Americas Preorders Chart, 1 October 2011 - Rage & Dark Souls - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 October 2011 / 9,166 Views

Overview

There are two games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, Rage (X360) and Dark Souls (PS3). The top five games include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360), Battlefield 3 (X360), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3), and Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC). The top five games have 500,000 or more pre-orders, up from three last week, and the top 15 has 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from 14 last week. Five games add 50,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and 13 add 20,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in final week before launch

Rage (X360) reached number 14 in its final week before launch. The game added 30,000 pre-orders for a grand total of 205,000. Expect first week sales in the Americas to be in the 275,000 to 350,000 unit range. The PlayStation 3 version is outside the top 20 as its adds 10,000 pre-orders for a final total of 110,000. Expect first week sales in the Americas to be in the 125,000 to 175,000 unit range.

Dark Souls (PS3) adds 24,000 pre-orders in its final week. It reached a total of 156,000. Expect first week sales in the Americas to be in the 200,000 to 250,000 unit range. The Xbox 360 version is outside the top 20 as it adds 13,000 pre-orders for a total of 79,000. Expect first week sales in the Americas to be in the 100,000 to 125,000 unit range.

Other Hot Games

Battlefield 3 Pre-orders

Battlefield 3 (X360) is at number two as it adds 82,000 pre-orders, up from 71,000 last week, for a total of 826,000. The PlayStation 3 version is down one spot to number 10 as it adds 32,000 pre-orders, up from 21,000 last week, for a total of 335,000. The game is four weeks away from launch, October 25 in the Americas and October 28 in EMEAA.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs Call of Duty: Black Ops Pre-orders

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) is at the top as it adds 126,000 pre-orders, up from 120,000 pre-orders the previous week. The game currently has 1.42 million pre-orders and is six weeks away from launch, November 8 in both the Americas and EMEAA. The game is currently three weeks ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360) the game with the biggest opening in gaming history for any single platform.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs Call of Duty: Black Ops Pre-orders

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is up one spot to number four as it adds 47,000 pre-orders up from 36,000 last week. The game is currently at 533,000 pre-orders and will launch in six weeks, November 8 in both the Americas and EMEAA. It is currently just 8,000 pre-orders ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3), the game with the biggest opening for the PlayStation 3.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Pre-orders

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) is at number seven, as it adds 21,000 pre-orders, down from 30,000 last week, for a total of 368,000. The game is eight weeks away from launch, November 18 in EMEAA and November 20 in the Americas.

Also in the top 10: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360) is at number three as it adds 46,000 pre-orders, down from 51,000 last week, for a total of 580,000. The game is six weeks away from launch, November 11 in both the Americas and EMEAA.

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) is down one spot to number five as it adds 43,000 pre-orders, up from 27,000 last week, for a total of 533,000. The game is 12 weeks away from launch, December 20 in the Americas and December 22 in EMEAA.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360) is at number six, as it adds 18,000 pre-orders, down from 16,000 last week, for a total of 369,000. The game is seven weeks away from launch, November 15 in the Americas and EMEAA.

Batman: Arkham City (X360) is at number eight as it adds 53,000 pre-orders, down from 57,000 last week, for a total of 365,000. The game is three weeks away from launch, October 18 in the Americas and October 21 in EMEAA.

Batman: Arkham City (PS3) is up one spot to number nine as it adds 52,000 pre-orders, down from 54,000 last week, for a total of 347,000. The game is three weeks away from launch, October 18 in the Americas and October 21 in EMEAA.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) adds 54,000 pre-orders for a total of 313,000. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3) adds 18,000 pre-orders for a total of 266,000. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3) adds 23,000 pre-orders for a total of 203,000.

Requests from last week’s article for games that are not in the top 20: Mass Effect 3 (PS3) adds 3,000 pre-orders for a total of 54,000 and the PC version adds 2,000 pre-orders for a total of 18,000. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) adds 3,000 pre-orders for a total of 45,000. Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (PS3) adds 3,000 pre-orders for a total of 19,000.

