USA Preorders Chart, 22 December 2012 - Slow Week

by William D'Angelo, posted on 31 December 2012 / 5,325 Views

Overview

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 Pre-orders vs God of War III

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

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 Pre-orders

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!

The Top 40 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
13733
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
14 13,733 236,299
2
5792
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 5,792 167,717
3
8499
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
14 8,499 146,165
4
19843
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 19,843 144,952
5
12763
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
12 12,763 137,582
6
15927
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
12 15,927 135,166
7
17271
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
N/A 17,271 126,202
8
5760
Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
8 5,760 112,780
9
3535
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Simulation
28 3,535 105,710
10
10758
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
20 10,758 84,056
11
5374
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
7 5,374 70,785
12
8460
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
9 8,460 70,759
13
11196
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
5 11,196 65,373
14
8920
Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 8,920 64,420
15
6104
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
14 6,104 61,994
16
3271
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
8 3,271 61,277
17
1996
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 1,996 61,226
18
6672
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
2 6,672 50,443
19
602
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Unknown, Adventure
N/A 602 49,893
20
324
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 324 47,789
21
6295
Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 6,295 47,619
22
4777
Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
15 4,777 45,223
23
3851
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
N/A 3,851 44,750
24
3964
Anarchy Reigns (PS3)
Sega, Action
3 3,964 42,241
25
3733
Anarchy Reigns (X360)
Sega, Action
3 3,733 40,632
26
5448
Lego City Stories Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
15 5,448 40,324
27
5558
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
13 5,558 38,028
28
2938
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
15 2,938 36,720
29
4549
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
9 4,549 35,473
30
4201
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Adventure
N/A 4,201 35,282
31
33754
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 33,754 33,754
32
3350
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
N/A 3,350 32,963
33
3037
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 3,037 32,107
34
1269
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 1,269 31,619
35
5262
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
15 5,262 31,013
36
3269
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
15 3,269 30,392
37
3037
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
N/A 3,037 29,326
38
4395
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
N/A 4,395 28,908
39
382
Heavy Fire: Afghanistan (X360)
Mastiff, Shooter
2 382 28,826
40
1617
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC)
Sega, Shooter
8 1,617 26,670

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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8 Comments

akhmenhawk (on 31 December 2012)

tearaway (PSV)


Michael-5 (on 31 December 2012)

Request: Aliens: Colonial Marines (WiiU), Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)


kivi95 (on 31 December 2012)

Puppeteer.


sniper989 (on 31 December 2012)

DmC (PS3)


ryuzaki57 (on 31 December 2012)

Are people aware that GoW Judgment is coming?


Michael-5 (on 31 December 2012)

People don't care. If you ever beat GoW3, you'll realize the Locust threat is over, conclusively. So who cares about a side story now? Plus it's not made by Epic, so even Epic doesn't care about the series as much anymore. We don't want any more milk, and I say this as a big GoW fan.


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GenoZStriker (on 01 January 2013)

DmC


ErazorDJ (on 02 January 2013)

Request: DmC Devil May Cry


Ucell (on 01 January 2013)

Why are pre-orders so low for God Of War: Ascension?


JustThatGamer (on 01 January 2013)

Sony Santa Monica still haven't shown any of the single player story, all they've shown of the single player is a 6 minute demo with absolutely no hints at the story other than it's setting and time period (6 months after Kratos killed his family).

Considering that the single player is the main reason God of War has so many millions of fans and God of War: Ascension is still doing so well without any SP coverage then it's doing amazingly and will pick up massively when campaign details emerge, they shouldn't have left it so late to reveal more about the SP otherwise pre-orders would be double what they are now.

Also compare it to another game in a big franchise 'Gears of War: Judgment' and it's absolutely destroying it.


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