Americas Preorders Chart, 27 August 2011 - Madden NFL 12 - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 29 August 2011 / 8,744 Views

Overview

There is one game in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, Madden NFL 12 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The top five games include Gears of War 3 (X360), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360), Madden NFL 12 (X360), Battlefield 3 (X360), and Madden NFL 12 (PS3). The top four games have 500,000 or more pre-orders, up from two last week, and the top 12 has 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from 10 last week. Three games add 50,000 or more pre-orders, up from two last week and 11 add 20,000 or more, up from nine last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Madden NFL 12 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is the lone game this week to be in its final week before launch. The Xbox 360 reached number three on the charts as it added 97,000 pre-orders this week for a grand total of 524,000. Last year’s version had 321,000 pre-orders and sold 677,000 units first week. Expect first week sales in America to be in the 650,000 to 750,000 unit range.

The PlayStation 3 version added 64,000 pre-orders in its final week, for a final total of 418,000. Last year’s version had 366,000 pre-orders and sold 556,000 units first week. Expect first week sales in America to be in the 500,000 to 650,000 unit range.

Other Hot Games

Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 (X360) at the top adds 52,000 pre-orders up from 48,000 the previous week. The game currently sits at 1.47 million pre-orders. The game is four weeks away from launch, on September 20 in America and EMEAA and September 22 in Japan. Gears of War 3 is now only one week ahead of Halo: Reach (X360), however Halo: Reach added 184,000 pre-orders four weeks before launch, more than 100,000 than Gears of War 3 . If pre-orders don’t pick up it will fall behind Reach next week.

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 (X360) down one spot to number four as it adds 47,000 pre-orders, up from 42,000 last week, for a total of 520,000. The PlayStation 3 version is at number 10 as it adds 16,000 pre-orders, up from 12,000 last week, for a total of 230,000. The game is nine weeks away from launch, October 25 in America and October 28 in EMEAA.

Modern Warfare 3 vs Black Ops

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is the second most pre-ordered game as it adds 47,000 pre-orders, down from 58,000 pre-orders the previous week. The game currently has 886,000 pre-orders and is 11 weeks away from launch, November 8 in both America and EMEAA. The game is currently four weeks ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360) the game with the biggest opening in gaming history for any single platform.

Modern Warfare 3 vs Black Ops

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number eight as it adds 12,000 pre-orders the same as last week. The game is currently at 343,000 pre-orders and will launch in 11 weeks, November 8 in both America and EMEAA. It is currently less than two weeks ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3), the game with the biggest opening for the PlayStation 3; however it was as much as seven weeks ahead at one point. If pre-orders don’t pick up, it will fall behind Black Ops in two weeks.

Also in the top 10: Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) is up one spot to number six as it adds 38,000 pre-orders, down from 42,000 last week, for a total of 384,000. The game currently has no release date in America.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360) is down one spot to number seven as it adds 23,000 pre-orders, down from 27,000 last week, for a total of 376,000. The game is 11 weeks away from launch, November 11 in both America and EMEAA.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360) is at number nine, as it adds 8,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 285,000. The game is 12 weeks away from launch, November 15 in America and EMEAA.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception adds 10,000 pre-orders for a total of 190,000. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) adds 18,000 pre-orders for a total of 167,000. FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3) adds 11,000 pre-orders for a total of 133,000.

Requests from last week’s article for games that are not in the top 20: Forza Motorsport 4 (X360) adds 7,000 pre-orders for a total of 106,000. Resistance 3 adds 9,000 pre-orders for a total of 89,000. Halo 4 adds 4,000 pre-orders for a total of 49,000.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 20, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the three most thumbed up requested games will be added in next week's article!

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

Pos Name Console Weeks
Change Total
1 Gears of War 3 X360 4 51,712 1,467,247
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 11 47,201 886,352
3 Madden NFL 12 X360 1 97,430 524,284
4 Battlefield 3 X360 9 37,214 520,087
5 Madden NFL 12 PS3 1 63,538 417,859
6 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC N/A 37,563 384,287
7 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 11 23,169 375,767
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 11 11,550 342,548
9 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 12 8,331 285,025
10 Battlefield 3 PS3 9 15,693 229,754
11 Mass Effect 3 X360 28 5,453 204,342
12 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 10 9,975 189,998
13 Batman: Arkham City X360 8 9,440 189,506
14 Batman: Arkham City PS3 8 9,916 169,773
15 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary X360 12 17,860 166,524
16 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii 13 5,329 162,931
17 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 N/A 1,840 136,609
18 FIFA Soccer 12 PS3 5 10,786 132,706
19 Rage X360 6 8,659 127,814
20 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 11 7,619 124,835

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38 Comments

Marks (on 31 August 2011)

Go Skyrim!


binary solo (on 31 August 2011)

