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Americas Preorders Chart, 15 October 2011 - Batman: Arkham City - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 October 2011 / 8,820 Views

Overview

There is one game in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, Batman: Arkham City for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 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 six games have 500,000 or more pre-orders, up from one last week, and the top 15 has 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from 14 last week. Seven games add 50,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week and 13 add 20,000 or more, up from 12 last week.

Games in final week before launch

Batman: Arkham City (X360) is at number six in its final week. The game added 96,000 pre-orders, up from 69,000 last week, for a grand total of 530,000. Expect first week sales in the Americas to be in the 700,000 to 900,000 unit range.

Batman: Arkham City (PS3) is at number seven in its final week. The game added 70,000 pre-orders, up from 55,000 last week, for a total of 471,000. Expect first week sales in the Americas to be in the 700,000 to 900,000 unit range.

Other Hot Games

Battlefield 3 Pre-orders

Battlefield 3 (X360) is at number two as it adds 133,000 pre-orders, up from 114,000 last week, for a total of 1.07 million. The PlayStation 3 version is up two spots to number eight as it adds 64,000 pre-orders, up from 50,000 last week, for a total of 449,000. The game is two 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 162,000 pre-orders, up from 136,000 pre-orders the previous week. The game currently has 1.72 million pre-orders and is four weeks away from launch, November 8 in both the Americas and EMEAA. The game will probably pass Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360) total pre-orders next week and is well on the way to reaching the two million pre-orders.

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

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3) is at number four as it adds 67,000 pre-orders down from 72,000 last week. The game is currently at 673,000 pre-orders and will launch in four weeks, November 8 in both the Americas and EMEAA. The gap between it and Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3), the game with the biggest opening for the PlayStation 3, has grown this week from 30,000 to 56,000.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Pre-orders

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) is down one spot to number nine, as it adds 23,000 pre-orders, the same as last week, for a total of 414,000. The game is six 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 61,000 pre-orders, up from 58, 000 last week, for a total of 699,000. The game is four weeks away from launch, November 11 in both the Americas and EMEAA.

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) is at number five as it adds 35,000 pre-orders, down from 63,000 last week, for a total of 630,000. The game is 10 weeks away from launch, December 20 in the Americas and December 22 in EMEAA.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360) is down one spot to number ten, as it adds 19,000 pre-orders, down from 21,000 last week, for a total of 408,000. The game is five weeks away from launch, November 15 in the Americas and EMEAA.

Notable mentions outside the top 10: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360) adds 29,000 pre-orders for a total of 372,000. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3) adds 22,000 pre-orders for a total of 306,000. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3) adds 24,000 pre-orders for a total of 251,000.

Requests from last week’s article for games that are not in the top 20: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC) adds 4,000 pre-orders for a total of 77,000. The Sims 3: Pets (PC) adds 17,000 pre-orders in its final week before for a total of 59,000. Kinect Sports: Season Two (X360) adds 8,000 pre-orders for a total of 46,000.

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 4 161,633 1,719,144
2 Battlefield 3 X360 2 132,729 1,072,593
3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim X360 4 61,206 698,614
4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3 4 67,182 672,562
5 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 10 34,808 630,465
6 Batman: Arkham City X360 1 96,205 530,496
7 Batman: Arkham City PS3 1 69,577 471,271
8 Battlefield 3 PS3 2 63,938 448,616
9 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii 6 22,507 413,881
10 Assassin's Creed: Revelations X360 5 18,741 408,262
11 Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary X360 5 29,462 371,639
12 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3 3 21,925 306,407
13 Mass Effect 3 X360 21 10,566 265,577
14 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 4 24,443 251,037
15 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3 5 15,053 200,269
16 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 21 3,237 157,812
17 Saints Row: The Third X360 5 19,468 152,711
18 Battlefield 3 PC 2 22,004 146,809
19 Diablo III PC N/A 4,103 136,329
20 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC 4 10,804 133,903

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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60 Comments

Michael-5 (on 17 October 2011)

Battlefield 360 has more pre-orders then Black Ops did for PS3. I'm really surprised about this game, maybe I should check it out.

