There are no games in the top 40 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, the same as last week. One game added 20,000 or more, up from zero last week and eight added 10,000 or more, up from four last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
There are no games in the top 40 to be in its final week before launch.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending December 29
Overall software sales are expected to increase by around 45 percent.
Overall hardware sales are expected to increase by around 45 percent.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 12,763 pre-orders, up from 9,052 last week, for a total of 137,582. The game is 104,000 pre-orders behind God of War III. The game is 12 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.
Gears of War: Judgment (X360) added 5,448 pre-orders, up from 4,376 last week, for a total of 38,028. The game is 747,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is 13 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.
Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 13,733 pre-orders, up from 11,021 last week, for a total of 236,299. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 8,499 pre-orders, up from 7,226 last week, for a total of 146,165. The game is 14 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.
Notable mentions: Grand Theft Auto V (X360) added 19,843 pre-orders for a total of 144,952. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3) added 17,271 pre-orders for a total of 126,202. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 15,927 pre-orders for a total of 135,166.
Requests: Fire Emblem: Kakusei (3DS) added 4,573 pre-orders for a total of 12,868. Killzone: Mercenary (PSV) and Soul Sacrifice (PSV) are not in the pre-order charts yet.
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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