There is one game in the top 30 to be in its final week: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU).
Five games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from four last week, and the top 15 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 16 last week. One game added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and three added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU) added 6,639 pre-orders for a grand total of 97,638. 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 1.0 million and 1.5 million units lifetime in the US.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending February 15
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 75,000 units in its second week on sale. The Xbox 360 version is expected to drop to around 33,000 units.
Overall hardware and software sales are expected to remain relatively flat.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
Titanfall (XOne) added 28,469 pre-orders, up from 14,325 last week, for a total of 273,045. The PC version added 3,006 pre-orders, up from 2,024 last week, for a total of 68,225. The Xbox 360 version added 5,195 pre-orders, up from 3,725 last week, for a total of 64,809. The game is four weeks away from launch in the USA, March 11, 2014.
inFAMOUS: Second Son (PS4) added 8,023 pre-orders, up from 7,495 last week, for a total of 212,002. The game is five weeks away from launch in the USA, March 21, 2014.
Notable mentions: Dark Souls II (PS3) added 14,853 pre-orders for a total of 176,748. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3) added 10,663 pre-orders for a total of 170,173. Dark Souls II (PS3) added 6,270 pre-orders for a total of 117,427.
Requests: Bayonetta 2 (WiiU) added 189 pre-orders for a total of 28,119. Watch Dogs (WiiU) added 675 pre-orders for a total of 25,583. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PSV) added 2,428 pre-orders for a total of 10,848.
If your favorite game isn't in the top 30, 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 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.