Batman looks awesome too! So many 9/10 games to check out this fall. Nice to see a game from a new studio breaking 2.5 million combined WW sales week 1 (conservative estimate).

No Requests, I'm happy :-)

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VGKing (on 17 October 2011)

Of course it does. These are American pre-orders. The Xbox 360 has a huge lead over the PS3. Pre-orders of all AAA shooters will always be higher on Xbox 360.

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yo_john117 (on 17 October 2011)

Halo 4

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reviniente (on 17 October 2011)

I appreciate your unwavering stance, good for you. You forgot to say please, though.

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yo_john117 (on 18 October 2011)

My bad. Please! :P

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pezus (on 17 October 2011)

Lol, BF3 is raping MW3 on PC ^^. Nice to see effort rewarded

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ZVERMIX122 (on 17 October 2011)

well, MW3 is still probably higher overall, cause it's on Steam. Not a lot of people even know about Origin)

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pezus (on 17 October 2011)

Yeah, could be close, but still...tells you something, doesn't it?

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Infinity (on 24 October 2011)

Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest

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Pavolink (on 17 October 2011)

Looking at this titles, is going to be a very happy holiday. Good for Zelda, bad for 3D Land and Kart 7, hopes it jumps for tha top 40 in the next week.

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ARTHURIUSS (on 22 October 2011)

Mass Effect 3 Ps3 and Pc pls!

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Infinity (on 19 October 2011)

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (PS3)

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Arfen (on 17 October 2011)

Super Mario 3D Land

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kopstudent89 (on 17 October 2011)

Super Mario Land 3D?

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ARTHURIUSS (on 22 October 2011)

Mass Effect 3 Ps3 and Pc pls!

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MARCUSDJACKSON (on 18 October 2011)

ME3 PS3

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xinstantnoodlez (on 18 October 2011)

Twisted Metal

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Monges79 (on 17 October 2011)

Max Payne 3?

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DrZoidberg (on 17 October 2011)

Mario Kart 7 please

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kopstudent89 (on 17 October 2011)

Super Mario Land 3D?

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Pavolink (on 17 October 2011)

So, because is 3D you are asking for it 3 times?

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kopstudent89 (on 17 October 2011)

It's my stupid internet! I keep deleting the repeated comments, they won't go away! :P

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Squall_Leonhart (on 18 October 2011)

Mass Effect 3 (PS3)

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yahoocom1984 (on 18 October 2011)

Even SKyrim is raping MW3 on PC

All hail the Skyrim

Skyrim is huge! bitches

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Nintendogamer (on 17 October 2011)

Kirby's dream land please :D

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jamesmarkus87 (on 17 October 2011)

In light of its excellent pre-orders and metascore, I think Arkham City will have no trouble exceeding 5 million worldwide by January 1, 2012.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed with Halo: CEA's pre-orders. It's 5 weeks from launch, and it hasn't even cracked the top 10 yet. I thought its pre-orders would've been around 600-700k by now.

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reviniente (on 17 October 2011)

I wouldn't go there if I were you. Take a look one notch below. It's a sensitive issue.

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SangheliZealotX (on 18 October 2011)

1.Its a remake
2.Its farther away from launch then all the games above it except for star wars and zelda
3.It is getting more pre orders per week then the 2 games ahead of it
I'd say its doing pretty good for a remake going up against all those extremely hyped up games.

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SangheliZealotX (on 18 October 2011)

1.Its a remake
2.Its farther away from launch then all the games above it except for star wars and zelda
3.It is getting more pre orders per week then the 2 games ahead of it
I'd say its doing pretty good for a remake going up against all those extremely hyped up games.

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lololol (on 18 October 2011)

Its a remake and its made by a different developer who have never made a game before so nobody knows if they are any good or not. I doubt it will get much more than 5 or 6 million sales in its lifetime.

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Infinity (on 17 October 2011)

Sonic Generations (PS3)

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TauKappaNASA (on 17 October 2011)

anyone know why the differential for BF3 between 360 and PS3 is so big. Bad Company 2 only had a 60K difference 2 weeks before release.

