USA Preorders Chart, 10 December 2011 - Old Republic Nears 1 Million

by William D'Angelo, posted on 12 December 2011 / 12,507 Views

Overview

There are no games this week in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch.

The top five games include Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC), Mass Effect 3 (X360), Diablo III (PC), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360), and Kinect Star Wars (X360).

The top three games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, down from four last week, and the top seven has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from eight last week. Two games adds 20,000 or more, up from one last week and four add 10,000 or more, up from three last week.

Games in final week before launch

There are no games this week in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch.

Other Hot Games

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) is at the top spot, as it adds 23,000 pre-orders, up from 16,000 last week, for a total of 939,000. The game is two weeks away from launch, December 20 in the USA.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3) is up two spots to number six, as it adds 14,000 pre-orders, up from 8,000 last week, for a total of 142,000. It is currently three weeks ahead of Final Fantasy XIII (PS3). The game is 8 weeks away from launch, January 31, 2012 in the USA.

Mass Effect 3 (X360) is up one spot number two, as it adds 17,000 pre-orders, up from 8,000 last week, for a total of 330,000. The game is 13 weeks away from launch, March 6, 2012 in the USA.

Also in the top 10: Diablo III (PC) is up one spot to number three, as it adds 22,000 pre-orders, up from 11,000 last week, for a total of 275,000. The game has no release date yet.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) is up one spot number four, as it adds 4,000 pre-orders, up from 2,000 last week, for a total of 173,000. The game is 13 weeks away from launch, March 6, 2012 in the USA.

Kinect Star Wars (X360) is up one spot number five, as it adds 8,000 pre-orders, up from 6,000 last week, for a total of 170,000. The game has no release date yet.

Halo 4 (X360) is at number seven, as it adds 8,000 pre-orders, up from 5,000 last week, for a total of 142,000. The game has no release date yet.

Twisted Metal (PS3) is up one spot to number eight, as it adds 4,000 pre-orders, up from 2,000 last week, for a total of 88,000. The game is 10 weeks away from launch, February 14, 2012 in the USA.

Mass Effect 3 (PS3) is up one spot to number nine, as it adds 5,000 pre-orders, down from 9,000 last week, for a total of 88,000. The game is 13 weeks away from launch, March 6, 2012 in the USA.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) is up two spots to number 10, as it adds 4,000 pre-orders, up from 3,000 last week, for a total of 78,000. The game is 15 weeks away from launch, March 20, 2012 in the USA.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS) adds 7,000 pre-orders for a total of 75,000. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3) adds 5,000 pre-orders for a total of 75,000. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (X360) adds 7,000 pre-orders for a total of 47,000.

Requests have been put on hold for now because the VGC Pro data is still being worked on.

The Top 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Name Platform Weeks
Change Total
1 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 2 22,868 939,358
2 Mass Effect 3 X360 13 16,665 346,938
3 Diablo III PC N/A 21,710 275,271
4 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 13 4,323 173,285
5 Kinect Star Wars X360 N/A 8,043 170,156
6 Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3 8 14,464 142,034
7 Halo 4 X360 N/A 8,359 141,999
8 Twisted Metal PS3 10 3,502 87,589
9 Mass Effect 3 PS3 13 5,040 87,580
10 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City X360 15 4,331 77,592
11 BioShock Infinite X360 N/A 2,834 76,296
12 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 7,085 74,931
13 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 15 4,943 74,680
14 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning X360 9 4,343 65,704
15 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 13 1,796 65,433
16 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 1,337 61,040
17 Mario Party 9 Wii N/A 4,487 60,074
18 Max Payne 3 X360 N/A 3,405 56,872
19 Paper Mario 3DS N/A 3,392 56,012
20 Mass Effect 3 PC 13 5,187 54,248
21 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PS3 9 2,746 52,613
22 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3 N/A 1,453 50,864
23 UFC Undisputed 3 X360 10 3,314 50,750
24 SoulCalibur V PS3 8 4,282 50,214
25 Max Payne 3 PS3 N/A 4,256 49,689
26 Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS 9 2,386 47,205
27 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 3,139 46,729
28 Final Fantasy XIII-2 X360 8 6,673 46,722
29 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3 10 3,953 46,419
30 Rugby World Cup 2011 X360 N/A 4,611 46,176

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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22 Comments

Infinity (on 12 December 2011)

Why did they reduce the preorders list from 50 to 30? We want to see all 50!


NintendoPie (on 12 December 2011)

Meh, this week in Pre-Order charts is kind of boring since all the games aren't really competing, they have awhile before release. Still! Nice to see FFXIII-2 sales climbing. =D


pezus (on 12 December 2011)

The Old Republic will be huge if these numbers are anything to go by. The PC market is very small comparatively in the USA, so it reaching 1m in preorders over there is pretty incredible and bodes well for the world-wide release.


