Uncharted 2 preorders reach 300,000 units as New Super Mario Bros Wii, Brutal Legend and Borderlands see strong increases
No surprise to see Modern Warfare 2 at the top. I've got my own copy preordered, too!
Definitely not a suprise to see it at the top, but I doubt anybody expected to see it so far ahead of everything else!!
In before america = world Seriously, i'd rather be interested in seeing what the global charts are like.
Well the first Modern Warfare was huge in Europe as well so I don't see how it would be much different really...
@bmw I was actually reffering to Uncharted. I know it's huge in Europe so those figures interest me more.
@Cwalat - why reply to a post about Modern Warfare if you were talking about Uncharted 2?? But what you've said is true - Uncharted 1 was much bigger in Europe than America so I'm sure European preorders are strong as well
@bmw... True. So i should say something that reffers to MW2... Preorders for that game are no surprise really, and seeing how 360 version preorders outdo the PS3 version by 3:1 isn't surprising either. This is something i already knew from the beginning, majority of 360 owners in US are hardcore shooter fans. That and Activision/infinity ward are having exclusive deals with microsoft so they portray the game as if it's a 360 exclusive. I've yet to find a single video, article, interview or picture of the PS3 version being mentioned by them. The only thing that surprised me was that PS3 version still managed to get preorders well over 500 000. Wonder how the global figures are like for this game also, do you think MW2 is getting more preorders than Assassins Creed 2 in Europe?
This game big in Japan as well as Europe?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/be... Yet VGChartz lists MW2 360 sales @ 1,653,246 vs. U2 sales @ 297,004. There is no way U2 would be the number one seller on Amazon and ahead of MW by that much if pre orders are really that much in favor of MW2. Pre orders at least have to be closer than this data suggests because Amazon is never off by that much. Amazon is a good random sample that can predict a sales trends of a population (America). Because of this I have to question VGChatz data, they must have made a mistake. also, http://blog.us.playstation.... This means U2 is at at least 500,000 sales in the U.S. by Oct. 11th, that is at least a 200,000 sales difference in U2 alone. Maybe VGCartz does equal fail.
that is 500,000 pre order sales in the U.S. as of September 11th, one month ago, meaning VGChartz is WAY off. (going Gold = 500,000 in sales)
I think it is safe to say that PS3 owners don't preorder games like 360 owners do. I also think it is safe to say from these numbers that 360 owners support their games more. Uncharted 2 is the best game the ps3 has exclusively, but only 300,000 preorders is hilarous. PS3 fanboys spend more time defending their console on the internet than buying and playing the exclusive games they defend. The install base of ps3 is big enough. why the weak sales of killzone, infamous, ratchet and clank, resistance 2, heavenly sword?
"only 300,000 preorders is hilarous" (hilarious?) yeah especially since Sony already reported 500,000 U.S. pre order sales one month ago.
TRUE STORY: I went to LameStop about a month ago to trade in some games and I told the clerk I wanted to pre-order Uncharted 2 and he quickly responded with "I wouldn't!... I mean, we want your money, but..." then there was an awkward pause for about 10 seconds while we just stared at each other and then he finally said "ODST is coming out the 22nd though." I swear to god that really happened to me!
Damn, I thought it there would be more then that.. What's going on with these PS3 blockbusters? Killzone 2 did not sell very well now only 300k pre-orders for a game that is getting almost perfect review scores? Very odd :P
Well don't forget that PS3's strongest market is Europe - the game could do nearly 1 million copies worldwide in the first week...
I'm just going to say this now. "killzone 2 1 million pre-orders confirmed" now If I recall the sales were no were near that. don't get me wrong, UC2 will be a great game, but we all know ps3 pre-order numbers never follow threw. *anyone giving me disagrees must not have been here when EVERYONE went over this.* N4G king, Killzone 2 has not sold 2 million yet. its close but not yet. do you people not get what I'm saying. the game had over 1 million pre-orders yet not 1 million picked it up when it came out. MOST waited. and even still 2 million is not that amazing for a consoles FPS killer app. BTW N4G king. "so far how this year is going I would say 80% chance of GOTY." thats me talking about UC2, sure sounds like I'm trolling huh....get a life kid okay. I'm tired of your mouth.
