Last Week’s UK Sales Chart Sees Gears Of War At The Top, Walking Dead: Survival Instinct At Number Three

Gears of War: Judgment, a game that continues to feel completely wrong when you type it, is number one in the UK sales charts. It’s a good enough game (scoring 7/10) but shows the power that a bit of marketing (and a fairly quiet 360-exclusive line-up) can do.

What’s more surprising is the fairly dire Walking Dead: Survival Instinct has appeared at number three on Xbox 360 and number seven on PS3. Tomb Raider continues to sell well, but God Of War: Ascension has dropped from number two to number five.

Here’s the full chart, courtesy of Chart-track.

LW   TW     Title Format Label Publisher
1 GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
1 2 TOMB RAIDER XB360 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
3 THE WALKING DEAD: SI XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
3 4 TOMB RAIDER PS3 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
2 5 GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
5 6 SIMCITY PC EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
7 THE WALKING DEAD: SI PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
6 8 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 XB360 CITY INTERACTIVE CITY INTERACTIVE
9 9 FIFA 13 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
10 MONSTER HUNTER 3 ULTIMATE 3DS CAPCOM CAPCOM
7 11 SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2 PS3 CITY INTERACTIVE CITY INTERACTIVE
12 MONSTER HUNTER 3 ULTIMATE WII U CAPCOM CAPCOM
12 13 FIFA 13 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
13 14 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
10 15 FAR CRY 3 XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
28 16 METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE PS3 KONAMI KONAMI
11 17 CRYSIS 3 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
14 18 FORZA HORIZON XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
18 19 HALO 4 XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
17 20 FAR CRY 3 PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
16 21 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
21 22 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
4 23 STARCRAFT II: HOTS PC BLIZZARD ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
8 24 THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE PC EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
15 25 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM XB360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
38 26 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES XB360 SEGA SEGA
34 27 ASSASSIN’S CREED III PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
28 METAL GEAR RISING: REV XB360 KONAMI KONAMI
22 29 JUST DANCE 4 WII UBISOFT UBISOFT
30 30 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 PC SEGA SEGA
20 31 HITMAN ABSOLUTION XB360 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
19 32 CRYSIS 3 PS3 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
26 33 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
37 34 SKYLANDERS GIANTS WII SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
24 35 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS TAKE 2
36 NINTENDO LAND WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
37 ABBA: YOU CAN DANCE WII UBISOFT UBISOFT
27 38 GTA EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
39 DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION XB360 DEEP SILVER KOCH MEDIA
23 40 DEAD SPACE 3 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
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13 Comments

  1. WHO KEEPS BUYING SKYRIM?!

  2. It’d be interesting to see if Tomb Raider outsold GoW:J in combined sales.

  3. Hardly surprising to see Gears take top spot but I think its safe to say Bioshock Infinite will take its place next week. A mate of mine got a copy from Simplygames on Saturday and I have to admit its great so far. Finally a true sequel to the excellent Bioshock1 :-)

  4. Games don’t really sell on ps3 do they, even FIFA seems to sell more on 360

    • Certainly seems to be the case. Even the likes of Uncharted usually stay in the charts for a week or two before falling off the edge, never to be seen again. Weird how the gaming market works.

      • uncharted stays in the chart a long time.

    • Yeah, as a single format… Xbox & Wii titles always seem to be in the charts, higher & for longer.

      Gran Turismo, although not troubling the charts with weekly sales since both its launch period & pricedrop period, it has sold consistently well since then & over the long term clocks up a considerable volume of sales. It is by far Sony’s biggest exclusive.

      Although Forza Horizon has held to the charts well & seems to have a longer tail than previous Forza releases…

      Many Sony titles have floundered through lack of effort on Sony’s part though, thinking back to a whole clutch of releases last year including Sorcery, Starhawk & Twisted Metal.
      They seemed to get their act together for Christmas with the trio of LBP: Karting, PSASBR & Book Of Spells receiving more advertising than Nintendo & Xbox added together, but Sony perhaps backed the wrong horses that year as none of them troubled the charts for long.

      Although with God Of War: Ascension Sony seem to have reverted to type

  5. Had a look at metacritic reviews for Walking Dead SI. A strange mix of 10/10 and very low ratings.

  6. Didn’t Legocity release last week?

    • It’s not out till this Friday – nice to see Monster Hunter Ultimate make it in there (MCV’s chart has it in a higher spot though?).

      • Aah, probably because that’s combined sales!

  7. It’s good to see what games are selling well for different formats but a combined chart would be nice too.

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