Gears of War: Judgment tops chart

Elbows Lara Croft aside
Darren Allan

March 25, 2013

Gears of War is back at the top of the UK all-format chart with its fourth episode, Judgment, but it didn’t shift nearly as many copies as previous instalments of the shooter.

In fact, Gears of War 3 sold no less than four times as many copies as Judgment in its debut week.

Still, the latest Gears of War game certainly did enough to knock Tomb Raider off the top spot, where it had been sitting for the last two weeks. Indeed, Tomb Raider sales dropped by nearly a half.

There was another new entry at number three for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

And FIFA 13 was also to be found dribbling back up the chart to number four. EA’s footy game hasn’t been outside the top six of the all-format chart since it launched six months ago.

We’re betting it’ll stay in the top ten for the next six months, too, and be the first video game ever to keep hold of a top ten all-format spot until its successor game, FIFA 14, emerges. That would be quite an achievement in terms of sales consistency (FIFA 12 came close to managing this).

Next up are the sliders of the top ten, with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 down one place to number five, and God of War: Ascension falling to number six.

There’s another new entry at number seven, though, for Monster
Hunter 3: Ultimate Edition on 3DS and Wii U (with sales being split 55 per cent, to 45 per cent).

Worryingly for the Wii U, those Monster Hunter sales represented half the software income generated for the console last week.

SimCity is another faller at number eight, and it’s followed by Far Cry 3 and Black Ops II, the latter of which is just hanging on in the top ten.


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