USA Preorders Chart, 9 February 2013 - Aliens: Colonial Marines

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 February 2013 / 4,335 Views

Overview

There is one game in the top 40 to be in their final week, Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.

Five games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from four last week, and the top 12 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 15 last week. One games added 20,000 or more, down from four last week and six added 10,000 or more, down from nine last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360) added 13,127 pre-orders for a grand total of 168,146. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 225,000 to 300,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 million and 700,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Aliens vs Predator (X360,  2010) – 176,056 week one USA, 480,396 to date

Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3) added 7,463 pre-orders for a grand total of 90,447. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 150,000 to 200,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 400,000 million and 500,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Aliens vs Predator (PS3,  2010) – 108,930 week one USA, 347,056 to date

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending February 16

Dead Space 3 sales for the Xbox 360 are expects to drop to around 80,000 units in its second week. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 45,000 units.

Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 55,000 units in its second week on sale.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 30,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation Vita version is expected to drop to around 5,000 units.

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 15,339 pre-orders, up from 12,542 last week, for a total of 211,202. The game is 107,000 pre-orders behind God of War III. The game is five 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 9,610 pre-orders, down from 9,785 last week, for a total of 102,041. The game has fallen 969,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is six weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.

Bioshock Infinite Pre-orders

Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 9,450 pre-orders, down from 9,443 last week, for a total of 295,465. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 5,230 pre-orders, up from 4,512 last week, for a total of 179,028. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.

Notable mentions: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 12,161 pre-orders for a total of 208,246. The Last of Us (PS3) added 23,525 pre-orders for a total of 159,403. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3) added 14,042 pre-orders for a total of 133,505.

Requests: Rayman Legends (WiiU) added 985 pre-orders for a total of 23,370. Pandora’s Tower (Wii) added 2,068 pre-orders for a total of 7,767. Tales of Xillia (PS3) added 1,065 pre-orders for a total of 3,471.

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
9350
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
7 9,350 295,465
2
4596
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
32 4,596 239,685
3
15339
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
5 15,339 211,202
4
12161
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
5 12,161 208,246
5
3346
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
32 3,346 206,101
6
5230
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
7 5,230 179,028
7
13127
Aliens: Colonial Marines (X360)
Sega, Shooter
1 13,127 168,146
8
23525
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
13 23,525 159,403
9
2293
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
7 2,293 148,733
10
14042
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
2 14,042 133,505
11
1173
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
21 1,173 117,935
12
9610
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
6 9,610 102,041
13
5665
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
4 5,665 91,658
14
7463
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3)
Sega, Shooter
1 7,463 90,447
15
13408
Crysis 3 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
2 13,408 88,729
16
3727
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
7 3,727 84,868
17
5127
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
4 5,127 68,609
18
501
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 501 65,785
19
4797
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360)
Konami Digital Entertainment, Action
2 4,797 63,435
20
8591
Crysis 3 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
2 8,591 55,739
21
2652
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
11 2,652 55,304
22
941
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
3 941 54,955
23
2894
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
8 2,894 54,273
24
95
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 95 50,841
25
1440
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
6 1,440 50,569
26
3249
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
10 3,249 50,271
27
47
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 47 48,327
28
1064
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
8 1,064 45,315
29
1982
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
11 1,982 41,137
30
999
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 999 39,689
31
764
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
21 764 38,943
32
2465
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC)
Sega, Shooter
1 2,465 38,664
33
887
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
3 887 36,721
34
314
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 314 35,079
35
902
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
THQ, Role-Playing
8 902 34,975
36
3379
Crysis 3 ()
Electronic Arts, Shooter
8 3,379 34,658
37
48
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 48 33,619
38
1973
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
8 1,973 31,658
39
2468
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
10 2,468 31,381
40
4196
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
4 4,196 28,020

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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10 Comments

Arfen (on 18 February 2013)

Reuqest: Pandora's tower (Wii), Killzone Mercenaries (PSVita), Castlevania Lord of Shadows: Mirror of Fate (3DS)


Michael-5 (on 18 February 2013)

Request: Pandora's Tower (Wii) and Monster Hunter Tri (WiiU/3DS)


Heavenly_King (on 17 February 2013)

GOW:Ascension will definitely reach GOW3 numbers or similar. Week 1 will be pretty similar or higher though, at least that is what I think.


Kizmi (on 17 February 2013)

Gears of War is still a mystery. If these number are right, the game will be flop.


Michael-5 (on 18 February 2013)

Yea if you go to IGN, or other major websites, the number of page visits for GoW is still at the top. How can pre-orders be so low?

Maybe people expect a last minute 6 month delay like Gears of War 3.


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small44 (on 17 February 2013)

request soul sacrifice and killzone mercenary


kivi95 (on 17 February 2013)

looks like Raymen:Legends didn't lose any pre-orders.


ryuzaki57 (on 17 February 2013)

Aren't those Tomb Raider preorders terrible?


sniper989 (on 17 February 2013)

Expect the game to sell between >600,000 million< and 700,000 units thats alot of units


StephenKing (on 17 February 2013)

Was thinking the same ;) ALIENS fans must be thrilled about those numbers.
Got the game myself and it ain't that BAD ;)


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Falk Sturmfels (on 17 February 2013)

Im still wondering where Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is. There have to be any pre orders.


Araknie (on 18 February 2013)

I really like Aliens: Colonial Marines, it's and old school FPS, it's like my kind of heaven!