USA Preorders Chart, 16 November 2013 - Xbox One Launch Estimates

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 November 2013 / 21,427 Views

Overview

There are 12 games in the top 40 to be in its final week: 10 of the 12 games are for the Xbox One which launches on November 22. Call of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Madden NFL 25, NBA 2K14, FIFA Soccer 14, and Need for Speed Rivals.

The Xbox One opening week is in the US is expected to fall just shy of the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 launched with 1.06 million units in the US, while the Xbox One is expected to sell around 900,000 units. However, the Xbox One is also launching in more countries.  Xbox One worldwide launch sales are expected to reach between 1.2 and 1.5 million units.

Two games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, down from five last week, and the top 12 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 15 last week. Six games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, up from five last week and 15 added 10,000 or more, down from 20 last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch


Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne) added 30,748 pre-orders for a final total of 462,512. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 650,000 to 750,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 2.5 million and 3.5 million units.

Now when we compare the combined pre-orders of Ghosts for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One it is 665,000 pre-orders behind Black Ops II for the Xbox 360.

 

Battlefield 4 (XOne) added 17,497 pre-orders for a final total of 204,905. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 275,000 to 375,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1 million and 1.5 million units.

Now when we compare the combined pre-orders of Battlefield 4 for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One it is 374,000 pre-orders behind of Battlefield 3 for the Xbox 360.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne) added 19,789 pre-orders for a final total of 196,273. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 275,000 to 350,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 800,000 and 1.2 million units.

Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne) added 24,870 pre-orders for a final total of 153,821. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 250,000 to 325,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1 million and 1.4 million units.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) added 58,610 pre-orders for a final total of 152,444. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 250,000 to 325,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.2 million and 1.6 million units.

Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne) added 23,068 pre-orders for a final total of 134,952. 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 1 million and 1.4 million units.

Dead Rising 3 (XOne) added 19,306 pre-orders for a final total of 134,811. 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 1 million and 1.4 million units.

Super Mario 3D World (WiiU) added 130,715 pre-orders for a final total of 96,619. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 150,000 to 250,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1 million and 1.4 million units.

Madden NFL 25 (XOne) added 12,116 pre-orders for a final total of 89,881. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 125,000 to 175,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 400,000 and 600,000 units.

NBA 2K14 (XOne) added 11,192 pre-orders for a final total of 56,361. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 80,000 to 110,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 300,000 and 450,000 units.

FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne) added 7,914 pre-orders for a final total of 54,715. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 70,000 to 100,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 250,000 and 400,000 units.

Need for Speed Rivals (XOne) added 8,128 pre-orders for a final total of 45,079. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 60,000 to 90,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 250,000 and 400,000 units.

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

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 150,000 units in its second week on sale.

Battlefield 4 (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 80,000 units in its second week on sale.

Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 80,000 units in its second week on sale.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 70,000 units in its second week on sale.  

Madden NFL 25 (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 30,000 units in its second week on sale.

Knack (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 30,000 units in its second week on sale.

Hardware and software sales are expected to increase across the board, except for the PlayStation 4 due to being supple constrained and its second week on sale.  It is also the first week the Xbox One is on sale. The console is expected to sell around 900,000 units in its first week in the US.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

 

Titanfall (XOne) added 10,119 pre-orders, down from 11,668 last week, for a total of 89,702. The game is 17 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 11, 2014.

 

inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) added 12,454 pre-orders, up from 3,767 last week, for a total of 86,937. The game is 18 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 21, 2014.

Notable mentions:  Watch Dogs (PS4) added 7,589 pre-orders for a total of 173,412. Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) added 35,160 pre-orders for a total of 132,657. Destiny (PS4) added 12,820 pre-orders for a total of 126,335.

Requests: Dying Light (PS4) added 3,464 pre-orders for a total of 25,586. The Evil Within (PS3) added 234 pre-orders for a total of 3,169. The Evil Within (X360) added 906 pre-orders for a total of 2,927. The Evil Within (PS4) entered the charts this week with 1,909 pre-orders.

