Americas Preorders Chart, 23 April 2011 - Gears 3 On Record Pace - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 25 April 2011 / 16,464 Views
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.
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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 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 (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.
|1||Gears of War 3||X360||22||68,121||448,952|
|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|
|10||Duke Nukem Forever||X360||8||6,268||65,517|
|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|
|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|
|20||Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||PS3||28||1,819||39,797|