USA Preorders Chart, 8 December 2012 - BioShock Infinite Delayed

by William D'Angelo, posted on 13 December 2012 / 7,693 Views

Overview

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 Pre-orders vs God of War III

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

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 Pre-orders

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!

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
16 7,432 211,545
2
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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 3,983 157,624
3
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BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
16 5,238 130,440
4
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God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
14 10,571 115,767
5
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Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 14,288 111,183
6
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
14 10,689 107,440
7
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Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
10 3,534 102,736
8
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
30 3,347 99,496
9
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Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 13,257 96,433
10
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The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 3,082 64,416
11
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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
9 2,148 61,933
12
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 1,635 57,858
13
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Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
10 1,931 55,535
14
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
11 7,534 54,972
15
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BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
16 3,684 51,699
16
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Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 5,178 49,197
17
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The Last Guardian (PS3)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A 330 48,811
18
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Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
7 4,857 47,505
19
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XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 199 47,219
20
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Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
N/A 1,479 38,959
21
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Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
4 4,337 38,430
22
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Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
17 3,149 36,989
23
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Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 4,499 36,766
24
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Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
5 4,623 34,397
25
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Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 832 33,427
26
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Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
5 4,025 32,794
27
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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
17 2,258 31,196
28
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Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
N/A 3,567 30,069
29
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 647 29,338
30
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Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Adventure
N/A 2,356 28,261

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12 Comments

ewaugh (on 13 December 2012)

request: Pikmin 3


Michael-5 (on 13 December 2012)

Request: Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS), Metal Gear Rising (360)


FaintZ (on 13 December 2012)

Request :.Fire Emblem 3DS


ocean-1984 (on 13 December 2012)

Request: Killzone Mercenary


AmericanAli (on 13 December 2012)

whats up with Gears: Jugdment?


trunkswd (on 13 December 2012)

There hasn't really been much advertising, plus it isn't a main line Gears game. We will see in the following weeks Pre-order charts if the VGA trailer helped at all.


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Michael-5 (on 13 December 2012)

Plus GoW3 was delayed 6 months. It was suppose to be a March 2011 title originally. That's why pre-orders for this game were super strong and sales were front loaded.


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jamesmarkus87 (on 15 December 2012)

Why does everyone suddenly despise Gears of War? Personally, I thought Gears 3 was a significant improvement over Gears 2.


JustThatGamer (on 16 December 2012)

Well Gears of War 3 definitely has the best multiplayer in the series but the single player is truly awful, it disappointed a lot of fans. I bought the Epic Edition for £100 and was so upset with the game that I'll never buy another Gears at anything other than a bargain bin price if at all ever again. Not to mention Gear: J just looks awful, has a different (worse) developer and a couple of top developers have left EPIC games which is disconcerting.


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small44 (on 13 December 2012)

request: Teraway or Soul Sacrifice


dj2one (on 13 December 2012)

Just put in my pre order for Aliens Colonial Marines, I wanted the preorder skins and been waiting for that game forever, also might preorder God of War for the 300 movie skin.


butcherknife (on 16 December 2012)

request: Fuse


platformmaster918 (on 13 December 2012)

Sly cooper looking stronger than I expected. Ill have to wait till Black Friday for it myself


LevelUP (on 13 December 2012)

The release date for Tomb Raider will be on 5th March 2013, which would give it about 10+ weeks to launch.


Michael-5 (on 13 December 2012)

The Last of Us also releases May 5th, this should be updated


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platformmaster918 (on 13 December 2012)

What the hell!? GoW is God of War's abbreviation! How dare you use it for gears and spell out GoW!