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MLB The Show 18 (PS4)
Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sports
4 23,377

561,583

 

With 4 weeks left this apparently has 560k pre orders.

 Lastyyears editing apparently opened with 612k.

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MLB The Show 17 (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Sports
612,291 612,291 1

 

This years pre orders would suggest an opening around 800k not including digital. Surely it's over tracked? 



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I never took the pre-orders seriously since the numbers change each week. By change, I mean a game can be at 180k one week then at 170k two weeks later. Pre-orders don't mean anyway. Save yourself the time.



It very probably is.

And last years game already had 450k preorders according to the chart, which would mean 3 out of 4 sold games where preordered: http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/42820/USA/

That's such a high ratio it just sounds too much to be true

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 17 April 2018

No pre-orders are accurate on VGC. C'mon, Kerotan.



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Rob5VGC said:
I never took the pre-orders seriously since the numbers change each week. By change, I mean a game can be at 180k one week then at 170k two weeks later. Pre-orders don't mean anyway. Save yourself the time.

Well the chart serves well as a popularity outlook - just don't take the numbers at face value.



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Pre-orders are easily the least accurate thing on VGC



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
Pre-orders are easily the least accurate thing on VGC

This.

Treat the pre-order chart with a huge pinch of salt. I'd personally scrap it altogether if it were up to me.



Machina said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Pre-orders are easily the least accurate thing on VGC

This.

Treat the pre-order chart with a huge pinch of salt. I'd personally scrap it altogether if it were up to me.

Its strange but isnt it up to you? Whose going to do them otherwise? Brett?



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Preorder, accurate, vgchartz... does not compute.



MLB The Show has seen a massive increase in FW sales, 15 did 200k FW,  16 did 237k FW and 17 apparently did 612k FW. A massive increase with 17 for some reason, so it wouldn't surprise me if the trend continued and 18 had an even larger first week.

But weirdly this trend doesn't lead to an increase to lifetime sales...