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Europe Weekly Chart ending Mar 23rd 2013

Gears of War: Judgment (X360) 188,159
Tomb Raider (2013) (PS3) 48,460
SimCity (2013) (PC) 44,085
God of War: Ascension (PS3) 41,763
Tomb Raider (2013) (X360) 36,905
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (X360) 30,002
Monster Hunter Tri (3DS) 29,611
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) 28,722
Monster Hunter Tri (WiiU) 25,229

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Good_Guy_Jamal1188d ago (Edited 1188d ago )

Interesting. As I pointed out earlier this week, PS3 owners seem to prefer Tomb Raider over GoWA (330k in 2 weeks vs 155k in 2 weeks). And this time it isn't just the UK, but the entire continent.
I hope Microsoft and SONY take the hint, prequels aren't necessary when you've already wrapped up the main story with pretty much nothing left to say that needs to be said.
That is why both Gears and GoW are under-performing*, people want to move on. . .except of course in rare occasions, like Halo Reach. That story had to be told!

*based on the performance of previous installments.

bicfitness1187d ago

Both GeoW: J and GoW: A were unnecessary prequels. Products that neither consumers nor the marketplace asked for. I'm glad that sales are middling. Each of these franchises should have been brought into next-gen with the development dollars wasted on these projects.

Skips1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

"PS3 owners seem to prefer Tomb Raider over GoWA"

LOL @ a 7,000 difference. XD

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

God Of War Ascension first week sales: 663,692

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

Tomb Raider first week sales: 538,224

"people want to move on. . .except of course in rare occasions, like Halo Reach. That story had to be told!"

Or Chains Of Olympus and Ghost Of Sparta? :D

Good_Guy_Jamal1187d ago

7000 difference despite the fact that TR is week 3 and Ascension is week 2 sales.
Notice how Chains of Olympus came before GoW 3 came along to wrap up the series?
Notice how I said "aren't necessary when you've
already wrapped up the main story
with pretty much nothing left to say
that needs to be said..."
I also noticed how you edited your comment to remove the link from vgchartz cause you realised that Ghost of Sparta which came after GoW 3 tanked in terms of sales compared to CoO.
3 million vs 800k
Chain of Olympus is a story that needed to be told and people bought it.
Ghost of Sparta was yet another prequel that didn't need to be told and people largely ignored it.
Before you go saying sales don't matter, notice how this is a sales article.

Skips1187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

"I also noticed how you edited your comment to remove the link from vgchartz cause you realized that Ghost of Sparta which came after GoW 3 tanked in terms of sales compared to CoO."

Nice assumption buddy. Of course you're wrong, reason why I edited it was because I knew there was no point in comparing a prequel that came out RIGHT AFTER GOW2 and a second prequel that came out in the SAME YEAR AS THE SERIES FINALE. If I really cared about that, wouldn't it just be easier to completely LEAVE OUT GOS??? LMAO

"Ghost of Sparta was yet another prequel that didn't need to be told and people largely ignored it."

How? It came out in the same year as GOW3. LMFAO! Of course people would be buying GOW3 over GOS. Do you have any idea how better the sales would be if it came out like a year before the finale? Anyways, since when is almost a million sales a tank?

Guess these titles "tanked" too right???

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

Considering they didn't sell ANYWHERE CLOSE to any of the main installments??? Or other prequels/spin offs in the series. -___-

"7000 difference despite the fact that TR is week 3 and Ascension is week 2 sales"

AGAIN LMFAO! @ your paltry 7,000 difference.

Maybe you should compare what matters kiddo.

God Of War Ascension first week sales: 663,692
Tomb Raider first week sales: 538,224

Over 100,000 difference. XD

That pretty much shows that, PS3 owners prefer GOW: Ascension over Tomb Raider.

@below

"So you're admitting the very point I made?"

Uhhhhhhhm no, first of all. Your FIRST point of "PS3 owners seem to prefer Tomb Raider over GoWA" was proven FALSE by...

God Of War Ascension first week sales: 663,692
Tomb Raider first week sales: 538,224

And second of all, how can your second point of "That is why both Gears and GoW are under-performing*, people want to move on. . .except of course in rare occasions, like Halo Reach." be proven right when we aren't even CLOSE to knowing what life time sales are for GOW Ascension. LMFAO!

If you ask me, Ascension seems to be on track in actually OUTSELLING Chains Of Olympus if first week sales are anything to go by. XD

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

Chains of Olympus first week sales: 160,909

http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...

Ascension first week sales: 663,692

If you honestly think Ascension probably selling 3-4 million LIFETIME is disappointing.

Then WOOOOOOOOOOOW dude, just wow. XD

Good_Guy_Jamal1187d ago

So you're admitting the very point I made? That prequels that come after the main series have been wrapped up are unnecessary and largely ignored.
So what exactly are you arguing here? Gears Judgement, Ascension, Ghost of Sparta. All prequels that came after the main series wrapped up. All 3 suffered less than series standard sales.

SOD_Delta1187d ago

I own a PS3 and I prefer Tomb Raider over GoW:A (I've beaten both)

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black9111187d ago

That sad think is that Gears is one of the only exclusive 360 franchises and it's still flopping. How Sad!

SDF Repellent1187d ago

Good Xbox 360 sales. Gears of war doing great in its opening week.

SOD_Delta1187d ago

While GeoW: J sold well. It's the weakest one in the series for first week sales.

SDF Repellent1187d ago

The same can be said for God of War, Killzone 3, and many others. The thing people forget that this game is not really a main Gears of War game made by Epic, it is developed by their recently purchased studio, PCF, and it is a side story without its man characters as lead. In that aspect, it did what I have expected it to do in terms of sales, which is still pretty good.

SOD_Delta1187d ago

"The thing people forget that this game is not really a main Gears of War game made by Epic, it is developed by their recently purchased studio, PCF"

Doesn't that support the opposite of what you're saying? If people don't know that it's made by People Can Fly shouldn't that bolster sales?

Either way it looks like a good game and I hope it sells well. Bulletstorm was a good game that deserved better.

xursz1187d ago

Monster Hunter not doing great on Nintendo's consoles. Hopefully this convinces CAPCOM to get their head out of their arse and start making better decisions that aren't just for that quick buck.

Or better yet sell the license for MH to a more competent publisher.

AWBrawler1187d ago

are you kidding me? monster hunter is in the top 10 twice. Wii U and 3DS and the Wii U even saw a boost in sales due to it.

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chrisarsenalsavart1187d ago

the point we can all agree on is we need new experiences, and i think next gen can,t come soon enough.