USA Preorders Chart, 11 February 2012 - Twisted Metal, UFC, SSX

by Brett Walton, posted on 13 February 2012 / 10,448 Views

Overview

There are three games in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch, Twisted Metal (PS3), UFC Undisputed 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and SSX also for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The top five games include Mass Effect 3 (X360), Diablo III (PC), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360), Kinect Star Wars (X360), and Twisted Metal (PS3).

The top four games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top 12 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 13 last week. Two games add 20,000 or more, the same as last week and six add 10,000 or more, up from six last week.

Games in final week before launch

Twisted Metal (PS3) is this week’s top game in its final week before launch. The game reached number five on the charts ad it added 28,000 pre-orders, up from 13,000 last week, for a grand total of 183,000. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 250,000 to 300,000 unit range.

UFC Undisputed 3 (X360) is at number nine, as it added 19,000 pre-orders, up from 9,000 last week, for a final total of 131,000. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 175,000 to 225,000 unit range. The PlayStation 3 version is at number 11, as it added 17,000 pre-orders, up from 9,000 last week, for a total of 115,000. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 150,000 to 200,000 unit range.

SSX (PS3) is at number 18, as it added 8,000 pre-orders, up from 5,000 last week, for a grand total of 77,000. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 100,000 to 125,000 unit range. The Xbox 360 version is at number 23, as it added 9,000 pre-orders, up from 5,000 last week, for a final total of 70,000. Expect first week sales in the USA to be in the 100,000 to 125,000 unit range.

Other Hot Games

Mass Effect 2 pre-orders vs Mass Effect 3 pre-orders

Mass Effect 3 (X360) is at the top of the USA pre-order charts, as it adds 66,000 pre-orders, up from 46,000 last week, for a total of 654,000. While a million pre-orders is looking unlikely now, it should double the number of pre-orders as its predecessor, Mass Effect 2 (X360). The game is four weeks away from launch, March 6, 2012 in the USA.

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Pre-orders

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360) is up one spot to number eight, as it adds 7,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of a 132,000. The PlayStation 3 version is at number ten, as it adds 9,000 pre-orders, up from 7,000 last week, for a total of 126,000. The game is six weeks away from launch, March 20 in the USA.

Xenoblade Chronicles Pre-orders

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) is up one spot to number 12, as it adds 3,000 pre-orders, up from 2,000 last week, for a total of 109,000. The game is eight weeks away from launch, April 2, 2012 in the USA.

Also in the top 10: Diablo III (PC) is at number two, as it adds 17,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 403,000. The game has no release date yet.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (X360) is up one spot to number three, as it adds 4,000 pre-orders, up from 3,000 last week, for a total of 211,000. The game has been pushed back to May 22 in the USA.

Kinect Star Wars (X360) is up down one spot to number four, as it adds 2,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 211,000. The game has no release date yet.

Halo 4 (X360) is at number six, as it adds 2,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 182,000. The game has no release date yet.

Mass Effect 3 (PS3) is up one spot to number seven, as it adds 11,000 pre-orders, up from 8,000 last week, for a total of 157,000. The game is four weeks away from launch, March 6, 2012 in the USA.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3) adds 4,000 pre-orders for a total of 86,000. Street Fighter X Tekken (X360) adds 3,000 pre-orders for a total of 52,000. Tales of Graces f (PS3) adds 4,000 pre-orders for a total of 55,000.

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 Mass Effect 3 X360 4 65,745 654,132
2 Diablo III PC N/A 16,752 402,569
3 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 4 4,113 211,359
4 Kinect Star Wars X360 N/A 1,963 211,100
5 Twisted Metal PS3 1 28,477 183,691
6 Halo 4 X360 N/A 2,236 181,940
7 Mass Effect 3 PS3 4 10,963 156,534
8 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City X360 6 6,530 131,716
9 UFC Undisputed 3 X360 1 18,843 130,777
10 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 6 9,296 126,050
11 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3 1 16,680 115,014
12 Xenoblade Chronicles Wii 8 2,859 109,426
13 Luigi's Mansion 2 3DS N/A 1,994 98,766
14 BioShock Infinite X360 N/A 1,399 93,926
15 Street Fighter X Tekken PS3 4 4,331 85,808
16 Max Payne 3 X360 14 2,280 82,654
17 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 4 1,115 78,631
18 SSX PS3 1 7,935 77,408
19 Mario Party 9 Wii 5 1,420 77,060
20 Mass Effect 3 PC 4 1,361 76,734
21 Max Payne 3 PS3 14 1,790 72,688
22 Paper Mario 3DS N/A 704 70,837
23 SSX X360 1 8,864 70,140
24 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 301 68,326
25 Rugby World Cup 2011 X360 N/A 746 67,272
26 Borderlands 2 X360 N/A 2,995 61,534
27 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 704 61,460
28 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3 N/A 935 61,139
29 Tales of Graces f PS3 5 3,636 54,510
30 Street Fighter X Tekken X360 4 3,011 52,284

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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24 Comments

Barozi (on 15 February 2012)

Already know quite a few games that are probably overestimated. Mass Effect 3 on 360 Xenoblade Twisted Metal Thank me later lol


Michael-5 (on 16 February 2012)

I hope not XenoBlade, that game deserves sales. How NA is its biggest region


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ghettoglamour (on 16 February 2012)

These estimations are barely useless. If you ignore the numbers I think it's enough accurate to compare the games by rank.


Ghutto (on 14 February 2012)

Go go go Xenoblade!!!!


ryuzaki57 (on 14 February 2012)

Xenoblade is slowing, we can't have that! I hope Americans make it a real success, we need more games like Xenoblade. Tales of Graces F :)


Mordred11 (on 14 February 2012)

Will ME3 really be that huge ?


