USA Preorders Chart, 8 September 2012 – Strong Week

by nintendoiso on September 17, 2012

Overview

There are no games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch. As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.

The top six games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, the same as last week, and the top 11 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 10 last week. Four games added 20,000 or more, up from three last week and nine added 10,000 or more, up from six last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

There are no games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch.

Major Performers – Week Ending September 15

Madden NFL 13 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 90,000 units in its third week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 80,000 in its third week.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 90,000 in its fourth week on sale.

Guild Wars 2 (PC) sales are expected to drop to around 50,000 in its third week on sale.

Overall hardware sales are expected to remain relatively flat compared to the previous week.

Other Hot Games

Halo 4 Pre-orders vs Halo: Reach Pre-orders

Halo 4 (X360) has added 26,753 pre-orders, up from 23,911 last week, for a total of 641,352. The game is currently 209,000 pre-orders ahead of Halo: Reach during the same number of weeks before release. The game is nine weeks away from launch in the USA, November 6, 2012.

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360) added 60,111 pre-orders, up from 44,528 last week, for a total of 752,034. The game is 206,000 pre-orders behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360) during the same number of weeks before release. The game is 10 weeks away from launch in the USA, November 13, 2012.

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

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) added 24,331 pre-orders, up from 19,694 last week, for a total of 443,349. The game has grown to 80,000 pre-orders ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3). The game is 10 weeks away from launch in the USA, November 13, 2012.

Notable mentions: Borderlands 2 (X360) added 46,480 pre-orders for a total of 415,347. Assassin’s Creed III (X360) added 12,154 pre-orders for a total of 357,764. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) added 11,905 pre-orders for a total of 138,189.

Requests: Persona 4: The Golden (PSV) added 14,154 pre-orders for a total of 72,860. Paper Mario: sticker Star (3DS) added 1,103 pre-orders for a total of 18,381. Pikmin 3 (Wii U) added 229 pre-orders for a total of 488.

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

The Top 50 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Name Platform Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops II X360 10 60,111 752,034
2 Halo 4 X360 9 26,753 641,352
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II PS3 10 24,331 443,349
4 Borderlands 2 X360 2 46,480 415,347
5 Assassin’s Creed III X360 8 12,154 357,764
6 Assassin’s Creed III PS3 8 9,161 229,870
7 Borderlands 2 PS3 2 16,687 169,239
8 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria PC 3 11,905 138,189
9 BioShock Infinite X360 25 788 129,380
10 Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS N/A 896 128,008
11 Pokemon Black / White Version 2 DS 5 11,116 100,293
12 Hitman: Absolution X360 11 2,209 96,500
13 Resident Evil 6 PS3 4 8,871 85,537
14 Hitman: Absolution PS3 11 1,930 82,970
15 Animal Crossing 3DS N/A 621 82,086
16 Borderlands 2 PC 2 3,506 80,581
17 Resident Evil 6 X360 4 6,951 76,936
18 Final Fantasy XIV Online PS3 N/A 493 76,745
19 BioShock Infinite PS3 25 515 75,191
20 FIFA 13 X360 3 13,529 66,840
21 Assassin’s Creed III PC 8 Pro
22 Aliens: Colonial Marines X360 23 Pro
23 Far Cry 3 X360 13 Pro
24 Persona 4: The Golden PSV 8 Pro
25 Medal of Honor: Warfighter X360 7 Pro
26 Dishonored X360 5 Pro
27 NBA 2K13 X360 4 Pro
28 Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time PS3 N/A Pro
29 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PS3 7 Pro
30 FIFA 13 PS3 3 Pro
31 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 X360 N/A Pro
32 The Last Guardian PS3 N/A Pro
33 God of War: Ascension PS3 27 Pro
34 Transformers: War for Cybertron 2 PS3 N/A Pro
35 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots X360 N/A Pro
36 Far Cry 3 PS3 13 Pro
37 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3 N/A Pro
38 NBA 2K13 PS3 4 Pro
39 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 PS3 1 Pro
40 Dishonored PS3 5 Pro
41 Aliens: Colonial Marines PS3 23 Pro
42 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC N/A Pro
43 The Last of Us PS3 N/A Pro
44 XCOM X360 N/A Pro
45 NHL 13 X360 1 Pro
46 Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition Wii N/A Pro
47 Dead or Alive 5 PS3 3 Pro
48 Dead or Alive 5 X360 3 Pro
49 XCOM PS3 N/A Pro
50 Forza: Horizon X360 7 Pro

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