USA Preorders Chart, 23 March 2013 - BioShock Infinite

by William D'Angelo, posted on 29 March 2013 / 6,383 Views

Overview

There are four games in the top 40 to be in their final week, BioShock Infinite for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS), Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS), and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 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, down from seven last week, and the top eight has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. Two games added 20,000 or more, the same as last week and two added 10,000 or more, down from three last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Bioshock Infinite Pre-orders

BioShock Infinite (X360) added 33,525 pre-orders for a grand total of 389,636. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 450,000 to 600,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.3 million units and 1.8 million units lifetime in the US.

  • BioShock (X360,  2007) – 348,476 week one USA, 1,349,367 to date
  • BioShock II (X360,  2010) – 330,337 week one USA, 1,217,069 to date

BioShock Infinite (PS3) added 9,410 pre-orders for a grand total of 216,553. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 300,000 to 400,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 units and 800,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • BioShock (PS3,  2008) – 27,902 week one USA, 554,362 to date
  • BioShock II (X360,  2010) – 132,041 week one USA, 686,764 to date

Luigi’s Mansion (3DS) added 50,451 pre-orders for a grand total of 257,137. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 300,000 to 450,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.2 million units and 1.5 million units lifetime in the US.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) added 8,421 pre-orders for a grand total of 32,139. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 60,000 to 100,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 300,000 units and 600,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS,  2009) – 58,353 week one USA, 499,296 to date

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel (X360) added 2,810 pre-orders for a grand total of 27,192. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 50,000 to 80,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 300,000 units and 500,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (X360,  2010) – 106,293 week one USA, 481,742 to date

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel (PS3) added 1,954 pre-orders for a grand total of 20,596. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 35,000 to 55,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 units and 400,000 units lifetime in the US.

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (PS3,  2010) – 64,036 week one USA, 355,551 to date

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

Gears of War: Judgment (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 150,000 units in its second week on sale.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 30,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 15,000 units.

Lego City Undercover (WiiU) sales are expected to drop to around 25,000 units in its second week on sale.

Monster Hunter Tri (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 15,000 units in its second week on sale. The Wii U version is expected to drop to around 12,000 units.

Overall hardware sales are expected to remain relatively flat week-on-week. While overall software sales are expected to increase slightly.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

 Dead Island: Riptide Pre-orders vs Dead Island Pre-orders

Dead Island: Riptide (X360) added 2,990 pre-orders, up from 2,536 last week, for a total of 72,109. The game is 8,000 units behind what Dead Island had at the same number of weeks before release. Dead Island: Riptide (PS3) added 2,231 pre-orders, up from 2,003 last week, for a total of 52,323. The game is five weeks away from launch in the USA, April 23, 2013.

The Last of Us Pre-orders vs Uncharted 3 Pre-orders

The Last of Us (PS3) added 5,551 pre-orders, down from 6,190 last week, for a total of 210,176. The game is 60,000 pre-orders ahead of Uncharted 3 during the same number of weeks before release. The game is 12 weeks away from launch in the USA, June 14, 2013.

Notable mentions: Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360) added 45,245 pre-orders for a total of 79,428. DEFIANCE (X360) added 7,099 pre-orders for a total of 39,708. Pokémon X / Y (3DS) added 3,389 pre-orders for a total of 34,841.

Requests: Pandora’s Tower (Wii) added 1,817 pre-orders for a total of 19,834. Resident Evil: Revelations (X360) added 686 pre-orders for a total of 1,231. The PlayStation 3 version added 704 pre-orders for a total of 1,142.

