Americas Preorders Chart, 4 September 2010 - Halo Reach Dominates

by William D'Angelo, posted on 06 September 2010 / 10,530 Views

Overview - Halo Reach (X360) is on track to hit 2 million pre-orders to remain ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (X360) in its final week before release. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP) is in its final week hitting 100,000 total pre-orders. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) remains steady as other games start to pick up.

Games in final week before release - The week’s top game in its last week before release is Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP). It crosses 100,000 as pre-orders rise to 15,000 on the week. Expect first week sales in the 175,000 to 200,000 range.

The other game in its final week before release is Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The X360 version is at 34,000 pre-orders and the PS3 version is at 31,000. Expect first week sales in the 45,000 to 55,000 range for both versions.

Other Hot Games

Halo Reach (X360) adds another 232,000 pre-orders for the week reaching a total of 1.69 million with 3 week until release. The gap between Halo Reach and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (X360) grows to 59,000 with only 2 weeks left until release. Reach has a shot of hitting 2 million pre-orders next week.

Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) pre-orders remain steady adding another 7,000 on the week for a total of 165,000. The game is currently 9 weeks from release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops combined pre-orders for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version are currently outpacing the combined pre-orders of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 by 146,000 for a total of 884,000 with 10 weeks left until release. If this keeps up it will become the biggest opening for a game ever.

Also in the top 10 is Medal of Honor as pre-orders are at 541,000 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version combined, as the game added 21,000 pre-orders on the week. Fallout: New Vegas pre-orders are up on the week adding another 38,000 pre-orders for the X360, PS3, and PC versions combined, for a total of 466,000. Fable 3 (X360) 8 weeks until release adds another 37,000 pre-orders this week for a total of 228,000. Final Fantasy XIV Online (PC) with 5 weeks until release adds 12,000 pre-orders for a total of 164,000 on the PC version; also the PS3 version is at 25,000 total pre-orders.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Kinect Adventures! (X360) adds 7,000 pre-orders for a total of 107,000 with 9 weeks until release. Sports Champions (PS3) adds 3,000 pre-orders for a total of 29,000 pre-orders with 2 weeks left until release. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 adds 13,000 for both versions combined for a total of 160,000 with 8 weeks left until release. Disney Epic Mickey (Wii) is at 35,000 pre-orders with 4,000 on the week with 9 weeks left until release.

The Top 50 can be seen below or click here to go to the pre-orders page.

1 Halo: Reach X360 2 232,354 1,691,344
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops X360 10 83,706 561,804
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 10 50,726 322,299
4 Medal of Honor X360 6 12,616 284,550
5 Fallout: New Vegas X360 7 24,930 266,226
6 Medal of Honor PS3 6 8,895 246,510
7 Fable III X360 8 36,968 227,778
8 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm PC N/A 95,317 209,563
9 Gran Turismo 5 PS3 9 7,383 165,352
10 Final Fantasy XIV Online PC 4 12,008 164,729
11 Fallout: New Vegas PS3 7 7,789 125,295
12 Kinect Adventures! X360 9 7,661 106,933
13 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP 1 14,997 105,886
14 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II X360 8 8,699 93,424
15 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood X360 11 7,935 88,252
16 Dead Rising 2 X360 4 6,614 87,926
17 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PS3 11 11,238 86,410
18 Fallout: New Vegas PC 7 5,324 74,603
19 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PS3 8 4,731 66,403
20 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 11 6,014 59,903
21 Diablo III PC N/A 1,010 54,311
22 Medal of Honor PC 6 14,746 51,807
23 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 N/A 1,052 44,272
24 Dead Rising 2 PS3 4 3,043 41,267
25 Just Dance 2 Wii 6 12,468 38,948
26 Gears of War 3 X360 31 2,471 37,818
27 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii N/A 1,574 36,446
28 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock X360 4 5,397 36,380
29 Disney Epic Mickey Wii 9 4,393 35,111
30 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions X360 1 3,415 33,714
31 Rock Band 3 X360 8 5,803 30,875
32 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions PS3 1 3,057 30,820
33 NBA 2K11 PS3 5 5,657 30,697
34 NBA 2K11 X360 5 3,299 29,890
35 Sports Champions PS3 2 3,142 29,328
36 Kinect Sports X360 9 1,595 28,976
37 EyePet PS3 2 901 27,593
38 Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Wii 4 3,931 26,663
39 Brink X360 N/A 1,230 25,854
40 Test Drive Unlimited 2 X360 19 843 25,707
41 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 937 25,628
42 Dead Space 2 X360 21 663 25,516
43 Dead Space 2 PS3 21 1,105 25,486
44 SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs PS3 N/A 986 24,320
45 Golden Sun: Dark Dawn DS 13 22 24,179
46 FIFA Soccer 11 X360 4 7,839 23,814
47 Batman: Arkham City X360 N/A 718 22,602
48 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PS3 5 3,915 22,135
49 Batman: Arkham City PS3 N/A 667 21,636
50 Pokémon Black / White Version DS N/A 2,445 21,569