Only giving top 20 pre-orders is ultra-Scrooge territory. Least you could do is top 30. Looks possible that on PS3 Black Ops might be the peak for the CoD franchise. Interesting that it could be the 2nd best CoD studio which has the best selling CoD game. MW3 on 360 doesn't look like it's likely to expand the franchise as much as MW2 and Black Ops did. Though I suppose in % expansion CoD4 MW was the biggest. Uncharted 3 looks like it's on course for the best launch of the franchise.


nomorehalo (on 30 August 2011)

Request: Dead Island


ARTHURIUSS (on 30 August 2011)

Mass Effect 3 PS3 Numbers please


jamesmarkus87 (on 29 August 2011)

Request: Team ICO Collection


jkudlacz (on 29 August 2011)

I know, I have been playing R3 Multiplayer, and I must say it is actually awesome, I am having so much fun with different options, and as you rank up it gets even better. Insomniac needs to keep working on bugs and such, but so far game look AWESOME. I am actually going to pick it up.


MARCUSDJACKSON (on 29 August 2011)

love hearing that or reading it. R3 is mine.


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JackyGoal (on 01 September 2011)

Request: Team ICO Collection


Slimebeast (on 01 September 2011)

I dont like that these comments are ordered by rating instead of kronoligically. Anyways, I am sad that this articel doesnt contain links to old pre-orders charts. Plus I wanna know, how many 1st weeks sales do tipically a preorder number translate into?


Slimebeast (on 01 September 2011)

I dont like that these comments are ordered by rating instead of kronoligically. Anyways, I am sad that this articel doesnt contain links to old pre-orders charts. Plus I wanna know, how many 1st weeks sales do tipically a preorder number translate into?


Maverick_Edge (on 31 August 2011)

FFXIII-2 please!


Tridrakious (on 30 August 2011)

Uncharted 3 needs to start picking up. I want to see a comparison between Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. A running one from next week til launch.


sasukeuchiha25 (on 30 August 2011)

Request Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten


jugon21 (on 30 August 2011)

Battlefield 3(PS3)>Modern Warfare 3(PS3) this week :D


AnthonyW86 (on 30 August 2011)

Wow Uncharted 3 is doing incredible. It's already got more pre-orders with 10 weeks to go than Uncharted 2 had at launch! And Uncharted 2 didn't even make the top 20 until 6 weeks before it's launch and it entered with only 40k then.


DaColdFlash (on 29 August 2011)

Poor R3. I'm guarding you with my money.


reviniente (on 02 September 2011)

Request: Otomedius Excellent.


Tridrakious (on 31 August 2011)

Uncharted 3 needs to start picking up. I want to see a comparison between Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. A running one from next week til launch.


ryuzaki57 (on 30 August 2011)

Atelier Totori preorder figures please!


Marks (on 31 August 2011)

About 50


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Tridrakious (on 30 August 2011)

Uncharted 3 needs to start picking up. I want to see a comparison between Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. A running one from next week til launch.


Mordred11 (on 30 August 2011)

''the top 12 has 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from 10 last week'' That's wrong.UC3 is #12 and has below 200.000. 190k to be exact.


Tridrakious (on 30 August 2011)

Uncharted 3 needs to start picking up. I want to see a comparison between Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3. A running one from next week til launch.


Mordred11 (on 30 August 2011)

UC3 has already passed UC2,and it has 10 more weeks until launch.


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Bl00dSaint (on 30 August 2011)

Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 PC please :D


Etanclan4life (on 30 August 2011)

I havent seen any gears 3 advertising on tv in the past month how do they expect to get pre orders?


pezus (on 29 August 2011)

Dark Souls plx Also, where the heck is AC: Revelations (PS3)? I guess I want the numbers for that too


paulrage2 (on 29 August 2011)

Waiting for RESISTANCE 3!


Michael-5 (on 31 August 2011)

Request: Forza 4 (I think it might just make the top 20 next week on its own though)


Justp94 (on 30 August 2011)

Resistance 3, Saints Row The Third, Uncharted 3, RAGE, SKYRIM.


MsClasher (on 30 August 2011)

Sonic Generations :)


Michael-5 (on 29 August 2011)

Well I expected Halo to beat Gears 3, but still great numbers. As for Modern Warfare, it looks like Black Ops may top it :-O!


yum123 (on 29 August 2011)

final fantasy 13-2


chris212223 (on 29 August 2011)

Saints Row 3!!...please?


VGKing (on 29 August 2011)

It's really sad that Resistance 3 couldn't even get in the Top 20. It's not the best PS3 game but it deserved a position in the Top 20 :(


Zoniako (on 30 August 2011)

Request: Saint Row the Third


Gamer_of_the_Year (on 30 August 2011)

NBA 2K12


ghik16 (on 30 August 2011)

Request: Metal Gear Solid 3D for the 3DS


MARCUSDJACKSON (on 29 August 2011)

R3 will be the best shooter releasing this yr above all others.


VGKing (on 29 August 2011)

I would love to know the pre-order number for Dark Souls(PS3 and 360)


hammad280 (on 29 August 2011)

Super Mario 3D Land preorder please!