UK Chart: Gears of War: Judgment finishes top, The Walking Dead in third

Gears of War: Judgment finishes first, but can't match the success of Gears of War 3.

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Gears of War: Judgment has emerged at the top of the UK charts in its first week on sale, pushing Tomb Raider down to second place.

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While Gears of War: Judgment topped the chart, Gears of War 3 sold more than four times as many copies back in its opening week in September 2011.

Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, a first-person shooter based on the AMC TV show that is just about to conclude its third season, debuts in third place.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which was released last week on the 3DS and Wii U, lands in seventh place, behind FIFA 13, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, and God of War: Ascension.

Fifty-five per cent of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's sales were on the 3DS, with 45 per cent going to the Wii U.

Rounding out the top 10 is SimCity in eighth, Far Cry 3 in ninth, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II in 10th.

Other chart movement sees Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm drop 20 places to 23rd, and Aliens: Colonial Marines creep up from 21st to 16th. Nintendo Land also enters the UK chart for the first time in 2013 at 39th.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending March 23:

1. Gears of War: Judgment
2. Tomb Raider
3. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
4. FIFA 13
5. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
6. God of War: Ascension
7. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
8. SimCity
9. Far Cry 3
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
11. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
12. Crysis 3
13. Assassin's Creed III
14. Skylanders Giants
15. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
16. Aliens: Colonial Marines
17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
18. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
19. Hitman Absolution
20. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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Crysis 3 slowly slipping away. FC3 sold better. gameplay will always trump graphics. hahaha

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@cuddlyfuzzle Have you actually played the game wise guy? The multiplayer is fantastic and the controls are solid and spot on. Your just another person who makes assumptions with no actual knowledge.

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@XboxGuy1537 @cuddlyfuzzle then it should be selling better, shouldn't it?

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@cuddlyfuzzle Crysis 3 has great gameplay. It's just a short game and nobody seems to like the multiplayer.

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@Strider8009 Well they cranked up the difficulty and padded out the length of the game with scavenging locations. It certainly has potential and hasn't been wallowing in development hell, it was just quickly made to cash in in the latest series due to one of the characters dying.

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walking dead 3rd place... HOW??? A lot of people were disappointed with Judgement, but i love it however i do agree that tomb raider should be number one, its a timeless classic.


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@jameswebster101 As much as I love Walking Dead, this is going to drop off the charts faster than butter on a wall smeared with jelly

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@AlexFili look at Simcity, it's holding steady in 8th, even after the initial outrage by gamers.

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Finished hitman absolution today. good game!!

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Any GoW looks just...stupid in my eyes...like fat, ugly...awful character design gone wrong. Very wrong.

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@Bayonetta2013 Another loser here folks! Nit-picking and bitching at useless stuff.

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@Bayonetta2013 I bet you're fat, ugly and your design is awful as well. Troll under the bridge.

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@flyingdutchdog3 @Bayonetta2013 xD Applause?

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@Bayonetta2013 yes please do ... I do so grow tired of insipid comments and opinions. There's intelligent conversation on this board and there is just the plain baseless opinionated crap of a cliched little troll ... sigh.

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@Bayonetta2013 Well its fun. And that's really the only thing that fucking matters.

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Judgement was disappointing. Gears 3 was WAY better.

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Judgment is a totally different type of game, but 4-player Co-op is A BLAST. Just finished it last night with all missions/stars complete, and my squad is going to do the whole thing again on Insane next weekend. The MP modes are fun too, just not quite as deep as GoW3.

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@Pyrosa Judgment on insane is the hardest GOW you will play. They really challenged us with this one. A lot of fun!

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Sad...I wished Tomb Raider would get the first place

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Reviews must not be that impactful considering the consensus of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

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@Mkeegs79 Well it happens often, like if you look a few years back, people bought Wii games no matter how bad they were. Even Angry Birds on the 3DS made it onto the charts and that cost something like £10-20

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@Mkeegs79 Not really surprising considering how well Aliens Colonial Marines sold in its first week too. Popular license trumps Gameplay as always.

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@hadlee73 @Mkeegs79 I'm sure it will lead to another game industry crash like in the 80s

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Judgement is actually pretty solid despite the score it got here id give it an 8. Id actually score it higher but I have beef with it's lack of maps. Technically it has the same amount of content map wise as gears 3 when it launched but the major difference is that half of those are only for overrun and the other half normal MP. At least there will be 2 free maps and execution mode is coming as free DLC. Now if we could just get King of the hill back. Oh and people keep complaining about horde mode its still there really. Survival mode is basically co op overrun(aka horde mode with a twist) instead of vs MP. Overall it is pretty fun and tosses some spice onto an aging formula.

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I wonder what people are doing with all those copies of The Walking Dead SI.

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Hardly surprising that judgement has sold less that GoW3 considering the millions they must've spent on advertising for 3 and pretty much the complete lack of advertising for Judgement.

Those adverts for 3 were amazing and the 2 piece of music chosen were fantastic. Haven't so much as seen a billboard for Judgement, let alone a tv spot.

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Aliens CM is still on there haha

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It's going to be really sad when survival instinct outsells Telltale's walking dead. I'm betting most of these people buying it have no idea what they're getting into. They just watch the show and when the commercial plays they go buy the game without a second thought.

God have mercy on their souls.

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@Kirchhoff-V Maybe they want to play a video game instead of a minimally interactive movie.

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The Walking Dead: SI's presence on this list disturbs me.

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@bannermanner What is really disturbing is that some on the community for the game on the Wii U actually really enjoy the game.

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@Mkeegs79 @bannermanner It's not perfect but it has it's moments

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I'm enjoying Gears Judgement, was hooked on Overrun mode all weekend!

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No real surprise about Gears topping the chart. No real surprise Gears 3 sold more in the UK in it's first week ( especially as it came out on a Tuesday not Friday ) although I am surprised by the magnitude!

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We have to keep in mind that this is the UK chart, and therefor insignificant. Those rioters will buy anything. 'MERICA

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@CriticalCritic coming from a hillbilly red necked hick from America no doubt. Don't shoot yourself in the foot while drinking yer moonshine ... I bet you wear plaid and own a shootgun ....
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@flyingdutchdog3 GRRR! You're so angry!

I bet you wear jolly rodgers and drink tea with your pinkie out. And yeah, I gotta couple of "shootguns" as you call them.
Side note: All guns shoot, idiot.

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yes as a matter of fact I do drink my tea with my pinkie up ... isn't that how you drink your beer? Since all you're capable of of is focusing on a typo I conclude you're a buffonic turd eating yokel who actually came to the conclusion that all "shootguns" shot. HeeHaw lol

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Oh yeah because everyone in the UK who buys videogames must be a rioter. Ignorant Moron!

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@On_the_edge1066 Jesus, are all Brits as savage as you? Hateful Bigot Jew.

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@On_the_edge1066 He is obviously a troll. I wouldn't worry about him.

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