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 (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: 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 (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.
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