The US pre-order charts for the week ending 29th of October are in and Skyward Sword now sits firmly in the #5 spot, with 521,500 pre-orders so far and four weeks to go. Skyward Sword’s pre-orders boomed this week, growing from just 38,944 pre-orders last week to 68,675 this week – partially due to the game being closer to launch, though the new heavy advertising from Gamestop has likely helped too.
More charts and figures after the jump:
This is very encouraging as only Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and Uncharted 3 had a better sales week, all three of which (four if you count both versions of MW3 separately) have release dates well before Skyward Sword. It is quite common for pre-order sales to surge as games approach their respective release dates, so for Skyward Sword to have such a great week with still four weeks to go should make the suits at Nintendo (who have been watching their overall numbers drop recently) very happy.
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