With the amount of broken games being shipped it comes as no surprise to learn that fewer UK consumers are pre-ordering video games these days. The survey, which was conducted on behalf of MCV, shows that 20% of UK gamers say they’ve stopped pre-ordering video games altogether or are pre-ordering fewer titles. Interestingly 9% say they’ve cut back on pre-orders and 11% say they haven’t pre-ordered any games in the past. The UK remains the number one territory across Europe for pre-orders, but it’s also the place where the sharpest decline is happening.
We knew Yokai Watch 2 would be a massive success in Japan, but what we didn’t know is how many Japanese consumers pre-ordered the title. Japanese sales tracking firm Media Create reports that Yo-Kai Watch 2 had 814,000 pre-orders in Japan as of last week. Siliconera says that pre-orders would have exceeded this number had retailers had enough stock to go around. The game is on sale at retailers in Japan and you wan watch the first forty-two minutes of the game, right here.
The Magic Box has obtained data from Japanese wholesalers which shows the most pre-ordered video games in Japan during December. As you might expect there’s a couple of Nintendo games on the list including the charming Kirby: Triple Deluxe on the Nintendo 3DS. You can see all the pre-ordered titles, below.
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs Full Boost (PS3)
- Hoshi no Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
- Dragon Quest Monsters: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (3DS)
- Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3)
- Diablo III (PS3)
- J-Stars Victory Vs (PS3)
- Dark Souls II (PS3)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd (PSV)
- Ryu ga Gotoku: Ishin (PS3)
- Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd (PS3)
GameStop’s Company president Tony Bartel has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has achieved the highest pre-orders in the company’s history. Bartel thinks that the popular first person shooter could genuinely be GameStop’s biggest game launch of all time.
“Consumer anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is tremendous and the company is seeing the highest pre-orders in history.”
“With its current pace, this Call of Duty is on track to break records and is likely to be our biggest game launch of all time”.
Activision has also told online gaming publication CVG that its working alongside Nintendo with the possibility of releasing the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Map Packs and the DLC Season Pass for the new gaming platform. This has yet to be confirmed though, and is currently in the planning stages.
You can now pre-order the Wii U Basic 8GB console at US retailer Toys R Us. The retailer outlet was previously out of stock of both models but has opened up pre-orders for the Basic 8GB package which they’re bundling with Batman Arkham City and Scribblenauts Unlimited. There’s currently no word on when you’ll be able to pre-order the Premium 32GB bundle.
Online retailer Amazon has announced that day one pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are ten times the pre-order numbers of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. The retailer has also revealed that pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are also 30 percent higher than Modern Warfare 3’s day one pre-order numbers. Black Ops 2 has been confirmed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and will be released November 13, 2012. A Wii U version has been hinted at by developer Treyarch.
Video gaming emporium, Game, have stated that orders for the Nintendo DSi have doubled those of the DS Lite during the pre-release phase.
With the Nintendo DSi poised to launch in both the United States and the United Kingdom, figures have come through assuring Nintendo of a highly successful hand-held launch.
The figures which came from respected UK retail outlet, Game, categorically state that pre-orders for the Nintendo DSi throughout its chain stores have successfully doubled those of the previous incarnation, the DS Lite.