There is one game in the top 30 to be in its final week: Wolfenstein: The New Order for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Five games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from four last week, and the top nine has 100,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week. Two games 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
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4) added 9,042 pre-orders for a grand total of 68,404. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 75,000 to 125,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 400,000 and 600,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (X360) added 6,875 pre-orders for a grand total of 55,002. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 60,000 to 115,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 300,000 and 500,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC) added 2,190 pre-orders for a grand total of 34,735. 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 200,000 and 350,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.
Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending May 24
Minecraft (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 12,000 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 29,541 pre-orders, down from 33,891 last week, for a total of 358,634. The Xbox One version added 17,326 pre-orders, up from 11,219 pre-orders last week, for a total of 230,634. The Xbox 360 version added 7,987 pre-orders, up from 5,085 last week, for a total of 141,476. The PlayStation 3 version added 6,414 pre-orders, up from 4,281 last week, for a total of 128,665. The game is two weeks away from launch in the USA, May 27, 2014.
Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) added 56,387 pre-orders, up from 31,407 last week, for a total of 231,863. The game is two weeks away from launch in the USA, May 30, 2014.
Notable mentions: Destiny (PS4) added 6,002 pre-orders for a total of 299,430. Destiny (XOne) added 5,330 pre-orders for a total of 260,817. Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) added 4,494 pre-orders for a total of 64,717.
Requests: Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4) added 3,489 pre-orders for a total of 18,472. Dragon Age: Inquisition(XOne) added 3,133 pre-orders for a total of 14,767. Sunset Overdrive (XOne) added 2,251 pre-orders for a total of 8,613.
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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.