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
Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)
Activision, Shooter
1 30,748 462,512
2
Battlefield 4 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
1 17,497 204,905
3
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
1 19,789 196,273
4
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
33 7,589 173,412
5
Forza Motorsport 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Racing
1 24,870 153,821
6
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
1 58,610 152,444
7
Ryse: Son of Rome (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
1 23,068 134,952
8
Dead Rising 3 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Action
1 19,306 134,811
9
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
3 35,160 132,657
10
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
N/A 12,820 126,335
11
Final Fantasy X HD (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
7 6,881 114,183
12
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
33 3,497 108,109
13
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
N/A 9,013 97,045
14
Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
Nintendo, Platform
1 30,715 96,619
15
Madden NFL 25 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
1 12,116 89,881
16
Titanfall (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
17 10,119 89,702
17
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
18 12,454 86,937
18
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
16 2,184 86,022
19
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
13 5,669 84,065
20
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
16 3,441 71,778
21
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
33 2,632 71,627
22
Dark Souls II (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
17 8,025 70,321
23
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
33 2,783 65,394
24
Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
20 6,875 63,218
25
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
N/A 3,840 61,824
26
NBA 2K14 (XOne)
Take-Two Interactive, Sports
1 11,192 56,361
27
The Order (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 7,165 55,988
28
FIFA Soccer 14 (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Sports
1 7,914 54,715
29
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
N/A 253 54,594
30
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
7 1,208 50,147
31
Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Sports
N/A 6,310 45,869
32
Need for Speed Rivals (XOne)
Electronic Arts, Racing
1 8,128 45,079
33
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
20 3,856 42,166
34
Dark Souls II (X360)
Namco Bandai Games, Action
17 4,684 41,616
35
Titanfall (PC)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
17 2,734 36,647
36
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
13 2,261 36,156
37
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
7 84 35,662
38
Watch Dogs (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 647 35,251
39
Ys: Memories of Celceta (PSV)
Xseed Games, Action
2 3,511 32,687
40
Garfield Gets Real (DS)
Unknown, Action
N/A 311 32,304

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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17 Comments

WebMasterFlex (on 21 November 2013)

Seems about right. Under PS4 even in US. Europe will be PS4 full territory so it will be easy. Both consoles will have sucess but from the look of it will be PS4 domination as the Home Console worldwide.


eliasg (on 22 November 2013)

Εverything is about marketshare and Xbox One will definitely gain some space from its predecessor. In my opinion Xbox brand will be number one again in USA and UK. Keep in mind that Microsofts plan is to keep XBOXs one lifecycle more than ten years, and the console is future proof with dedicated server , cloud, kinect and the windows apps synchronization. The plan is to give you, an all in one experience with windows , windowsphone and XBOX. Sony on other hand has only row power, but for how long the machine will be relevant???


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eliasg (on 22 November 2013)

Εverything is about marketshare and Xbox One will definitely gain some space from its predecessor. In my opinion Xbox brand will be number one again in USA and UK. Keep in mind that Microsofts plan is to keep XBOXs one lifecycle more than ten years, and the console is future proof with dedicated server , cloud, kinect and the windows apps synchronization. The plan is to give you, an all in one experience with windows , windowsphone and XBOX. Sony on other hand has only row power, but for how long the machine will be relevant???


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WebMasterFlex (on 22 November 2013)

Damage control. Nobody cares about Cloud or Kinect or gadget when it's come to a console. Believe what you want, numbers will talk instead.


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NobleTeam360 (on 20 November 2013)

1.2 to 1.5 million sales in week 1? Now that is impressive regardless of how you spin it.


veritaz (on 20 November 2013)

Agreed. People really want next gen consoles.


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veritaz (on 20 November 2013)

Sorry about the 3 comments, my web browser freaked out.


