USA Preorders Chart, 15 December 2012 - Slow Week

by William D'Angelo, posted on 21 December 2012 / 6,853 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 nine has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from seven last week. No games added 20,000 or more, the same as last week and four added 10,000 or more, the same as 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 22

Overall software sales are expected to increase by around 25 percent.

Overall hardware sales are expected to increase by around 10 percent.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

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

God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 9,052 pre-orders, down from 10,571 last week, for a total of 124,819. The game is 96,000 pre-orders behind God of War III. The game is 13 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 4,376 pre-orders, up from 3,279 last week, for a total of 32,470. The game is 687,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is 14 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.

Bioshock Infinite Pre-orders

Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 11,021 pre-orders, up from 7,432 last week, for a total of 222,566. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 7,226 pre-orders, up from 5,238 last week, for a total of 137,666. The game is 15 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.

Notable mentions: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 11,799 pre-orders for a total of 119,239. Grand Theft Auto V (X360) added 13,926 pre-orders for a total of 125,109. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) added 12,498 pre-orders for a total of 108,931.

Requests: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360) added 4,131 pre-orders for a total of 30,924. Pikmin 3 (WiiU) added 2,995 pre-orders for a total of 29,613. Fire Emblem: Kakusei (3DS) added 1,978 pre-orders for a total of 8,295.

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
15 11,021 222,566
2
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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 4,301 161,925
3
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BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
15 7,226 137,666
4
Gamewise.co
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 13,926 125,109
5
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God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
13 9,052 124,819
6
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
13 11,799 119,239
7
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Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 12,498 108,931
8
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Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
9 4,284 107,020
9
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
29 2,679 102,175
10
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The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
21 8,882 73,298
11
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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
8 3,478 65,411
12
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
10 7,327 62,299
13
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 1,372 59,230
14
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Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
9 2,471 58,006
15
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BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
15 4,191 55,890
16
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Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 6,303 55,500
17
Gamewise.co
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
6 6,672 54,177
18
Gamewise.co
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A 480 49,291
19
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XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 246 47,465
20
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Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
3 5,341 43,771
21
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Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 4,558 41,324
22
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Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
N/A 1,940 40,899
23
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Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
16 3,457 40,446
24
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Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
4 3,880 38,277
25
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Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
4 4,105 36,899
26
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Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
16 4,807 34,876
27
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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
16 2,586 33,782
28
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Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
14 4,376 32,470
29
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Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Adventure
N/A 2,820 31,081
30
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
10 4,131 30,924

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6 Comments

italo244 (on 21 December 2012)

request: Killzone Mercenary


Michael-5 (on 21 December 2012)

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small44 (on 21 December 2012)

request: killzone Mercenary


think-man (on 23 December 2012)

Request: Soul Sacrifice


jamesmarkus87 (on 22 December 2012)

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Michael-5 (on 21 December 2012)

YAY Metal Gear Rising (360) made the list!......aw Pikmin 3 fell off....