Michael-5 (on 14 February 2012)

Yes, GOTY...Game of the Gen maybe if EA doesn't F around too much and charge for every little thing.


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Millenium (on 15 February 2012)

Yes, it can!


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Ail (on 13 February 2012)

Twisted Metal is one example of the too many titles Sony is trying to release. It's going to struggle to reach 1 million units, won't be a commercial hit and is coming at a period where there isn't really a lack of software releases...


Shinobi-san (on 14 February 2012)

I dont think thats the issue with twisted metal....sony hasnt released much games this year as far as i know. The problem is this is a niche title and the genre itself is not doing great this gen. That being said i dont think sony has high expectations for sales...bearing in mind this was initially going to be a psn game only.


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Shinobi-san (on 14 February 2012)

Word of mouth will also come in to play for this title imo. If the game receives good critical acclaim and a good following from gamers, then sales could very well go pass 1 mil. Similar scenario with Heavy rain. However heavy rain was quite an innovative game, a first of its kind if you will, something twisted metal doesnt have going for it. I stil think it can do it though :)


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Rafux (on 15 February 2012)

Almost 200K pre-orders for a combat racing game seems pretty solid to me, I expect similar sales to Infamous and Heavy Rain.


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NintendoPie (on 13 February 2012)

I'm hoping MP 9 can pick up on its Pre Orders soon, or at least have good legs. I'm also starting to think that the long US wait for Xenoblade was a marketing stunt to rack up sales and demand...


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chris100185 (on 14 February 2012)

For a JRPG that isn't named final fantasy, on a console that isn't really known for successful core games, and is being sold exclusively at one retailer, Xenoblade's numbers are fantastic. Also I would assume that number doesn't include the people pre-ordering through Nintendo. It may not be a million seller. But I can't see NoA being unhappy with these numbers.


fredeur (on 14 February 2012)

"There are three games in the top 30 to be in its final week before launch, Twisted Metal (PS3), UFC Undisputed 3 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and SSX also for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. " SSX ? Its release date is 02/28/12 in the US, not this week.


Michael-5 (on 14 February 2012)

I'm always shocked to see XenoBlade numbers so low. Yes it's looking to do best in Americas, but how does a AAA 9+ JRPG like this from the makers of XenoGears only have 100k pre-orders? It deserves more, Nintendo or Gamestop should market it.


reviniente (on 13 February 2012)

No Asura's Wrath nor Binary Domain. Hmmm...


Zim (on 13 February 2012)

Kinda shocked that Uncharted:GA isn't there. I know it's a launch title but I would have thought it would have at least come in at the bottom of the list. Also surprised at RE:OC. Very high pre-orders for a spin-off title taking a series in a new direction being made by a studio with a not very strong track record.


Salnax (on 13 February 2012)

To be fair, there was basically no 3DS presence around its launch either. And Resident Evil is a popular series nowadays.


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Zim (on 13 February 2012)

RE has always been a popular series but still given the lukewarm reception this spin off has been getting and the different direction I'm very surprised. There has been a lot of hate following the title. Personally I'm hyped purely because having A.I that attacks anyone in mutliplayer is awesome. Was the best thing about Turok's multiplayer.


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Mad55 (on 13 February 2012)

YES tales of graces!!!!!!!!


Panama (on 15 February 2012)

Oh dear, I really don't want SSX to flop.


menx64 (on 14 February 2012)

No rythnm heaven? sad.... Happy to see xenolade above 100k LT & those 3ds games already... Now we just need TLS & PT


z101 (on 14 February 2012)

Go Xenoblade! One of the best JRPG of all time, and the best JRPG of the current console generation.


Millenium (on 13 February 2012)

Bastards messed up my ME3 comparison chart! :P


trunkswd (on 13 February 2012)

New data came in and showed we had it a little over tracked. I had to update my numbers as well.


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Millenium (on 13 February 2012)

I'll do it Wednesday, fortunately I only have to shift through ~20 weeks. :P

Love how people feel it necesarry to thumb this down though, someone must be butthurt.


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Millenium (on 13 February 2012)

Well fixed the numbers, glad I didn't have to redo all the weeks like someone on this site did. :P


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gregmetz (on 13 February 2012)

I don't understand how the preorder numbers for ME3 and D3 are lower than last week, when it shows them both as increasing. last week's article: http://www.vgchartz.com/article/88797/usa-preorders-chart-4-february-2012-kingdoms-of-amalur/


Millenium (on 15 February 2012)

New data came in, ME3 (and apperantly D3) were overtracked a bit.


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chris100185 (on 14 February 2012)

For a JRPG that isn't named final fantasy, on a console that isn't really known for successful core games, and is being sold exclusively at one retailer, Xenoblade's numbers are fantastic. Also I would assume that number doesn't include the people pre-ordering through Nintendo. It may not be a million seller. But I can't see NoA being unhappy with these numbers.


chris100185 (on 14 February 2012)

For a JRPG that isn't named final fantasy, on a console that isn't really known for successful core games, and is being sold exclusively at one retailer, Xenoblade's numbers are fantastic. Also I would assume that number doesn't include the people pre-ordering through Nintendo. It may not be a million seller. But I can't see NoA being unhappy with these numbers.


binary solo (on 14 February 2012)

@Ail O_o 183K pre-orders, the first Twisted Metal game for PS3, this is only the USA. I would think 1 million sales is all but guaranteed, as long as reviews are good TM will do fine. Having said that the likely fanbase for Twisted Metal is probably around 1.5 million (based on TM franchise sales history). So 2 million sales is not all that likely.


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Marco (on 14 February 2012)

buy a PS3.^the new OP game is coming


VGKing (on 13 February 2012)

Twisted Metal :(