USA Preorders Chart, 2 March 2013 - Tomb Raider, MLB 13: The Show

by William D'Angelo, posted on 07 March 2013 / 5,064 Views

Overview

There are three games in the top 40 to be in their final week, Tomb Raider for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, MLB 13: The Show (PS3), and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.

Six games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from five last week, and the top 12 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 11 last week. Five games added 20,000 or more, up from three last week and five added 10,000 or more, down from six last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Tomb Raider (X360) added 29,027 pre-orders for a grand total of 136,873. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 175,000 to 225,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 450,000 and 550,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld (X360,  2008) – 34,178 week one USA, 463,755 to date

Tomb Raider (PS3) added 21,971 pre-orders for a grand total of 107,112. 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 350,000 and 450,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld (PS3,  2008) – 47,254 week one USA, 389,956 to date

MLB 13: The Show (PS3) added 8,580 pre-orders for a grand total of 48,627. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 80,000 to 120,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • MLB 12: The Show (PS3,  2012) – 145,334 week one USA, 731,977 to date

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3) added 7,753 pre-orders for a grand total of 30,860. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 40,000 to 60,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 250,000 and 325,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2  (PS3,  2010) – 48,831 week one USA, 358,068 to date

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3) added 7,481 pre-orders for a grand total of 28,959. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 40,000 to 60,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 250,000 and 325,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2  (X360,  2010) – 39,001 week one USA, 355,810 to date

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending March 9

Crysis 3 for the Xbox 360 is expects to drop to around 33,000 units in its third week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 12,000 units.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the PlayStation 3 is expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sale. The Xbox 360 version is expected to drop to around 12,000 units sold.

Etrian Odyssey IV (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 5,000 units in its second week on sale.

Overall hardware sales are expected to drop slightly week-on-week.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

God of War: Ascension (PS3) added 35,927 pre-orders, up from 20,705 last week, for a total of 285,677. The game is 84,000 pre-orders behind God of War III. The game is two weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.

Gears of War: Judgment (X360) added 58,282 pre-orders, up from 53,796 last week, for a total of 230,414. The game is 918,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is three weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.

Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 9,362 pre-orders, down from 11,859 last week, for a total of 334,471. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 5,350 pre-orders, down from 5,509 last week, for a total of 197,683. The game is four weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.

Notable mentions: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 20,560 pre-orders for a total of 256,678. The Last of Us (PS3) added 7,136 pre-orders for a total of 191,884. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) added 7,859 pre-orders for a total of 165,513.

Requests: Pandora’s Tower (Wii) added 1,993 pre-orders for a total of 13,727. Tales of Xilia (PS3) added 1,294 pre-orders for a total of 8,048. Tearaway (PSV) added 164 pre-orders for a total of 809.

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
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
4 9,362 334,471
2
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
2 35,927 285,677
3
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
2 20,560 256,401
4
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
29 2,333 249,678
5
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
3 58,282 230,414
6
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
29 2,792 215,330
7
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
4 5,350 197,683
8
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
15 7,136 191,884
9
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
4 7,859 165,513
10
Tomb Raider (X360)
Square Enix, Action
1 29,027 136,873
11
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
15 2,753 125,581
12
Tomb Raider (PS3)
Square Enix, Action
1 21,971 107,112
13
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
4 2,199 93,553
14
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 368 67,177
15
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
7 6,182 64,498
16
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
8 2,597 64,325
17
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
25 1,295 59,144
18
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
11 641 57,422
19
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
3 1,661 56,134
20
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 49 51,115
21
MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
1 8,580 48,627
22
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 44 48,466
23
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
5 1,029 48,430
24
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
8 1,613 46,695
25
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
32 1,082 42,565
26
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
18 898 41,577
27
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
7 2,281 38,718
28
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
11 502 38,297
29
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
THQ, Role-Playing
5 639 37,287
30
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 273 36,129
31
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Unknown, Action
N/A 785 35,202
32
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 47 33,765
33
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
1 7,753 30,860
34
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Fighting
1 7,481 28,959
35
Karaoke Joysound Wii (Wii)
Unknown, Misc
N/A 360 28,951
36
Let's Dance with Mel B (X360)
Unknown, Sports
N/A 283 28,937
37
Metro: Last Light ()
THQ, Shooter
N/A 437 28,605
38
DEFIANCE (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
5 2,520 26,087
39
Pokémon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
31 3,909 24,918
40
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
27 386 24,876

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5 Comments

Michael-5 (on 07 March 2013)

Request: Monster Hunter (both versions), and Pandora's Tower. P.S. After Gears of War and God of War release, can we do an Uncharted 2/3/The Last of Us Comparision? Maybe a Heavy Rain vs. Beyond Two Souls Comparision as well. Since those games are on top of the list and other games by the same developer released after Aug 2009 (when Pre-Orders started)


FaintZ (on 07 March 2013)

Request: Monster Hunter Ultimate (both versions), Soul Sacifice.


FaintZ (on 07 March 2013)

Srry Snow Prince :s


  • +1
Michael-5 (on 07 March 2013)

I gave Karaoke Joysound and Metro: Last Light (WiiU) a bs release date, hopefully it doesn't appear in the future pre-order charts, and it took a little bit, but I found out that Lets Dance with Mel B released in April 2012. I updated the release date. When I did this for games that shouldn't have been listed last week, they disappeared off the charts this week. Let's hope the same happens now.


SnowPrince (on 07 March 2013)

Please, don't ask requests for vita games anymore.. *makes me suffer to see such low numbers*


Jozu (on 07 March 2013)

Poor God of War lol.