‘Gears of War: Judgment’ sells much less than its predecessor in PAL region

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Epic Games and People Can Fly’s prequel to the Xbox 360’s third-person shooter of choice, Gears of War: Judgment, couldn’t manage to sell even half of what the previous game accomplished.

In the PAL region (which covers most of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Europe), Judgment sold about a quarter of what Gears of War 3 did during its first week in 2011. It managed to pushed Square Enix’s reboot of Tomb Raider down from a two-week stint at the top, but still stands as one of the quietest launches in franchise history.

Here’s the full list of games for the week, provided by Chart-Track.

01 (NE) 360 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT (MICROSOFT)
02 (01) 360 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
03 (NE) 360 THE WALKING DEAD: SURVIVAL INSTINCT (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (03) PS3 TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
05 (02) PS3 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
06 (05) PC SIMCITY (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (NE) PS3 THE WALKING DEAD: SURVIVAL INSTINCT (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
08 (06) 360 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 (CITY INTERACTIVE)
09 (09) 360 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (NE) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 3 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
11 (07) PS3 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 (CITY INTERACTIVE)
12 (NE) WIU MONSTER HUNTER 3 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
13 (12) PS3 FIFA 13 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (13) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
15 (10) 360 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
16 (28) PS3 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE (KONAMI)
17 (11) 360 CRYSIS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (14) 360 FORZA HORIZON (MICROSOFT)
19 (18) 360 HALO 4 (MICROSOFT)
20 (17) PS3 FAR CRY 3 (UBISOFT)
21 (16) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
22 (21) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)
23 (04) PC STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
24 (08) PC THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (15) 360 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
26 (38) 360 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES (SEGA)
27 (34) PS3 ASSASSIN’S CREED III (UBISOFT)
28 (__) 360 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE (KONAMI)
29 (22) WII JUST DANCE 4 (UBISOFT)
30 (30) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 (SEGA)
31 (20) 360 HITMAN ABSOLUTION (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
32 (19) PS3 CRYSIS 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
33 (26) 360 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
34 (37) WII SKYLANDERS GIANTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
35 (24) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (TAKE 2)
36 (__) WIU NINTENDO LAND (NINTENDO)
37 (__) WII ABBA: YOU CAN DANCE (UBISOFT)
38 (27) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY (TAKE 2)
39 (__) 360 DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION (KOCH MEDIA)
40 (23) 360 DEAD SPACE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)

Did you pick up the latest Gears of War game? If not, are you starting to feel franchise fatigue? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.