USA Preorders Chart, 16 March 2013 - Gears of War: Judgment

by William D'Angelo, posted on 21 March 2013 / 5,095 Views

Overview

There are three games in the top 40 to be in their final week, Gears of War: Judgment (X360), Lego City Undercover (WiiU) and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (WiiU). As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.

Seven games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top eight has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 10 last week. Two games added 20,000 or more, down from three last week and three added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Gears of War Judgment (X360) added 78,905 pre-orders for a grand total of 359,328. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 500,000 to 600,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.5 million units and 2.0 million units lifetime in the US.

  • Gears of War III (X360,  2011) – 1,828,803 week one USA, 3,426,173 to date

Lego City Undercover (WiiU) added 6,797 pre-orders for a grand total of 66,714. 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 300,000 units and 500,000 units lifetime in the US.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (WiiU) added 3,064 pre-orders for a grand total of 26,547. 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 units and 350,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Monster Hunter Tri (Wii,  2010) – 94,341 week one USA, 520,012 to date

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending March 23

God of War: Ascension (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 125,000 units in its second week on sale.

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) sales are expected to drop to around 100,000 units in its second week on sale.

Overall hardware sales are expected to drop slightly week-on-week. While overall software sales are expected to increase slightly.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 13,349 pre-orders, up from 8,291 last week, for a total of 356,111. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 6,203 pre-orders, up from 3,257 last week, for a total of 207,143. The game is two weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.

The Last of Us (PS3) added 6,190 pre-orders, down from 6,551 last week, for a total of 204,625. The game is 13 weeks away from launch in the USA, June 14, 2013.

Notable mentions: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) added 32,897 pre-orders for a total of 206,686. Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360) added 4,962 pre-orders for a total of 74,183. Pokémon X / Y (3DS) added 3,449 pre-orders for a total of 31,452.

Requests: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity added 7,060 pre-orders for a total of 23,718. Pandora’s Tower (Wii) added 2,425 pre-orders for a total of 18,017. Sacrifice (PSV) added 2,263 pre-orders for a total of 13,580.

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
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
1 78,905 359,328
2
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
2 13,349 356,111
3
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
27 2,275 253,825
4
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
27 2,769 220,438
5
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
2 6,203 207,143
6
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
2 32,897 206,686
7
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
13 6,190 204,625
8
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
13 3,067 131,790
9
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
2 2,232 97,797
10
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
5 4,962 74,183
11
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
6 2,536 69,119
12
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 299 67,811
13
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
1 6,797 66,714
14
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
23 1,342 61,695
15
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
9 650 58,728
16
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 156 51,398
17
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
3 757 50,192
18
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
6 2,003 50,092
19
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
30 2,446 48,783
20
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 44 48,547
21
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
5 2,331 43,212
22
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
16 869 43,127
23
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
9 611 39,397
24
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
THQ, Role-Playing
3 575 38,515
25
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Unknown, Action
N/A 781 36,766
26
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 150 36,547
27
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 47 33,854
28
DEFIANCE (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
3 3,773 32,609
29
Pokémon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
29 3,449 31,452
30
Metro: Last Light ()
THQ, Shooter
N/A 123 29,010
31
Monster Hunter Tri (WiiU)
Capcom, Role-Playing
1 3,064 26,547
32
DEFIANCE (PC)
Trion Worlds, Action
3 1,813 26,088
33
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
25 359 25,523
34
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
2 1,784 24,382
35
DEFIANCE (PS3)
Trion Worlds, Action
3 2,297 23,723
36
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
2 7,060 23,718
37
Prey 2 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 41 23,513
38
XCOM (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 110 22,889
39
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
16 408 21,054
40
Star Trek (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
16 521 19,039

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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8 Comments

POE (on 21 March 2013)

Request: W101


tontus (on 21 March 2013)

God of War: Ascension won't drop below 200,000 units in the USA 2nd week. God of War: Ascension and the God of War Saga are going to see an enormous boost in the USA next week thanks to GameStops new deal where if you buy God of War: Ascension you get the God of War Saga Collection free. It's already at the #1 & #2 spots in GameStops bestsellers list, I'm not talking about just for PS3 either, they are at the top 2 spots including EVERYTHING, even outselling Gears of War: Judgment which is at #3 overall.


Nsanity (on 21 March 2013)

Dead Island Riptide is holding the top spot also those games you mentioned are nowhere to be seen: http://www.gamestop.com/


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Nsanity (on 21 March 2013)

Dead Island Riptide is holding the top spot also those games you mentioned are nowhere to be seen: http://www.gamestop.com/


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Michael-5 (on 22 March 2013)

Request: Pandora's Tower, one last time - However I hope it makes it into the top 40 next week. It should......just.


PumaAzteca (on 21 March 2013)

Request: Resident Evil Revelations for all home consoles


ryuzaki57 (on 24 March 2013)

Is Monster Hunter Ultimate going to lift WiiU sales with such tiny preorders?


Michael-5 (on 25 March 2013)

Not really, but Lego City will. MH is an up-scaled remake of a 3 year old Wii game. Anybody buying a Wii U for MH3U probably already has MH3.


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Michael-5 (on 22 March 2013)

I'm really surprised that The Last of Us is beating Uncharted 3 in pre-orders. I thought this game would only sell something like 3-4 million units lifetime, but I guess people know it's being developed by the makers of Uncharted, and I think people (like me) prefer this atmosphere over the temple crawler.


Nsanity (on 21 March 2013)

@tontus: The best seller over on GameStop is Dead Island Riptide http://www.gamestop.com/


small44 (on 21 March 2013)

request`:killzone mercenary