"now If I recall the sales were no were near that." killzone2 sold 2 millions+ nice fail and yah stop trolling on PS3 articles you are really bad at it
I've never preordered a game, but I'm getting U2 sometime this week. Hopefully tomorrow.
Yep, same here. I never preorder games, but rather stop by a store and pick it up whenever I go shopping.
Man, it's getting bad on here. Even PS3 fans are getting slammed for supposed "slanderous" remarks towards the PS3. You give people an agree system and a strong point of view and things get cah-razy! That was directed at haruko's response... which just seemed like an honest thought.
Wow that's sad! With all the Slims that just sold you would think that there would be more pre orders than that. I'm supporting the game on day one I hope a lot more do the same, it's going to be an epic experience.
Based on VGchartz figures KZ2 reached 1mil after 2 weeks and is currently on 1.96 mil after 32 weeks
Of course MW2 is getting more pre-orders. It's the lemming effect due to a more established IP. The game could be a complete turd and it would still top pre-order charts. People buy what they know, and the CoD series is very much in the "it prints money!" category for Activision. As for the 360 vs. PS3 stuff, on the 360 it has relatively little competition because the 360's exclusive holiday pipeline is so weak. People are already getting sick of ODST (because they've played it all before). Other than that there's just Forza. And, of course, the 360 has the bigger US install base. That said I'm sure MW2 will be good, but never forget...sales do not equate to quality.
Don't be discouraged by the fictitious data by VGChartz, U2 is going to be a huge seller. I wounder how much pre sales they really have?
Not getting MW2 for a long time, if at all. I began a new playthrough of the first one after a long break, but just couldn't get into it after experiencing KILLZONE 2.
So I can see exactly where you're coming from. MW2 looks good but probably won't have a comparable delivery. You have to remember though, every 360 fanboy was 100% sure this game was going to flop in terms of scores because the first one did, so when ever it's brought up they get pretty mad.
@Haruko KZ2 sold 700k first week and 300k the following week = 1 million in 2 weeks and is fast approaching 2 million. (1.96 million as of now) @surgency You do realize that the guy who wrote the article wrote that it would do 400k-450k first week right ? He also said that it could do 500k/550k in europe first week bringing the grand total for first week very close to a million making it the 3rd biggest PS3 game launch behind GTA IV and MGS4. (atleast until MW2 hits)
yes 1.9 million, out of 1 million *more if we count world wide* pre-orders. kinda taking people some time to pay off that order. you just helped me prove my point. ps3 games do not do well with there pre-order numbers. I take it this entire site doesn't follow logic anymore?
Are you guys still talking about Killzone 2 preorders? Man, some people are dumb. Killzone 2 had 1 million RETAILER preorders - i.e retailers ordered 1 million copies of the game initially. Since it sold 700k week one this is perfectly in line with most games - retailers don't want to order too many but they don't want sellouts either (or they lose business). These figures are CONSUMER preorders - i.e a consumer goes into a store and places money on the game to secure it at launch. The two are totally different things and RETAILER preorders are normally about twice as much as CONSUMER preorders - in fact this is how retailers normally gauge how many copies of a game to initially order from the publisher.
Nearly 6 months to release and GoW is already charting !
^^^^^What the title says.
Ratchet & Clank is big in Europe that is why there is a special edition there. Also it took 9 months go come out in the platinum collection and it took 19 months in the US.
naaa ratchet and clank is usually a slow-burner: doesnt start amazingly but it never really stops (selling).
300k for U2 might not be a whole lot, but it's more than double Forza 3 preorders.
For a game that is supposed to sell more than its competitor, it sure doesn't look like it will.
And now people are arguing pre-orders like they're sales. I'm confused. More often than not, people don't even pick up their pre-orders right away. It's weird.