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Rawnchie14 (on 08 September 2010)

Also - will Castlevania be flopping? 5 weeks to release, I don't even see the 360 version on here!

Miguel_Zorro (on 08 September 2010)

Of course it's all shooters at the top. These are preorders for the Americas. You'll have to find some Europe or Japan numbers if you want to see decent numbers for games like Gran Turismo.

Rawnchie14 (on 07 September 2010)

Well I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Halo CE's campaign was ridiculously good.

EyeAmTJ (on 07 September 2010)

Halo CE>>>almost any other FPS out...An I laugh at people who think a racing game on sell big or push consoles LMFAO...An another thing I dont like Activision nor Blizzard forget them & their games

iHuGi (on 07 September 2010)

"It just sucks that the campaigns are very mediocre because personally thats what I look forward too in a game over multiplayer." Lool... U think this is Killzone ?? A mindless shooter without history ?? Dude this is Halo is anything is good as heel is the campaign. Halo CE SP >>> Every other FPS out there.

ljlrj (on 07 September 2010)

@tbone mw2 mutiplatform yea but lets see if reach can top it ;)

Tbone (on 07 September 2010)

Personally i don´t think any other game will sell more than Mw2 did in its first week.

sergiodaly (on 07 September 2010)

lots of FPS in the top... hope man furismo five gets better numbers next week!

LokeSTL (on 07 September 2010)

The H:R vs. COD:MW2 comparison is funny. How can you compare an exclusive to a multiplat? It's obvious that if MW2 was exclusive to 360, it would've sold A LOT more on that format. If Reach was multiplat, it would sell less on 360(but more overall). As you can see, comparing the two is.....well.....a reach. MW2 is still king, whether it's 360 version outsells Reach or not.

Nirvana_Nut85 (on 07 September 2010)

@Imaginedvl - THe reviews don't necessarily reflect the campaign mode. The problem with Halo is that it's purely based on how great the multiplayer is and that is what sells the game if anything. It just sucks that the campaigns are very mediocre because personally thats what I look forward too in a game over multiplayer.

CChaos (on 07 September 2010)

@ Miss piggy GT5 will pick up when Sony's marketing department get off their arses and actually start getting something going. True, it's 9 weeks out, but this is the first GT on the PS3. This is a game they want to make a particularly big splash. If they aren't starting to do things by the 8 week mark, around the same time a lot of high profile games start advertising, then they're just losing their opportunities.

Miss piggy (on 07 September 2010)

I thought GT5 would accelerate,anycase 9 weeks is not so a long time for those who are waiting from years...

menx64 (on 07 September 2010)

@I like Bacon, Yes same here... I already made my preorders hopefully will see them soon rather than later...

reidlosdog (on 07 September 2010)

@rf40928 It's clunky because people move like that, we aren't perfect machines, and neither are Spartans. I already bought my limited edition of Reach, and I am also, hopefully getting Black Ops. but to say that Black Ops doesn't have a good campaign or story line is to say that Avatar sucked. I mean, you actually kill civilians, willingly. You actually DIE. Like poof, dead, gone. Now, I am happy that bungie brings in death to their final game, but come on! over 10,000 Spartans died, and we only get to see 5 of them die? (yes, because one of them live, already been stated). Halo isn't a new idea, it is borrowed from years upon years of literature. I'm not saying either one is better, but to say one is better than the other is to take on a claim as big as saying PS3 is better than the 360.

I like Bacon (on 07 September 2010)

wow! Pokemon Black and white already? Still no Kirby's Epic Yarn, Wii Party, or Donkey Kong Country Returns, I added 1 to wii party and kirby over this period though, and will pre-order DKCR when I pick up kirby. I hope Kirby makes it on the list next week.

trunkswd (on 06 September 2010)

@yo_john117 I expect pre-orders to remain ahead of Modern Warfare 2 until 2 to 3 weeks before release when Modern Warfare 2 wll pull ahead. I don't expect Black Ops to recieve the same type of boosts.

yo_john117 (on 06 September 2010)

People need to stop pre-ordering Black Ops.

