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

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.

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Cocozero1911d ago

Not surprising at all, there is next to no hype for the game whatsoever I dont even think MS has an ad campaign for it.

But it did still get to No. 1

StrongMan1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

Not surprising indeed. MS did have a huge campaign for it. I saw commercials for it everyday with the guy and his dog named Boss. Hardly anyone was interested in the game. The series probably needs a break. We saw this coming with extremely low pre orders.

Lvl_up_gamer1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

I saw on the news (CP24 News) yesterday that Gears Judgement has sold 2 million copies in the US alone so far. If you notice, the headline says "PAL" regions.

However it still came in #1 on the charts if you actually read the article and says that it sold about a quarter of what it's predecessors sold in their first week.

In Europe alone Gears 3 sold 700,000 units. 1/4 of that is 175,000. I would like to know how the writer of the article knows the sales of the other PAL regions like Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Maybe we should wait to see some actual sales figures before a certain legion of fanboys start saying hardly anyone was interested in the game when they don't even have any evidence at all as to how well it's selling.

SDF Repellent1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

LOL @ Strongman,

Dude, just give it up already, it hits #1 on the chart in which God of War failed to do in its first week. So if Gears is in trouble, then what about God of War? Gears of war 3 sold 332k in its 1st week in the UK, so that means Judgement sold about 83k... which is nearly 3x as much as God of war ascension sold in the UK in its 1st week (29k)

Another thing is this is a side story and not a real Gears installment, kind of like Halo ODST, so the lower sales was to be expected, but of course that never crosses your mind during another episode of your regular MS trolling. smh

Kurt Russell1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

I've not seen any advertising in the UK for it, apart from a poster in the corner of HMV.

Tbh, they messed with things that put gears heads like me off of it, and didn't entice a more casual audience. I'll get it eventually, but the demo of the new mode was slow paced and limiting... hardly something to make me rush out and buy it over Bioshock.

chaos-lockheart1911d ago

@SDF Repellent

Sales means nothing. Why? example, some games I thought was so good that I bought the game just to find out how shitty it is. 10000 people might buy it doesn't mean half of them will like it, so still makes a game sucks dick. But I'm sure GOWJ is really good by the previous games.

AngelicIceDiamond1910d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

While the game didn't sell nearly as great as Gears 3 it took over Tomb raider for the no. 1 spot in the UK.
Facts clearly don't mean anything to you so... a what the hell, this for anybody else that's interested.

@Killzoner If nobody cares about Gears than what's that say about GoW then smart guy? There both AAA franchises but prequels turn allot people off, obviously.

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Killzoner991911d ago

Oh well, another Microsoft franchise meets it's end. Not like this one will be missed.

Good_Guy_Jamal1911d ago

Sold more than Ascension. Is God of War also on its way out? I counted 3 Xbox 360 exclusives on the top 40 chart and only 1 ps3. 20 games in the top 40 for for xbox 360, that's half! Tell me again N4G how xbox has no games.

Tontus1911d ago

@Good_Guy_Jamal It sold more than God of War: Ascension in the UK, ONE LITTLE COUNTRY. God of War: Ascension will 100% outsell Gears of War: Judgment world-wide lifetime.

Gears: J will have awful legs (the series has always had poor legs) once fans realise how mediocre it is, thus word of mouth will be piss poor and the game will sell no more than 3-3.5m lifetime. Gears of War games are always front-loaded and if Gears:J is already doing poorly then its legs are going to be horrible.

God of War: Ascension is a GREAT game and will open to huge numbers and have great legs reaching 4-4.5m lifetime. If Gears:J sells a little more in its opening week it will be just an insignificant lead, God of War: Ascension has more fans and the game is actually great so it will have better word of mouth and will come out on top.

Just wait for NPD data for the month of March and God of War: Ascension will do much better, even if you took away a weeks worth of sales due to the head-start God of War: Ascension will still outsell Gears of War: Judgment in the USA.