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 to Launch Weekly Change Total
1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 X360 6 126,211 1,421,704
2 Battlefield 3 X360 4 82,358 825,585
3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 6 45,569 579,891
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 6 46,594 533,095
5 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 12 42,962 532,773
6 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 7 17,839 368,509
7 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii 8 20,938 368,176
8 Batman: Arkham City X360 3 52,658 365,093
9 Batman: Arkham City PS3 3 52,496 346,610
10 Battlefield 3 PS3 4 31,778 334,809
11 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary X360 7 53,530 312,949
12 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 5 17,658 266,316
13 Mass Effect 3 X360 23 8,504 246,981
14 Rage X360 1 29,545 205,473
15 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 6 22,734 202,951
16 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 7 11,758 171,314
17 Forza Motorsport 4 X360 2 12,765 163,352
18 Dark Souls PS3 1 24,489 155,687
19 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 N/A 3,006 151,823
20 Diablo III PC N/A 5,161 128,772

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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54 Comments

GTR3 (on 10 October 2011)

Skyrim PC


GTR3 (on 10 October 2011)

Skyrim PC


yahoocom1984 (on 07 October 2011)

Skyrim PC


Wonktonodi (on 04 October 2011)

could we have a graph to compare uncharted 3 to uncharted 2?


italo244 (on 03 October 2011)

There are any PS Vita game havin preorders?


Kizmi (on 04 October 2011)

This holiday season, they publishers are gonna sell lots of games if preorders indicates sales o_O


Infinity (on 05 October 2011)

Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest


I like Bacon (on 03 October 2011)

Mario Kart 7 please. =3


morenoingrato (on 03 October 2011)

Can we have Mario Kart 7 numbers please?


Haze (on 10 October 2011)

Lord Of The Rings: War in the North


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Infinity (on 07 October 2011)

Sonic Generations (PS3)


Higg1134 (on 05 October 2011)

@pezus 360 doesn't have as many good exclusives, so, owners of that system will definitely get games like MW3 due to there lack of options. PS3 owners have lots of exclusives to choose from, and don't necessarily need to get every COD game that comes out. It's a good thing and it's a good time to be a PS3 gamer.


MARCUSDJACKSON (on 05 October 2011)

looks like we'll see 2 new gmes in the top 20 next wk. dame i was going to pick a game from one of the VGC poster's, but it seems many have been down voted which sucks, and makes it harder for me to choose so i'll go with italo244 and ask for Vita game preorders and if it gets out voted plz make an exception.


Infinity (on 04 October 2011)

Cursed Crusade (PS3)


DrZoidberg (on 04 October 2011)

Could we get Super Mario 3D Land numbers please?


tingyu (on 04 October 2011)

What happens to Uncharted 3? Sony should not have release the game so near to Call of Duty.


Michael-5 (on 05 October 2011)

It's a slightly different genre in that it's not a pure blooded shooter. Sony was hoping that it would appeal to a different market?

MS is sillier, Halo: CEA is coming out a week after CoD, but it's likely because they wanted to release the game exactly 10 years after the original.


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ryuzaki57 (on 04 October 2011)

request Battlefield 3 PC preorders please


yahoocom1984 (on 04 October 2011)

Skyrim PC version please


yo_john117 (on 03 October 2011)

Go Halo: CEA!


baez1301 (on 03 October 2011)

Add the portable pre-orders plz


pezus (on 03 October 2011)

How is this BF3 and MW3 360/PS3 difference possible? It's also sad to see U3 only adding 18k when most of the other games releasing at a similar time are getting 30-130k. WTF is wrong?


Blood_Tears (on 03 October 2011)

I agree, especially when UC2 sold more then a million more units then Batman AA(PS3) in Americas and the new Batman is smoking UC3 in pre-orders. (PS3)


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jkudlacz (on 03 October 2011)

Maybe the data is wrong, it is really strange. Pre-orders in the rest of the world must be ahead. I think we will see a nice boost over next few weeks because of Subway promotion.


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Higg1134 (on 05 October 2011)

360 doesn't have as many good exclusives, so, owners of that system will definitely get games like MW3 due to there lack of options. PS3 owners have lots of exclusives to choose from, and don't necessarily need to get every COD game that comes out. It's a good thing and it's a good time to be a PS3 gamer.


