UK Charts: Gears of War Judgment hits top, Walking Dead in at third

Monday, 25th March 2013 10:23 GMT By Dave Cook

Gears of War: Judgment is the new UK number one this week, followed by the poorly-reviewed Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. The delay in review code seems to have worked after all.

Gears of War: Judgment has released straight in at number one, following a string of positive reviews. You can check out our review score round-up here.

You can also check out my appraisal of People Can Fly’s shooter here.

Meanwhile, the poorly-received Walking Dead: Survival Instinct comes in at third. There were no reviews of the game ahead of launch because we’ve heard that most outlets didn’t receive code and many had to buy it themselves at launch.

I questioned why we hadn’t played or seen much of it at all when I interviewed developer Terminal Reality. Read what they had to say here.

Finally, newcomer Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has come in at seventh place. It’s a wonder RPG that fans of Dark Souls and those kinds of games will surely love. You can check out my ‘Noob’s Journey’ blog on the game – with gameplay videos – here.

Now then, that chart in full:

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. Black Ops 2

What do you think of the above?



  1. loveaya

    The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct at the third…British……..

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    Would be interesting to know the MH3U split (3DS and WiiU).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Fucking idiotic. Sometimes, you really have to wonder… The explanation is plain as day, but THIS ^^ is what’s guiding the decisions, more often than not! Are there any kind of numbers on overall percentage trends – was last week a “good” week for software sales?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Beta

    People have obviously just seen the walking dead name and bought it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Francis O

    Wow, I’m surprised to see a Wii U game in the top ten, considering the low install base of the Wii U in Europe. Nintendo just needs more time to get their games out.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    It’s not just a WiiU game though – hence my question in @2. EG did note that Nintendoland broke into the top 40 (at 39) for the first time in ages. So there would have been a slight upsurge in WiiU purchases. There was a WiiU MHU3 bundle in the UK too.

    Actually …

    Shows 3DS/WiiU versions at 10 and 12 respectively in the individual charts.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SplatteredHouse

    @6 Do you suppose that MHU3 portable outsold the Wii version? But, yeah, Francis it took the combined mass of sales of 3ds and Wii U to raise MHU3 to the towering heights of seventh in the chart. Curse the lack of context. It’s almost a mystery of what any of it means! *grumble* *mumble*

    I would like to see opinion over whether for a fan-fave, released on two platforms it is that impressive to land where it has. Is there any kind of import market that would have effected wk1 turnout? What’s the length of delay between regions – what does this outcome tell? Again, context. :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    First Gears game I haven’t been bothered with. :/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    Extra details on the numbers, from EDGE online:

    “Gears Of War 3 – which sold four times as many copies [as GoW:J] during its first week on sale.”

    As for MHU3: “There was a fairly even split of sales across the two formats, too, with 3DS accounting for 55 per cent of sales, and Wii U the rest.”

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ChristianPerdomo

    Of course gears is at top what a surprise.

    #10 2 years ago

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