There is one game in the top 30 to be in its final week: The Elder Scrolls Online (PC).
Three games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top 11 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 10 last week. One game added 20,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and one added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC) added 3,259 pre-orders for a grand total of 160,547. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 180,000 to 250,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 600,000 and 800,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending April 5
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 10,000 units in its second week on sale.
The Witch and the Hundred Knights (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 8,000 units in its second week on sale.
Overall hardware and software sales are expected to remain within 10 percent of the previous week.
Other Hot Games – In Order of Release
Watch Dogs (PS4) added 6,593 pre-orders, up from 4,709 last week, for a total of 230,902. The Xbox One version added 2,833 pre-orders, up from 2,363 pre-orders last week, for a total of 171,952. The Xbox 360 version added 1,756 pre-orders, down from 1,815 last week, for a total of108,250. The PlayStation 3 version added 1,635 pre-orders, up from 1,181 last week, for a total of 101,182. The game is nine weeks away from launch in the USA, May 27, 2014.
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) added 5,006 pre-orders, up from 3,406 last week, for a total of 71,588. The game is nine weeks away from launch in the USA, May 30, 2014.
Notable mentions: Destiny (PS4) added 5,223 pre-orders for a total of 256,171. Destiny (XOne) added 3,802 pre-orders for a total of 221,987. Titanfall (X360) added 38,018 pre-orders for a total of 165,298.
Requests: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4) added 1,046 pre-orders for a total of 23,450. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XOne) added 651 pre-orders for a total of 8,837. X (WiU) added 44 pre-orders for a total of 3,306.
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.