USA Preorders Chart, 26 January 2013 - Preorders Pick Up

by William D'Angelo, posted on 04 February 2013 / 3,163 Views

Overview

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 Pre-orders vs God of War III

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

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 Pre-orders

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!

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
8195
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
9 8,195 272,806
2
5598
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
34 5,598 225,332
3
5652
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
34 5,652 194,284
4
9307
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
7 9,307 180,099
5
12163
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
7 12,163 178,238
6
4697
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
9 4,697 166,976
7
34732
Dead Space 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 34,732 154,903
8
2172
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
N/A 2,172 143,195
9
8996
Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
3 8,996 138,682
10
35623
Fire Emblem: Kakusei (3DS)
Nintendo, Strategy
2 35,623 125,392
11
1435
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
23 1,435 114,421
12
7428
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
15 7,428 107,160
13
9965
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
4 9,965 101,828
14
10982
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Platform
2 10,982 100,392
15
19946
Dead Space 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
N/A 19,946 91,369
16
7431
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
8 7,431 80,078
17
6092
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
N/A 6,092 76,506
18
2969
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
9 2,969 76,067
19
5152
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
3 5,152 73,834
20
625
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 625 64,206
21
5660
Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
10 5,660 64,099
22
4125
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
N/A 4,125 55,837
23
1388
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
5 1,388 51,882
24
5051
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
4 5,051 50,810
25
100
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 100 50,588
26
54
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 54 48,194
27
3752
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
N/A 3,752 47,761
28
1149
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
8 1,149 47,169
29
1612
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
10 1,612 45,272
30
3548
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
12 3,548 41,678
31
2898
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
10 2,898 41,420
32
2231
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
10 2,231 41,264
33
820
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 820 37,333
34
643
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
23 643 36,954
35
2523
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
N/A 2,523 35,691
36
890
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
5 890 34,410
37
373
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 373 34,143
38
57
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 57 33,482
39
1793
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC)
Sega, Shooter
3 1,793 33,414
40
1416
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
THQ, Role-Playing
10 1,416 32,139

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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6 Comments

Arfen (on 04 February 2013)

Request: Pandora's tower (Wii), Rayman Legends (WiiU), Castlevania mirror of fate(3DS)


trunkswd (on 04 February 2013)

BTW from people who said to update the release dates from the previous weeks article. I've gone ahead and updated them in the VGC database. They should hopefully be fixed for next weeks chart.


Michael-5 (on 04 February 2013)

That was me, yay! What about Fire Emblem: Awakening? Can we fix the name? Can we also update the database so I can add Pokemon conquest/black2/Forza Horizon to my games list?


  • +2
Gab (on 04 February 2013)

It says Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 34,697 pre-orders...


small44 (on 04 February 2013)

request:Killzone Mercenary


Michael-5 (on 05 February 2013)

Request: Pandora's Tower (Wii), Tales of Xillia (PS3)


Ucell (on 05 February 2013)

Request: Killzone: Mercenary, Soul Sacrifice