Hephaestos (on 13 December 2011)

France and Germany are the only other big markets for MMOs, well UK too but they have all the nationalities on their servers (lots of nordic people).
US still accounts for 60% of the total number of servers (forgot where the link is, but in a few hours, the official server list should be populated with the EU servers too http://www.swtor.com/server-status .... unless BW pulls an other of their last minute announcements "oh, the 13th start date was US only, sorry, we forgot to mention it".... you recieve an email on the day you get into the early acess... not before...)


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Millenium (on 12 December 2011)

The Old Republic is amazing for a pc game in the USA! Mass Effect 3 also makes me happy.


Michael-5 (on 12 December 2011)

Whoah FFXIII-2 has more pre-orders then FFXIII in Americas? Crazy


Mordred11 (on 13 December 2011)

hopefully they are accurate.


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Boutros (on 12 December 2011)

There were no pre-order incentive for FFXIII. There are for FFXIII-2 which might explain the stronger pre-orders.


Galvanizer (on 13 December 2011)

You nailed it bro.


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The_Botman (on 12 December 2011)

FFXIII-2 will sell more than XIII in the U.S.????? I hope so.


ljlrj (on 12 December 2011)

Xenoblade preorders please


Tridrakious (on 12 December 2011)

I second this request.


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binary solo (on 13 December 2011)

Typical back to 30. C$ck teasers giving us 50 for a couple of months then taking it away again! WTF is Rugby World Cup doing in the USA pre-orders charts? Only 30 people in the country know what Rugby is, and that's the national squad. :-D Interesting to see FFXIII-2 getting decent pre-orders on PS3. The masses must have liked XIII a wee bit, either that or word is getting around that XIII-2 is a lot better. Will be very happy when I see ME3 (PS3) break 100K pre-orders. My most hyped game now that the best of the 2011 games have launched.


mitlar37 (on 12 December 2011)

As I said in a earlier post, SWTOR has a lot of digital preorders through EA's Origin service so players can get early access. There was a snafu with Walmart preorders where a lot of people said they got an email from walmart saying they were out of early access codes (they since have corrected it) and pissed a lot of people off. Myself and a lot of others I talked to on the forums said they went with the Origins service to make sure of their early access.


dsage01 (on 12 December 2011)

I really hope twisted metal sales will pick up. And possibly have more hype as well. FF13-2 sales look great. Halo 4 and Mass Effect 3 will sell like hotcakes for sure.


Mordred11 (on 12 December 2011)

SW:TOR is surprising.


ryuzaki57 (on 12 December 2011)

Thanks for the FFXIII vs FFXIII-2 chart!! I hope FFXIII-2 keeps up the pace and outsells the 1st one, it would be a great step to prove the haters wrong.


yahoocomReborn (on 12 December 2011)

FFXIII-2 will sell way less than FFXIII


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jamesmarkus87 (on 12 December 2011)

I hope Mass Effect 3 (X360) will end up reaching 600,000 pre-orders..


Kizmi (on 12 December 2011)

It really might!


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mitlar37 (on 13 December 2011)

Also the SWTOR Collector's edition is sold out everywhere online - including Origins store. The only place to get it is Amazon for $350 from individuals.


Tridrakious (on 12 December 2011)

Do we have any Vita data yet? I see none are in the top 30 or even close. But do we have anything to look at?


Xoulas (on 19 December 2011)

Star Wars the old Republic is an amazing game . Every gamer must play it !


JaxxRaxor (on 13 December 2011)

I think The Old Republic has the potential to crowd out all of the non-WoW, premimum subscription based MMOs after it launches. More and more MMOs are going from subscription to free to play, and Old Republic can help fill in the void and not allow World of Warcraft to be completely unchallenged.


Galvanizer (on 13 December 2011)

The only reason FFXIII-2 has more pre-orders is because there is a Limited Edition version in the USA that comes with DLC that will be impossible to get on PSN and Xbox Live after launch. The DLC is exclusively for the Limited Edition edition of the game. The original FFXIII had no Limited Edition with exclusive DLC so nobody saw the desperate need to pre-order and make sure they get the Limited Edition version. FFXIII-2 will sell well Day 1 due to pre-orders but will most likely drop like a rock the following weeks. People still have a strong point when they say FFXIII-2 will sell less than FFXIII. It's indeed very possible. Having said that, it's fucking amazing to see Mass Effect 3 doing so well in pre-orders when it doesn't even have a Limited Edition version with DLC. The IP has really grown thanks to the critical acclaim of Mass Effect 2.


yahoocomReborn (on 12 December 2011)

Star Wars: The Old Republic>FFXIII-2


VGKing (on 15 December 2011)

Hmm I see Halo 4 is already at #7 when its coming out like November 2012. All they did was show a teaser for the game..... Grand Theft Auto V has a full trailer and not even in Top 30....


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Rob-Ot (on 12 December 2011)

FFXIII-2 pre-orders have to be wrong.