USA Preorders Chart, 9 March 2013 – God of War, StarCraft II

by playstationiso on March 14, 2013

Overview

There are two games in the top 40 to be in their final week, God of War: Ascension (PS3) and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC). As a reminder the Pro data is back up, which means that I am taking requests again for games outside the top 20.

Seven games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, up from six last week, and the top 10 has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 12 last week. Three games added 20,000 or more, down from five last week and three added 10,000 or more, down from five last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

God of War Ascension Pre-orders vs God of War III

God of War Ascension (PS3) added 58,775 pre-orders for a grand total of 344,452. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 500,000 to 600,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.6 million units and 2.0 million units lifetime in the US.

  • God of War III (PS3, 2010) – 692,257 week one USA, 2,448,460 to date

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) added 20,340 pre-orders for a grand total of 276,741. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 300,000 to 400,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 1.2 million units and 1.5 million units lifetime in the US.

  • StarCraft II (PS3, 2010) – 775,852 week one USA, 2,003,742 to date

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending March 16

SimCity (2013) (PC) sales are expected to drop to around 80,000 units in its second week on sale.

Tomb Raider (2013) (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 75,000 units sold in its second week. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 60,000 units. The PC version is expected to drop to around 12,000 units sold.

MLB 13: The Show (PS3) sales are expected to drop to around 40,000 units sold in its second week. The PlayStation Vita version is expected to drop to around 8,000 units sold.

Major League Baseball 2K13 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 10,000 units sold.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 16,000 units sold in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 15,000 units sold.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (3DS) sales are expected to drop to around 7,000 units sold in its second week on sale.

Overall hardware sales are expected to drop slightly week-on-week.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

Gears of War: Judgments Pre-Orders vs Gears of War IIi Pre-orders

Gears of War: Judgment (X360) added 50,009 pre-orders, down from 58,282 last week, for a total of 280,423. The game is 1,097,000 pre-orders behind Gears of War III. The game is two weeks away from launch in the USA, March 12, 2013.

Bioshock Infinite Pre-orders

Bioshock Infinite (X360) added 8,291 pre-orders, down from 9,362 last week, for a total of 342,762. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) added 3,257 pre-orders, down from 5,350 last week, for a total of 200,940. The game is three weeks away from launch in the USA, March 26, 2013.

Notable mentions: The Last of Us (PS3) added 6,551 pre-orders for a total of 198,435. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) added 8,276 pre-orders for a total of 173,789. Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360) added 4,723 pre-orders for a total of 69,221.

Requests: Pandora’s Tower (Wii) added 1,865 pre-orders for a total of 15,592. Monster Hunter Tri (3DS) added 2,161 pre-orders for a total of 13,844. Soul Sacrifice (PSV) added 1,535 pre-orders for a total of 11,317.

If your favorite game isn’t in the top 40, 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 40 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
58775
God of War: Ascension (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Action
1 58,775 344,452
2
8291
BioShock Infinite (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
3 8,291 342,762
3
50009
Gears of War: Judgment (X360)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
2 50,009 280,423
4
20340
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
Activision, Strategy
1 20,340 276,741
5
1872
Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
28 1,872 251,550
6
2339
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Action
28 2,339 217,669
7
3257
BioShock Infinite (PS3)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
3 3,257 200,940
8
6551
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
14 6,551 198,435
9
8276
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Nintendo, Adventure
3 8,276 173,789
10
3142
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
Nintendo, Action
14 3,142 128,723
11
2012
BioShock Infinite (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
3 2,012 95,565
12
4723
Injustice: Gods Among Us (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
6 4,723 69,221
13
335
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots (X360)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 335 67,512
14
2258
Dead Island: Riptide (X360)
Deep Silver, Action
7 2,258 66,583
15
1209
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
24 1,209 60,353
16
3783
Lego City Undercover (WiiU)
Nintendo, Action
2 3,783 59,917
17
656
Metro: Last Light (X360)
THQ, Shooter
10 656 58,078
18
127
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
N/A 127 51,242
19
1005
South Park: The Stick of Truth (X360)
THQ, Role-Playing
4 1,005 49,435
20
37
XCOM (PC)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 37 48,503
21
1394
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3)
Deep Silver, Action
7 1,394 48,089
22
3772
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Adventure
31 3,772 46,337
23
681
Pikmin 3 (WiiU)
Nintendo, Strategy
17 681 42,258
24
2163
Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Fighting
6 2,163 40,881
25
489
Metro: Last Light (PS3)
THQ, Shooter
10 489 38,786
26
653
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
THQ, Role-Playing
4 653 37,940
27
268
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots (PS3)
Ubisoft, Shooter
N/A 268 36,397
28
783
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3)
Unknown, Action
N/A 783 35,985
29
42
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 42 33,807
30
282
Metro: Last Light ()
THQ, Shooter
N/A 282 28,887
31
2749
DEFIANCE (X360)
Trion Worlds, Action
4 2,749 28,836
32
3085
Pokémon X/Y (3DS)
Nintendo, Role-Playing
30 3,085 28,003
33
288
Rayman Legends (WiiU)
Ubisoft, Platform
26 288 25,164
34
1145
DEFIANCE (PC)
Trion Worlds, Action
4 1,145 24,275
35
2051
Monster Hunter Tri (WiiU)
Capcom, Role-Playing
2 2,051 23,483
36
37
Prey 2 (PS3)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 37 23,472
37
235
XCOM (X360)
Take-Two Interactive, Shooter
N/A 235 22,779
38
1814
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel (X360)
Electronic Arts, Shooter
3 1,814 22,598
39
1140
DEFIANCE (PS3)
Trion Worlds, Action
4 1,140 21,426
40
185
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition (DS)
Unknown, Misc
N/A 185 20,738

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