Americas Preorders Chart, 23 April 2011 - Gears 3 On Record Pace

by William D'Angelo, posted on 25 April 2011 / 15,920 Views

Overview

After three games in their final week last week, there are no games this week. The top five games include Gears of War 3 (X360), Brink (X360), L.A. Noire (X360), The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii), and Metal Fight Beyblade (DS). The top four games have 100,000 or more pre-orders. One game adds 50,000 or more pre-orders, two add 20,000 or more pre-orders and four add 10,000 or more pre-orders.

Games in final week before launch

There are no games this in its final week before launch.

Other Hot Games

Brink

Brink for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 add a combined 36,000 pre-orders, up from 24,000 last week, for a combined total of 214,000. The Xbox 360 version is at number two as it adds 31,000 pre-orders, up from 19,000 the previous week, for a total of 175,000. The PlayStation 3 version is at number 15 as it adds 5,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 49,000.

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 add a combined 25,000 pre-orders, down from 29,000 last week, for a combined total of 191,000. The Xbox 360 version is at number three as it adds 15,000 pre-orders, down from 17,000 the previous week, for a total of 110,000. The PlayStation 3 version is at number nine as it adds 11,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 80,000.

Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 (X360) is at the top as it adds 68,000 pre-orders up from 60,000 the previous week. The game currently sits at 449,000 pre-orders. The game is still 22 weeks away from launch. For comparison Halo: Reach (X360) had 103,000 pre-orders during the same week, less than one fourth of Gears of War 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360) had 78,000. This shows that Gears of War 3 is currently outpacing at least 2 out of the top 5 bestselling week one games of all time.

Also in the top 10: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) is at number four up from number eight last week. The game adds 1,000 pre-orders the same as last week. The game currently sits at 106,000 pre-orders and currently has no release date in America.

Metal Fight Beyblade (DS) also jumps four spots, up to number five as it adds just 231 pre-orders this week, which brings it to a total of 97,000 pre-orders. The game has no release date in America.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) along with a few other games jumps into the top 10. It is at number six as it adds 1,000 pre-orders for a total of 92,000. The game has no release date in America.

NASCAR 2011: The Game (Wii) is at number seven as it adds 5,000 pre-orders for a total of 84,000. The game is five weeks away from launch.

Duke Nukem Forever (X360) rounds out the top 10 as it adds 6,000 pre-orders for a total of 66,000. The game is eight weeks away from launch.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Battlefield 3 (X360) adds 7,000 pre-orders for a total of 44,000. The PlayStation 3 outside the top 20 adds 4,000 pre-orders for a total of 30,000. Duke Nukem Forever (PS3) also outside the top 20 adds 2,000 pre-orders for a total of 38,000.

The Top 20 can be seen below or click here to go to the pre-orders page.

PosNameConsoleWeeks
ChangeTotal
1 Gears of War 3 X360 22 68,121 448,952
2 Brink X360 3 31,092 164,720
3 L.A. Noire X360 4 14,555 110,393
4 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii N/A 926 106,194
5 Metal Fight Beyblade DS N/A 231 96,896
6 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 N/A 1,096 91,814
7 NASCAR 2011: The Game Wii 5 4,928 84,332
8 Diablo III PC N/A 499 83,889
9 L.A. Noire PS3 4 10,945 80,261
10 Duke Nukem Forever X360 8 6,268 65,517
11 inFamous 2 PS3 7 6,383 61,271
12 Deus Ex: Human Revolution X360 18 927 56,002
13 Batman: Arkham City X360 26 1,711 51,919
14 Batman: Arkham City PS3 26 1,334 49,397
15 Brink PS3 3 5,385 48,610
16 Mass Effect 3 X360 N/A 3,370 45,743
17 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 104 45,553
18 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 29 3,293 44,816
19 Battlefield 3 X360 N/A 6,530 43,875
20 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 28 1,819 39,797

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SONYisBP (on 28 April 2011)

It wont be long before gears 3 preorders beat current sales of killzone 3


yahoocom1984 (on 28 April 2011)

This year, only call of duty and pokemon sales can surpass Skyrim


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yahoocom1984 (on 28 April 2011)

Baalzamon, Skyrim's sales will be larger than fallout 3 which sold around 8 million copies across 3 platforms It's definitely huge for a RPG game; Skyrim will propbably sell over 9 million copies across 3 platforms, It's huge sales


Nsanity (on 27 April 2011)

@retardedramirez - Xbox 360 does so much better over in Japan.


trunkswd (on 27 April 2011)

@ElectricGorilla - Rage has about 27,000 pre-orders for the X360.


