There are no games in the top 40 to be in their final week this week. As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.
Two games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top 14 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 11 last week. Two games added 20,000 or more, down from three last week and five 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 their final week this week.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending February 2
Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 40,000 units in its second week on sale.
Overall hardware sales are expected to remain relatively flat week on week.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 12,163 pre-orders, up from 9,655 last week, for a total of 178,238. The game is 117,000 pre-orders behind God of War III. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.
Gears of War: Judgment (X360) added 7,431 pre-orders, up from 3,970 last week, for a total of 80,078. The game has fallen 903,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is nine weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.
Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 8,195 pre-orders, up from 6,617 last week, for a total of 272,806. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 34,697 pre-orders, up from 3,842 last week, for a total of 166,976. The game is nine weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.
Notable mentions: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 9,307 pre-orders for a total of 180,099. Dead Space 3 (X360) added 34,732 pre-orders for a total of 154,903. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) added 32,425 pre-orders for a total of 125,392.
Requests: Monster Hunter Tri (3DS) added 1,276 pre-orders for a total of 13,864. Sly Cooper (PSV) added 1,183 pre-orders for a total of 11,981. Pokémon X / Y (3DS) entered the charts this week with 4,359 pre-orders.
If your favorite game isn't in the top 40, 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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