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
Gamewise Wiki for BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 33,525 389,636
2
Gamewise Wiki for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
1 50,451 257,137
3
Gamewise Wiki for Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
26 2,416 256,241
4
Gamewise Wiki for Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
26 1,697 222,135
5
Gamewise Wiki for BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 9,410 216,553
6
Gamewise Wiki for The Last of Us
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
12 5,551 210,176
7
Gamewise Wiki for Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
12 2,803 134,593
8
Gamewise Wiki for BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 2,552 100,349
9
Gamewise Wiki for Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
4 5,245 79,428
10
Gamewise Wiki for Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
5 2,990 72,109
11
Gamewise Wiki for Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 421 68,232
12
Gamewise Wiki for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
22 1,353 63,048
13
Gamewise Wiki for Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
8 823 59,551
14
Gamewise Wiki for Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
5 2,231 52,323
15
Gamewise Wiki for The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 43 51,441
16
Gamewise Wiki for Beyond: Two Souls
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
29 2,097 50,880
17
Gamewise Wiki for South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
2 667 50,859
18
Gamewise Wiki for XCOM
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 40 48,587
19
Gamewise Wiki for Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
4 1,840 45,052
20
Gamewise Wiki for Pikmin 3
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
15 774 43,901
21
Gamewise Wiki for Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
8 635 40,032
22
Gamewise Wiki for DEFIANCE
DEFIANCE (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
2 7,099 39,708
23
Gamewise Wiki for South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
THQ, Role-Playing
2 466 38,981
24
Gamewise Wiki for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Unknown, Action
N/A 852 37,618
25
Gamewise Wiki for Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 176 36,723
26
Gamewise Wiki for Pokémon X/Y
Pokémon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
28 3,389 34,841
27
Gamewise Wiki for Prey 2
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 42 33,896
28
Gamewise Wiki for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
1 8,421 32,139
29
Gamewise Wiki for Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light ()
THQ, Shooter
N/A 80 29,090
30
Gamewise Wiki for DEFIANCE
DEFIANCE (PC)
Trion Worlds, Action
2 1,822 27,910
31
Gamewise Wiki for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
1 2,810 27,192
32
Gamewise Wiki for DEFIANCE
DEFIANCE (PS3)
Trion Worlds, Action
2 2,954 26,677
33
Gamewise Wiki for Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
24 373 25,896
34
Gamewise Wiki for Prey 2
Prey 2 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 40 23,553
35
Gamewise Wiki for XCOM
XCOM (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 385 23,274
36
Gamewise Wiki for Wii Fit U
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
15 422 21,476
37
Gamewise Wiki for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
1 1,954 20,596
38
Gamewise Wiki for Pandora's Tower
Pandora's Tower (Wii)
Xseed Games, Role-Playing
4 1,817 19,834
39
Gamewise Wiki for Star Trek
Star Trek (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
15 657 19,696
40
Gamewise Wiki for Top Trumps NBA All Stars
Top Trumps NBA All Stars (3DS)
Giant Media Group, Sports
N/A 147 18,930

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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7 Comments

ErazorDJ (on 29 March 2013)

Request: comparasion Beyond VS Heavy Rain


Michael-5 (on 30 March 2013)

Request: Watch Dogs (PS3/PS4/WiiU/360)


small44 (on 29 March 2013)

request:terraway and Soul Sacrifice and killzone mercenary.


ewaugh (on 29 March 2013)

Request: Wind Waker HD Remake, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, Injustice Gods Among Us Wii U, The Wonderful 101.


ocean-1984 (on 31 March 2013)

Request: Killzone Shadow Fall


vronk83 (on 29 March 2013)

Request: Grid 2


tontus (on 29 March 2013)

You have God of War: Ascension's 2nd week sales hugely under-tracked in the US. With the promotion GameStop had online and the fact it was the single bestselling item for 6 days straight (with the GoW Saga 2nd) there's no way it sold less than 125K week 2 in the US. You'll see when NPD data releases and GoW:A is the biggest release this month in the US, it'll beat Gears:J, Bioshock Infinite (360) and Tomb Raider (360) and anything else this month at around 700,000 units sold in March (Vgchartz estimates will be around 550,000-600,000 units). Will Vgchartz update their numbers if NPD proves you massively wrong? Or will you simply ignore the facts and stick with massively under-tracked estimates like you did with God of War III?


arminuk (on 29 March 2013)

You do make me laugh in your dream it will sell than gow: j


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ironmanDX (on 29 March 2013)

Did it even get the same amount of preorders as bioshock infinite?


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