USA Preorders Chart, 27 April 2013 - Soul Sacrifice

by William D'Angelo, posted on 02 May 2013 / 6,067 Views

Overview

There is one game in the top 40 to be in their final week: Soul Sacrifice for the PlayStation Vita.

Three games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top five has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. No games added 20,000 or more, down from two last week and three added 10,000 or more, down from five last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Soul Sacrifice (PSV) added 9,776 pre-orders for a grand total of 41,108. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 50,000 to 70,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 units and 300,000 units lifetime in the US.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending April 27

Dead Island: Riptide (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 45,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 25,000 units.

Lego City Undercover (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sale.

Star Trek: The Game (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 10,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 7,000 units.

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

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

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

The Last of Us (PS3) added 6,698 pre-orders, down from 8,002 last week, for a total of 257,026. The game has fallen from 61,000 to 54,000 pre-orders ahead of Uncharted 3 during the same number of weeks before release. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, June 14, 2013.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Pre-orders

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) added 18,361 pre-orders, up from 8,032 last week, for a total of 173,383. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, June 9, 2013.

Grand Theft Auto V Pre-orders

Grand Theft Auto V (X360) is the number one most pre-ordered game in the US as it added 2,991 pre-orders, down from 3,056 last week, for a total of 272,891. The PlayStation 3 version added 2,128 down from 2,726 pre-orders for a total of 236,073. The game is 21 weeks away from launch in the USA, September 17, 2013.

Battlefield 4 Pre-orders vs Battlefield 3 Pre-orders

Battlefield 4 (X360) added 9,618 pre-orders, down from 24,743 last week, for a total of 115,670. Battlefield 4 (PS3) added 5,796 pre-orders, down from 17,490 last week, for a total of 47,240. The game has a release date in the third quarter 2013.

Notable mentions: Tales of Xillia (PS3) added 19,699 pre-orders for a total of 58,375. Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) added 13,635 pre-orders for a total of 31,041.

Requests: Killzone: Mercenary (PSV) added 263 pre-orders for a total of 3,048. Tearaway (PSV) added 104 pre-orders for a total of 1,810. Resident Evil: Revelations (PS3) added 929 pre-orders for a total of 6,835. Resident Evil: Revelations (X360) added 943 pre-orders for a total of 6,020.

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
Grand Theft Auto V on Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
21 2,991 272,891
2
The Last of Us on Gamewise
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
7 6,698 257,026
3
Grand Theft Auto V on Gamewise
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
21 2,128 236,073
4
Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Gamewise
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
7 18,361 173,383
5
Battlefield 4 on Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
23 9,618 115,670
6
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots on Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
36 390 70,600
7
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
17 1,282 69,239
8
Metro: Last Light on Gamewise
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
3 1,322 65,957
9
Beyond: Two Souls on Gamewise
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
24 2,225 61,452
10
Tales of Xillia on Gamewise
Tales of Xillia (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
15 19,699 58,375
11
Pokemon X/Y on Gamewise
Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
27 3,537 55,199
12
South Park: The Stick of Truth on Gamewise
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
36 500 53,740
13
The Last Guardian on Gamewise
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
N/A 53 51,919
14
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified on Gamewise
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
17 42 48,827
15
Pikmin 3 on Gamewise
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
15 1,169 48,217
16
Battlefield 4 on Gamewise
Battlefield 4 (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
23 5,796 47,240
17
Metro: Last Light on Gamewise
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
3 890 43,929
18
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist on Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Unknown, Action
N/A 508 42,229
19
South Park: The Stick of Truth on Gamewise
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
36 293 41,430
20
Soul Sacrifice on Gamewise
Soul Sacrifice (PSV)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
1 9,776 41,108
21
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots on Gamewise
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
36 71 37,732
22
Prey 2 on Gamewise
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
36 42 34,156
23
Shin Megami Tensei IV on Gamewise
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
Atlus, Role-Playing
12 13,635 31,041
24
Rayman Legends on Gamewise
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
19 206 26,829
25
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
27 1,620 24,947
26
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified on Gamewise
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
17 36 24,322
27
Project X Zone on Gamewise
Project X Zone (3DS)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
9 5,458 24,036
28
Prey 2 on Gamewise
Prey 2 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
36 37 23,794
29
Wii Fit U on Gamewise
Wii Fit U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
10 392 23,765
30
The Elder Scrolls Online on Gamewise
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
36 575 21,613
31
Destiny on Gamewise
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
N/A 1,049 21,534
32
Fuse on Gamewise
Fuse (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
5 750 18,731
33
Fuse on Gamewise
Fuse (PS3)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
5 555 18,595
34
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified on Gamewise
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
17 93 18,235
35
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on Gamewise
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
27 1,294 17,663
36
Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon on Gamewise
Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (3DS)
Marvelous Entertainment, Role-Playing
12 1,537 14,831
37
Command & Conquer Collection on Gamewise
Command & Conquer Collection (PC)
Unknown, Strategy
N/A 374 14,324
38
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX on Gamewise
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
23 2,041 13,941
39
Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut on Gamewise
Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut (PS3)
Unknown, Action
N/A 2,756 13,823
40
SBK 2011: FIM Superbike Championship on Gamewise
SBK 2011: FIM Superbike Championship (X360)
Unknown, Racing
N/A 595 13,431

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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10 Comments

three_33 (on 06 May 2013)

Request: Dark souls 2


Playstationfan12 (on 04 May 2013)

wow look at AC4 preorder numbers lol. this proves how bad AC3 was to many people. a game like this should be in the top 10 by now.


think-man (on 03 May 2013)

Hope SS has a good opening


nnodley (on 03 May 2013)

Man if those The Last of Us numbers are correct then it should have an amazing opening week for a new IP.


Chark (on 03 May 2013)

One of the top pre orders of the year. I hope its focus on AI really lights up the gaming community and gives it massive legs too, even above Uncharted leg's. I can't wait for this game.


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Michael-5 (on 03 May 2013)

I don't know about legs, a lot of games releasing late in the consoles life now have a great opening, but weak legs. Look at God of War: Ascension, and Gears of War 3 & Judgement. I think it will open bigger then Uncharted 3, but sell less overall.

P.S. AI can't be improved that much lol! 360 reached it's limits with Forza 4, and I'm pretty sure PS3 is either really close or at it's performance limit now too.


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nnodley (on 03 May 2013)

It's tough really to say what will happen because there are more variables now since it is the end of gen. I think it will sell 5-6 million with maybe a 1.3-1.4 million opening, hopefully.

About the AI, I don't think ND has really improved it a lot really. I think from what I read they are using a new technique or something that gives the AI more depth and smarts, I guess you could say. Don't know much more about it, but it should have better AI than almost 98% of games from this gen.


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C-M-D (on 03 May 2013)

Request: Assassin's Creed 4 vs Assassin's Creed 3 graph.


vronk83 (on 04 May 2013)

Request: Grid 2 (PS3, 360, PC)


dsage01 (on 03 May 2013)

GTA V should have a huge jump next week.


ganoncrotch (on 05 May 2013)

why's that?


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Michael-5 (on 03 May 2013)

Deadly Premonition: Directors Cut actually releases next week on PS3, and Command and Conquer Collection released in 2003, LOL! I fixed it though.


Michael-5 (on 05 May 2013)

Request: Call of Duty: Ghosts vs. Black Ops 2 & Modern Warfare 3 chart. Ghosts releases on November 5th, 2013


MANUELF (on 03 May 2013)

Request: Pokemon X/Y


Veit (on 05 May 2013)

take a look at #11 :)


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