There are two games in the top 40 to be in its final week. Zumba Fitness: World Party (X360) and Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! (WiiU).
Two games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from one last week, and the top 11 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. No games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and eight added 10,000 or more, down from 10 last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
Zumba Fitness: World Party (X360) added 6,926 pre-orders for a final total of 44,026. 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 350,000 and 500,000 units lifetime in the US.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! (WiiU) added 2,297 pre-orders for a final total of 31,762. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 45,000 to 60,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 and 300,000 units lifetime in the US.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending January 4
Hardware and software sales are expected to drop across the board as the holidays end.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
Titanfall (XOne) added 15,987 pre-orders, down from 18,708 last week, for a total of 176,817. The PC version added 3,048 pre-orders, down from 3,398 last week, for a total of 54 544. The Xbox 360 version added 3,447 pre-orders, down from 6,545 last week, for a total of 46,735. The game is 11 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 11, 2014.
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) added 11,531 pre-orders, down from 14,666 last week, for a total of 158,186. The game is 12 weeks away from launch in the USA, March 21, 2014.
Notable mentions: Watch Dogs (PS4) added 9,617 pre-orders for a total of 223,364. Destiny (PS4) added 12,055 pre-orders for a total of 205,111. Destiny (XOne) 10,430 pre-orders for a total of 165,827. Watch Dogs (XOne) added 4,581 pre-orders for a total of 140,396.
Requests: Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4) added 1,778 pre-orders for a total of 24,401. Tom Clancy’s The Division (XOne) added 1,513 pre-orders for a total of 17,106. Uncharted (PS4) added 1,480 pre-orders for a total of 3,728
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The Top 40 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.
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