Gears of War will be dead and forgotten long before God of War. In fact, God of War is just getting started, a quote from the easter egg in God of War: Ascension, "When the Earth stops, the journey begins...".

ILive1911d ago


You are really irritating. Do you have some sort of vendetta against ascension, god of war in general.

Skips1911d ago (Edited 1910d ago )

LOL! @ Good_Guy_Jamal

I like how this article uses the UK chart and tries to pass it off as the PAL region chart!

This is the source that the article leads you too. lol!

Anyways, what Tontus said...

"Gears: J will have awful legs (the series has always had poor legs) once fans realize how mediocre it is, thus word of mouth will be piss poor"

Just look how people have reacted to this game!!! You honestly think Judgement is going to KEEP ON SELLING with how mediocre fans think the game is already?

Amazon Buyers: 2.8 / 5

GameStop Buyers: 6.1 / 10

Meta Users: 5.6/ 10

And before anybody says "Bu bu buuuut!!! Those are just TROLLS!!!!!"

People rated Gears 3 a 4.5 / 5 on Amazon and a 9.1 / 10 on GameStop

Gears 3 = Solid sales AFTER launch as well. (Because it was actually a good game)
Gears J = uuhmmm, not so much.

It'll be Final Fantasy XIII all over again. Sales will just COMPLETELY take a nose dive by like, next week. lol

Ezz20131911d ago (Edited 1910d ago )


you said this :
** I counted 3 Xbox 360 "exclusives" on the top 40 chart**

1. after you said that...i looked at the UK charts
i saw one xbox exclusive and two multiplat games
(TR and TWD)are you finaly gone mad and now count multiplat games as exclusives ?!

2.gears of war J sold a quarter of Gears 3 in it first week
while GOW ascension have the 2nd biggest 1 week in GOW games
now look at the other numbers from Netherlands
Ireland,Denmark,Germany,Franc e etc
look here
where is gears outside of UK ?!

i will be here

spicelicka1910d ago

Lol tontus and Jamal are like two testicle fanboys on the opposite sides of the sack

whoyouwit041910d ago

bthe fact that 19 people agreed with you shows this site is full of uninformed Sony fan boys how is this the end of the franchise when it out sold that crappy ass god of war game. It probably will out sell it in the end as well with the little advertisement that has been put behind it. and I guarantee it will out sell god of war first week sells.

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otherZinc1911d ago

@SDF Repellent,

That could be the Post of the Year!

Also, Judgment is fantastic! I've only played the single player on Hardcore Mode, now I'm playing Aftermath. I cant wait to play Insane Mode! I'll play co-op with others after I finish Aftermath.

The game is loaded with options, features, & modes to make Judgment last months.

Marvelous game, period!

omi25p1910d ago

It also has alot to do with the fact the game is AWFUL.

Its killed everything that was good in Gears.

They somehow managed to make Cole Train Boring.

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CaptainSheep1911d ago

I guess prequels just don't do well.
Unfortunately, GoW: Ascension also sold less than GoW3. The game's AMAZING, though.

tigertron1911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

I've only seen online adverts, I haven't seen anything else about this game, which is surprising as Microsoft usually markets the crap out of its games.

Anyway, the article is a bit stupid. It's acting as if Judgment has been out for ages. It's not even been out for a week in Europe and they're acting like it's a total flop.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1911d ago

seems like most games are selling less than their predecessor.

boing11911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

Just shows that MS has given up on their core audience. I really hope that won't be the case with 720.

BabyTownFrolics1911d ago

So judgement sold more than ascension yet this is a sign that MS has given up on their core audience? What does that say about Sony then? Oh I forgot where I am. Good thing I have no more bubbles to lose.

juandren1911d ago

Difference - this is Microsoft's only core release for the year

boing11911d ago (Edited 1911d ago )

What? And how much money did you get from those sales? Do you know that MS invested in tv production company to create interactive shows for 720? Enjoy your games. They are better with Kinect.

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