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Michael-5 (on 21 November 2013)

Your web browser really wants a next gen console


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shikamaru317 (on 25 November 2013)

Requests: Fable Anniversary and Final Fantasy XV.


aleras (on 21 November 2013)

UK makes up 25 - 30% of the european home console market even though its only around 10% of europes population. Xbox has a dominant position in the UK. I have 20 - 30 friends who game and not a single one of them has a Ps3 they all have xbox 360s. The Xbox One preorders have been sold out here for pretty much a month now, retailers have held back a bit of stock for general sale for this week to gain publicity but this is all gone now as well. Amazon UK are stating that any orders after mid November will not be fullfilled to after Christmas now, so they have basically forward sold all their pre Christmas stock. I can see the states getting a million units for launch, with another 500k for limited launch in other key markets. If Us has got a million units the UK will have got at least 200k as its their main market outside the states. All of that stock is already sold, if 900k sales are predicted for US week one I would say another 200k for the UK and probably the same again from the rest of europe with most of those coming from Germany and the Scandavian countries. France and southern europe is very much PS territory.


Gab (on 22 November 2013)

Ecxept the Xbox One does not release in Scandinavia until next year.


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Fusioncode (on 21 November 2013)

Request: Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (all platforms)


shikamaru317 (on 20 November 2013)

Looks like my own personal Xbox One 1st week sales projections were almost spot on with Vgchartz. It's nice to see Titanfall doing so well, almost 160,000 combined preorders 17 weeks from release is fantastic for a new IP.


Michael-5 (on 21 November 2013)

Request: Smash Bros (WiiU/3DS), Monolith Project X (WiiU), Mario Kart 8 (WiiU)


Aerys (on 25 November 2013)

Driveclub + The Order+Infamous, PS4 exclusives are going to be huge !


C-M-D (on 24 November 2013)

Dat #40


007BondAgent (on 23 November 2013)

Might want to edit this now.


dtrain85 (on 22 November 2013)

These numbers don't seem right. Microsoft just announced that they sold over 1M within 24hrs of launch, world wide. So that would mean only 100,000-200,000 at most were sold outside of the US. I would think that MS would ship more than that. My guess the split would be more like 600,000 - 700,000 to North America (including Canada) and rest to outside of North America.


gigantor21 (on 21 November 2013)

PC Titanfall is above the 360 version in pre-orders? Wow. Wonder how long that'll last, given how much of the PC sales will be on Steam and the like.


aleras (on 21 November 2013)

UK makes up 25 - 30% of the european home console market even though its only around 10% of europes population. Xbox has a dominant position in the UK. I have 20 - 30 friends who game and not a single one of them has a Ps3 they all have xbox 360s. The Xbox One preorders have been sold out here for pretty much a month now, retailers have held back a bit of stock for general sale for this week to gain publicity but this is all gone now as well. Amazon UK are stating that any orders after mid November will not be fullfilled to after Christmas now, so they have basically forward sold all their pre Christmas stock. I can see the states getting a million units for launch, with another 500k for limited launch in other key markets. If Us has got a million units the UK will have got at least 200k as its their main market outside the states. All of that stock is already sold, if 900k sales are predicted for US week one I would say another 200k for the UK and probably the same again from the rest of europe with most of those coming from Germany and the Scandavian countries. France and southern europe is very much PS territory.


ryuzaki57 (on 21 November 2013)

Why do people preorder Driveclub? Won't the game still be free?


ps3-sales! (on 21 November 2013)

Request: Tearaway. How is YS above Tearaway!!! BLASPHEMY


Gab (on 21 November 2013)

I don't get the opening paragraph, it's mentioning both Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack?! On another note, very impressed with preorders for both Titanfall (especially on XB One) and Infamous, great to see! These games will be very important for the "next-gen" (current gen) consoles in spring 2014.


jlmurph2 (on 20 November 2013)

Titanfall's already building some momentum. Its gonna be a fun spring.