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Higg1134 (on 05 October 2011)

PS - PS3 gamers are also to busy playing games to be worried about games that aren't out yet.


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UnknownFact (on 06 October 2011)

There are much more X360s than PS3s in the US so that's why. Not really hard to understand why the difference in preorders.


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Michael-5 (on 03 October 2011)

Silly Request, but Kinect Sports S2 and Dance Central 2. Got an idea of every other big game.


I LOVE GIGGS (on 03 October 2011)

Why do people hate these two games?


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pezus (on 03 October 2011)

Kinect...


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spartan117 (on 03 October 2011)

skyrim (360) vs. MW3 (PS3): looks like a funny race Lord of the Rings: War in the North PLEASE


jamesmarkus87 (on 03 October 2011)

I wonder how many more weeks it'll take for Halo 4 to crack the top 20.


Kizmi (on 04 October 2011)

After holiday season i think. Maybe before end of 2011


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I LOVE GIGGS (on 09 October 2011)

Kinect Sports: Season 2 please!


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Infinity (on 08 October 2011)

MotionSports: Adrenaline (PS3)


MANUELF (on 07 October 2011)

What about Super Mario 3D Land?


Capell (on 06 October 2011)

Request: FFXIII-2. Yes, I know that many here want to see the preorder bonus effect.


UnknownFact (on 06 October 2011)

Interesting to see that MW3 preorders for PS3 have slowed down. Is it possible that it's because of the likes of KZ3 and Resistance 3?


morenoingrato (on 05 October 2011)

Also, Luigi's Mansion 2 would be nice :-)


Zoniako (on 05 October 2011)

Saints Row 3 please


yahoocom1984 (on 04 October 2011)

Skyrim PC version Plz By the way, who thumbed down my previous posts?


Mordred11 (on 03 October 2011)

great numbers for dark souls!!


Mad55 (on 03 October 2011)

Nice for dark souls from software and namco should be pleased. ace combat numbas?


yahoocom1984 (on 04 October 2011)

Skyrim is huge as hell


reviniente (on 04 October 2011)

I'm so glad RAGE [X360]broke 200k, over 300k combined not counting PC. Very happy for Dark Souls, too. The X360 multiplayer will be a smaller but very vicious community. Oh, how fun!


yahoocom1984 (on 04 October 2011)

Skyrim PC and Battlefield PC


ljlrj (on 03 October 2011)

Cancel preorder for bf3 for METAL GEAR SOLID COLLECTION LIMITED EDITION


yum123 (on 03 October 2011)

lotr war in the north


Mordred11 (on 03 October 2011)

0__o @ MW3 numbers.It will hit 2M preorders.


Comments below voting threshold

Haze (on 05 October 2011)

Lord Of The Rings: War in the North


foodfather (on 04 October 2011)

Halo Jumped up quick. Will end will over a million.


Bl00dSaint (on 04 October 2011)

MW 3 & BF 3 PC please!


hudsoniscool (on 03 October 2011)

aliens colonial marines


feng5430225 (on 04 October 2011)

The Sims 3: Pets plz


Infinity (on 03 October 2011)

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (PS3)


GuiltySpartan77 (on 03 October 2011)

good MW3 numbers


xinstantnoodlez (on 03 October 2011)

Only 54,000 total pre orders for the PS3 version of Mass Effect 3...that's pathetic


ShadowMagist (on 03 October 2011)

Uncharted is coming along nicely. Ratchet and Clank: All For One numbers please?


spurgeonryan (on 03 October 2011)

Is RAGE only coming out for 360? AFter the recent reviews on the new Batman I have a feeling the pre-orders will be going up a lot soon for that game!


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_mevildan (on 03 October 2011)

The article says 110k pre-orders on PS3. It's coming out on PC too. No PC pre-order numbers it seems, but I expect lots people to have pre-ordered on Steam.


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trunkswd (on 03 October 2011)

_mevildan is correct. VGChartz tracks retail pre-orders in the Americas, so online pre-orders / sales aren't counted.


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