There are two games in the top 20 to be in its final week before launch, Guild Wars 2 (PC) and Madden NFL 13 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 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 nine games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from seven last week, and the top 13 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, up from 12 last week. Six games added 20,000 or more, up from four last week and nine added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.
Games in Final Week Before Launch
Guild Wars 2 (PC) added 16,565 pre-orders for a grand total of 249,096. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 400,000 to 500,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between two million and three million units lifetime.
Madden NFL 13 (PS3) added 59,210 pre-orders for a grand total of 219,725. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 350,000 to 450,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.3 million and 1.6 million units lifetime.
- Madden NFL 12 (PS3,