Huh? How many people don't pick up their preorders in the first 2-3 days?
charts like these are important ... they just show audience excitment / expectation
"Huh? How many people don't pick up their preorders in the first 2-3 days? " Well I personally pick up my pre-orders as soon as they are available. But I've seen some people just pre-order stuff just so they have it in the pipeline and not worry about paying it later. Mostly people from the playstation official forums.
Dose this including Japan Amazon pre-order? I don’t know why I feel this game will be very successes in Japan
It's only America.
Well actually, Killzone 2 has sold over 2 mil. copies so far. Vgchartz is a little "slow" when it comes to the numbers.
w00t! God of War Collection is up there. Might have to pre-order to help it and to get that sweet demo XD.
cant score high enough on next gen games. so gametrailers is so last gen they dont know a next gen game when they review one. they fail. gametrailers shane review - oh this is to next gen. look at the pretty graphics there to pretty i have to take 5 points off. look how fluid the characters move oh thats -4 so last gen . oh they made a game like tombraider and perfected it, but added more things from other games he jumps like mario from mario galaxy. uncharted 2 is not original i have to take 9 points off for that.and a game like that will never score higher than a 9.3 , wow look at gears 1.5 that is ground breaking and original i will give it a 9.3 just for that and ill review the the online mode and add .2 final verdict 9.5 thank you for watching my reviews of uncharted 2 and gears 1.5 dont forget to watch my show invisible hogs where we trash the ps3 and love the 360. oh was the mic on when i said that . thank you shame from lame trailers .
Whoa, Modern Warfare is a beast
...I'm confused. I'm not saying Amazon is everything when it comes to pre-orders (I know Gamestop, EB, etc. do more) but UC2 has been in the top 3 on Amazon SALES (not preorders) for at least 3 weeks, well ahead of MW2. How can it be so far behind?
Stupid kotick, even if I hate him nobody can't take down MW2
Those are my pre ordered GAMES ! Great Holiday Season , Uncharted 2 is a few days away , cant wait :D
Wow, Alpha Protocol is outordering some big names. Too bad they have to wait 5 months lol.
I'm sure Sony and Naughty Dog will be delighted , no shame in being 3rd if the games in front just happen to be quite possibly the "Most anticipated" multi platform release of the year. Expected to see Forza3 further up the leaderboard.
I'm surprised MAG isn't higher.
a word to the wise, just because you preorder something doesn't mean it's guaranteed you'll pick it up... there are many times aperson preorders something and then suddenly opt to just change or cancel a preorder so what does that tell you... and another important think. i sure as hell never preordered uncharted:DF or COD4:MW and i picked those up day one... to be quite honest preorders are simply for the I want it first day buyers, the ones who pick up games 2-1 week after it's released are the gamers that also have less time to in the work week to waste time putting money down on a game they already know they are going to own. so for the record. i'm sure there are gonna be more than 300k people picking up U2:AT at launch and launch week during the US.. Numbers for sure will exceed 1 million in the Us for the first month The game is now an established franchise, and the first game comes with every 160 gig PS3, and tahts been onsale since end of 2008, i'm pretty sure the game's been played and many deemed it a good franchise. secondly This time Sony's been marketing teh hell out of the game in some ways that they didn't for what i consider the most important gaem in there 2009 line up... KZ2. still they are on a roll. i'll be picking up U2, tomorrow on launch day at My navy exchange, and they dont do pre orders... so this arguement is just fanboy banter.. man N4G fanboys Never fails to Fail.... good luck playing preorder numbers and sales data... I'll just play the games.
I bet there are many owners who have both the 360 and the PS3 but will still pre-order for the 360 just for the better online experience.
I have a 360 and a PS3. Why do you say the "better online experience?" You just mean Live vs PSN? I was actually thinking about getting it for PS3 but I would be interested in hearing reasons not to. I thought COD4 PS3 was fine online.
considering it's on the ps3. You can't expect exclusives on ps3 to sell as much as exclusives on 360. It's been proven over and over again and it will be proven again with UC2. We all know it deserves better numbers but that's just the way the ball bounces on that side.
MW2 1.6 M on 360, and 2.1 M total, just for PREORDERS??!!! That's crazy. I'm in the wrong business.
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