trunkswd (on 27 April 2011)

@ElectricGorilla - Rage has about 27,000 pre-orders for the X360.


reviniente (on 27 April 2011)

@ElectricGorilla This.


thegingerfatone (on 27 April 2011)

Does no one realize that Gears is only high because of the beta?


retardedramirez (on 27 April 2011)

People dont be surprised if Gears is doing so well and uncharted is doing slow. these are American preorders. PS3 sells badly compared to Xbox in america. if the same were to happen in Europe i would be surprised. also @snakefisher. ARE YOU RETARDED?? Infamous and resistance are 2 very awesome games and get very good reception from critics and gamers alike. just coz u dont like it doesnt mean the game sucks. i dont like Mario type games so they automatically suck??? @onibaka. HAHAHA FANBOY. if u have a link for europe or japan sales u would be saying the same for Uncharted 3


ElectricGorilla (on 27 April 2011)

I cant wait for Brink! Where is Rage?


XxXProphecyXxX (on 27 April 2011)

LOL @ sankefisher don't be mad and call other console exclusive "subpar" because your precious 360 only has 1 exclusive to offer you this year.


snakefisher (on 26 April 2011)

infamous and resistance are subpar games at best, so really uncharted and gears are the big kahunas here


Onibaka (on 26 April 2011)

If this is right, GeoW3 first day will outsell Uncharted 3 first year.


leslie2233 (on 26 April 2011)

@yo_john117 yea me too go Mass Effect 3 FTW.


leslie2233 (on 26 April 2011)

Damn Gears you doing good but I don't have a PS3 but I think that Infamous 2


dsage01 (on 26 April 2011)

WTF Gears! This can be the biggest game of all time if VGC preoders are right. I doubt that though


ocean-1984 (on 26 April 2011)

On PS3 is to many exclusives to chose from.


trunkswd (on 26 April 2011)

@Lyrikalstylez - This is for America where the 360 has over a 10 million lead over the PS3


SuperAnthony64 (on 26 April 2011)

Gears is gonna smash every game this year cause its the only exclusive coming to the 360 worht getting. PS owners have Infamous, Uncharted, Resistence to play.


Lyrikalstylez (on 26 April 2011)

Isnt it funny that L.A. Noir has exclusive content for the ps3 version yet the 360 version is still beating it. FOR SHAME ROCKSTAR!!


yo_john117 (on 26 April 2011)

go ME3!!!


Baalzamon (on 26 April 2011)

@yahoocom: define "huge"...oblivion sold a little over 5 million combined between the hd consoles, and while that is a lot, I wouldn't classify it as "huge," nor would I expect skyrim to pass that up substantially.


ptys (on 26 April 2011)

Wonder how many will reconsider Zelda, as E3 with new console only five weeks away. It's sure to feature!


Iveyboi (on 26 April 2011)

Gears is going to smash every game...360 gamers are dying for a AAA exclusive and here it is


snakefisher (on 26 April 2011)

lol gears will crush resistance and every other game this year(unless a new halo comes out)


Wandamaximoff (on 26 April 2011)

WOW gears... thats amazing!!! where did they come from??


Bl00dSaint (on 26 April 2011)

Woot great to see BF3 in the top 20... I have really high hopes for the game :D


Bl00dSaint (on 26 April 2011)

Woot great to see BF3 in the top 20... I have really high hopes for the game :D


usrevenge (on 26 April 2011)

between skyrim and bf3 i don't think i'l need another game for months.


Reebokanonymous (on 26 April 2011)

People say cheap downloadable games are the future, but this list is chock full of AAA titles. In fact, NASCAR and Beyblade are the only two games I have no desire to play.


yahoocom1984 (on 26 April 2011)

Skyrim will be huge


Salnax (on 26 April 2011)

For some bizzare reason, Beyblade's spot on the list inspires me.


green_sky (on 26 April 2011)

Woohoo Uncharted 3 made the list :D


A_C_E (on 26 April 2011)

Gears of War 3 is going to have a hard time outselling Resistance 3


Nsanity (on 26 April 2011)

Half million preorders with still 22 weeks to go


dirkd2323 (on 26 April 2011)

@fattydingdonkey , keep dreaming


FattyDingDong (on 26 April 2011)

Gears of War 3 will sell more than Killzone 3, Little Big Planet 2, Infamous 2, Socom 4, Twisted Metal ALL COMBINED!


Silver-Tiger (on 26 April 2011)

wow, the highest selling PS3 game is LA Noire on place nine. Everyone before that is Ninty or MS, and it doesn't look like it going to changce soon.