Imaginedvl (on 06 September 2010)

@Nirvana_Nut85 Multiplayer is actually what is selling Halo. Still, the campaigns are very good for a lot of people if you look at the reviews and/or sales. Now, If you ask me, games like GTA, RedDeadRedemption or even all Final Fantasy are meh to me to me and it does not look like my oppinion represents the majority of gamers so do not be suprised :)

Nirvana_Nut85 (on 06 September 2010)

It's really disturbs me that Halo can get that many pre-orders/sales on multiplayer alone when, in general the campaign's are very mediocre. Reach is pretty meh so far (Only a couple hours in)

Imaginedvl (on 06 September 2010)

I also want to add that advertising arround Halo: Reach is simply awesome. Microsoft/Bungie clearly deserves this success if you ask me :) Maybe Sony can take a quick look at it while advertising GT5, I know it is not an FPS and I do not expect it to sell as well as Reach or CoD but at least having Sony doing a real makerting campaign arround it would help a bit.

Imaginedvl (on 06 September 2010)

@TheFlyingDutchman : "This comparison is just ridiculous." So much hate is ridiculous imo. Halo Reach is actually beating a very nice record, stop hating because it is from Microsoft/360 exclusive; this is a very nice achievement. The comparison is pretty fair, it is like saying that a majority of people who bought it on PS3 would rather buy a 360 to play it... Of course a certain number of people already own a 360 and a PS3 (and so we add them to the potential people who can pre-order) but then we can easily argue that the pre-order success of COD6 (on both HD consoles) is because the game was actually "multiplatform" so PS3 owners wanted to play its successor...

ioi (on 06 September 2010)

@TheFlyingDutchman - only in the cases where people own both a 360 and PS3 could you argue some sort of competition between versions for a multi-platform release. By doubling the potential userbase from 30m to 55m you are adding a lot of potential customers, even if you take out the 5m crossover that occurs for those who may own both systems.

Lyrikalstylez (on 06 September 2010)

No Support Halo:Reach on becoming the biggest opening for a game ever!!!

binary solo (on 06 September 2010)

I think Black-ops pre-orders will dip under the MW2 pre-order line at the 3 weeks to launch mark. Reach gonna open bigger than MW2 on 360 in Americas no doubt, but worldwide? Halo 3's EMEAA opening was 32% of America's. I expect it will be about the same for Reach.

ranmafandude (on 06 September 2010)

the top 10 most preordered games in America according to this are just first person shooters and western oriented rpgs except gt5 and ffxiv online. that really don't surprise me and i don't want those games except gt5. I've had enough fps for this year already I'll wait until kz3 comes out. I'm buying more niche Japanese games they need more support.

TheFlyingDutchman (on 06 September 2010)

@ Trunkswd: Comparing Halo to all the versions of MW2 isn't fair, but comparing an exclusive with a multiplatform game minus all platforms but one is? As I said before: comparing apples with oranges! A 360-exclusive would mean that more gamers would buy that game just for the 360, multiplatforms spreas the sales but end up with a higher total.

pezus (on 06 September 2010)

@pukem0n Well, Modern Warfare 2 did last year ;) and I suspect another CoD game will beat Reach soon (either Black Ops or next year's version).

pukem0n (on 06 September 2010)

@TheFlyingDutchman Nothing beats Halo on the 360, thats blasphemy :D

trunkswd (on 06 September 2010)

@TheFlyingDutchman Modern Warfare 2 for the 360 had the biggest opening week for any game on a SINGLE platform and Halo Reach is on track to break that record. It wouldn't be fair to compare Halo Reach to all the versions of Modern Warfare 2 combined as there is no way it would beat it and it wouldn't make for an interesting comparison.

TheFlyingDutchman (on 06 September 2010)

Who decided to compare Halo: Reach (360-exclusive) with COD:MW2 (Multiplatform)? If COD:MW2 had been a 360-exclusive then it would've sold more then Halo:Reach will be doing right now for sure. It's like comparing apples to oranges. You compare 2 exclusives (enough Halo's to compare) or you sum up all the numbers from each platform when comparing to a multiplatform. This comparison is just ridiculous.