USA Preorders Chart, 3 May 2014 - MLB 14 The Show (PS4), Borderlands 2 (PSV)

by William D'Angelo, posted on 08 May 2014 / 7,314 Views

Overview

There are two games in the top 30 to be in its final week: MLB 14 The Show (PS4) and Borderlands 2 (PSV).

Four games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from three last week, and the top 10 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from nine last week. Four games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, up from one last week and four added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

MLB 14 The Show (PS4) added 31,725 pre-orders for a grand total of 102,930. 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 lifetime in the US at retail.

Borderlands 2 (PSV) added 6,564 pre-orders for a grand total of 33,853. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 40,000 to 60,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 150,000 and 300,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending May 10

Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sale.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS4) sales are expected to drop to around 8,000 units. The Xbox 360 version is expected to drop to around 6,000 units. The Xbox One version is expected to drop to around 5,000 units. The PlayStation 4 version is expected to drop to around 4,000 units.

Mario Golf: World Tour (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 10,000 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 Pre-orders - PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Watch Dogs (PS4) added 21,177 pre-orders, up from 17,629 last week, for a total of 295,202. The Xbox One version added 7,820 pre-orders, down from 9,298 pre-orders last week, for a total of 202,089. The Xbox 360 version added 4,971 pre-orders, down from 5,565 last week, for a total of 128,404. The PlayStation 3 version added 4,065 pre-orders, down from 4,568 last week, for a total of 113,905. The game is four weeks away from launch in the USA, May 27, 2014.

 Mario Kart 8 Wii U Pre-order Figures

Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) added 38,177 pre-orders, up from 17,492 last week, for a total of 144,069. The game is four weeks away from launch in the USA, May 30, 2014.

Notable mentions: Destiny (PS4) added 9,595 pre-orders for a total of 284,948.  Destiny (XOne) added 7,041 pre-orders for a total of 250,415. Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) added 24,149 pre-orders for a  total of 53,283.

Requests: Watch Dogs (WiiU) added 364 pre-orders for a total of 29,301. Uncharted (PS4) added 345 pre-orders for a total of 13,521. Sunset Overdrive (XOne) added 107 pre-orders for a total of 5,849.

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.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
Watch Dogs Release Date - PS4
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
4 21,177 295,202
2
Destiny Release Date - PS4
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
19 9,595 284,968
3
Destiny Release Date - XOne
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
19 7,041 250,415
4
Watch Dogs Release Date - XOne
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
4 7,820 202,089
5
Mario Kart Wii U Release Date - WiiU
Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
4 38,177 144,069
6
Watch Dogs Release Date - X360
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
4 4,971 128,404
7
The Order Release Date - PS4
The Order (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 974 120,811
8
Watch Dogs Release Date - PS3
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
4 4,065 117,970
9
Destiny Release Date - X360
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
19 2,618 112,672
10
MLB 14 The Show Release Date - PS4
MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
1 31,725 102,930
11
Dying Light Release Date - PS4
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 843 86,997
12
Driveclub Release Date - PS4
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
N/A 724 84,012
13
The Elder Scrolls Online Release Date - XOne
The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
9 2,208 77,698
14
The Sims 4 Release Date - PC
The Sims 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Action
20 960 76,598
15
The Elder Scrolls Online Release Date - PS4
The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
9 1,718 66,583
16
Watch Dogs Release Date - PC
Watch Dogs (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 886 55,264
17
Wolfenstein: The New Order Release Date - PS4
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
3 3,161 55,059
18
Halo 5 Release Date - XOne
Halo 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 385 54,714
19
Destiny Release Date - PS3
Destiny (PS3)
Activision, Action
19 1,733 53,615
20
 Tales of Xillia 2 Release Date - PS3
Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)
Namco Bandai Games, Role-Playing
16 24,149 53,283
21
The Crew Release Date - PS4
The Crew (PS4)
Ubisoft, Racing
N/A 861 52,974
22
Dying Light Release Date - XOne
Dying Light (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 402 46,273
23
Wolfenstein: The New Order Release Date - XOne
Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
3 3,064 44,583
24
Kingdom Hearts III Release Date - PS4
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing
N/A 352 43,976
25
EA Sports UFC Release Date - PS4
EA Sports UFC (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
7 3,029 38,543
26
Prey 2 Release Date - X360
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 22 37,604
27
Dying Light Release Date - X360
Dying Light (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 334 35,553
28
Borderlands 2 Release Date - PSV
Borderlands 2 (PSV)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
1 6,564 33,853
29
Tom Clancy's The Division Release Date - PS4
Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
N/A 325 33,833
30
The Crew Release Date - XOne
The Crew (XOne)
Ubisoft, Racing
N/A 839 31,734

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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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com.


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10 Comments

Clyde32 (on 08 May 2014)

Mario Kart shot up.


zedo0 (on 08 May 2014)

I was thinking the same very thing.


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OfficerRaichu15 (on 10 May 2014)

You think it'll be the most preordered wii u game?


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Michael-5 (on 08 May 2014)

Request: Smash Bros (WiiU/3DS)


HylianSwordsman (on 08 May 2014)

Mario Kart can't possibly keep this trend up, can it? I mean if the preorders keep jumping up at this rate, it could end up getting over 100k preorders in a single week. Imagine a Wii U game doing that! I have a bad feeling it might just be the result of adjustments though, and it'll level out near the end. Request Super Smash Bros. (Wii U, 3DS)


drake_tolu (on 08 May 2014)

8 Mario Kart 7 is doing better, and and the latter had 160,000 pre order just last week...
Maybe Mario Kart 8 don't will have 160,000 pre order... but for me more of 100,000 yes.
I predict 50,000 pre order nex week, 80,000 pre order the penultimate week, and 120,000 final week, for one total of 400,000 pre order, and one coming in USA with 600,000.


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sundin13 (on 08 May 2014)

The Direct was a large part of the reason for the boost...the numbers from last week were more typical. You can probably expect in the 20Ks for the next week and low 30s for the week after...


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Skidonti (on 09 May 2014)

Yeah, the Direct can account for that huge boost. It will go back down. But potential 240 total final week?


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Scisca (on 08 May 2014)

What a rise of MK8. I hope it keeps this trend. Damn, that PS4 dominating XO in NA. Sony sure took it to MS this gen, hope they can keep it up, cause it won't be easy.


Michael-5 (on 14 May 2014)

Actually could you also add Drakengard 3 to my requested games? Releases in 2 weeks, still not charting.


shikamaru317 (on 12 May 2014)

Request: Dragon Age Inquisition (Xbox One and PS4)


4peace (on 11 May 2014)

Mario Kart 8 will become Wii U biggest non holiday game so far.


OfficerRaichu15 (on 10 May 2014)

Request pokemon Omega Sapphire and Alpha Ruby(3ds)


Kowan (on 09 May 2014)

Borderlands 2 for the VIta(standalone) is not gonna be released this week. Only the PSVITA bundle containing the game is, otherwise the stand-alone game is set to be released on May 13, next week.


drake_tolu (on 08 May 2014)

Mario Kart 8 will be a bomb. For me will sold more of TitanFall first week in USA (yes...even in USA, and sold double global)