2 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 X360 2 77,566 341,927
3 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PS3 2 29,804 278,693

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VGKing (on 17 October 2011)

The difference is "hype".

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Michael-5 (on 18 October 2011)

Well CoD: MW3 on PS3 isn't doing much better then Black Ops, but on 360 the difference is huge. So I think PSN being down really affected the online audience.

Also Battlefield 3 is a true Battlefield, and pretty big on PC. Lots of former/current PC gamers have a 360, and it's more oriented towards the 360 crowd.

Battlefield: BC2 was more of a single player oriented Battlefield, which is something PS3 gamers appreciate more, where 360 gamers appreciate online more.

Find it hilarious that BF3(360) is out-pre-ordering MW3(PS3). I wonder if BF3(360) can top 10 million lifetime, and beat MW3(PS3)

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GamesBond (on 19 October 2011)

The Last Guardian. But I think its awhile before pre-orders.

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binary solo (on 19 October 2011)

Skyrim actually doing OK on PS3. Uncharted 3 will hopefully crack 400K pre-orders by launch.

I still think MW3 will end up with lower pre-ordrs than BO on PS3, that week 3 to week 2 jump from Black Ops probably won't happen with MW3. So I'm still calling FPS saturation on PS3. There's no more room for FPS growth on that platform.

Batman: AC looking really good.

I want to place a standing order for Mass Effect 3 on PS3 pre-orders. Do I really have to ask every week?

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GamesBond (on 19 October 2011)

FPS saturation on PS3? Not likely. Its more likely that more FPS players are on 360 so it would naturally have higher pre-orders. Plus there's a stigma (true or not) that Xbox live is way better than PSN. So given the choice, gamers who have both systems will probably choose the Xbox. Im a PS-fan through and through but Im pretty sure this logic is sound.

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VGKing (on 17 October 2011)

Request: Modern Warfare 3(Wii)
It's also launching on November 8 so it'll be interesting to see the pre-orders :D

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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Bl00dSaint (on 18 October 2011)

Need for Speed the Run please... Can you fanboys please stop voting me down as every week its always halo, a mario game, final fantasy, some sony game, etc.

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yo_john117 (on 18 October 2011)

Halo hasn't been in there for weeks.

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DevilishSix (on 17 October 2011)

Is it just me or does Uncharted 3 having less preorders then a 10 year old remastered game (Halo Aniversary) seem a bit sad. I mean Halo is great but its a remake and Uncharted has been a great new IP this gen. Just seems off.

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ash3336 (on 17 October 2011)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wii

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jamesmarkus87 (on 17 October 2011)

In light of its excellent pre-orders and metascore, I think Arkham City will have no trouble exceeding 5 million worldwide by January 1, 2012.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed with Halo: CEA's pre-orders. It's 5 weeks from launch, and it hasn't even cracked the top 10 yet. I thought its pre-orders would've been around 600-700k by now.

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SecondWar (on 17 October 2011)

Batman: Arkham City (PC) - Hows that doing in comparison to the console versions?

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Comments below voting threshold

ash3336 (on 17 October 2011)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wii

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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VGKing (on 17 October 2011)

Request: Final Fantasy Versus XIII

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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Bl00dSaint (on 17 October 2011)

Need for Speed the run please

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MattAnderson (on 17 October 2011)

I don't trust VGChartz PC numbers. They don't count digital sales do they?

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SecondWar (on 17 October 2011)

No they don't as the site can't track them.

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yo_john117 (on 17 October 2011)

Halo 4 please

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kopstudent89 (on 17 October 2011)

NO! :P

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Splenda14 (on 17 October 2011)

you guys have very weird request for preorders

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ghettoglamour (on 17 October 2011)

who cares about those shitty games outside the top 40? Id like to see preorder numbers of Mass Effect 3 (PS3), Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3 and 360), Uncharted Golden Abyss (PSV)

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yo_john117 (on 17 October 2011)

Halo 4 please

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