637.
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!
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