Gears of War beats Walking Dead in all formats chart

Gears of War: Judgment has topped the UK charts in its debut week of release.

It fought off strong competition from other new releases, with The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct debuting in third and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in seventh.

Despite the strong sales, Gears of War: Judgment was outsold by 2011 release Gears of War 3 by as much as four times in its week of release.

Last week fellow prequel and platform exclusive God of War Ascension saw a similar decline in launch sales over its predecessor God of War 3.

Elsewhere, last week’s number one Tomb Raider drops to second place, while Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 and God of War Ascension fall to fifth and sixth respectively.

The chart in full:
1. (-) Gears of War: Judgment (Microsoft)
2. (1) Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
3. (-) The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Activision)
4. (6) FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts)
5. (4) Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (City Interactive)
6. (2) God of War: Ascension (Sony)
7. (-) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)
8. (5) SimCity (Electronic Arts)
9. (7) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
10. (9) Black Ops 2 (Activision)
11. (19) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami)
12. (8) Crysis 3 (Electronic Arts)
13. (11) Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
14. (13) Skylanders Giants (Activision)
15. (14) Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
16. (21) Aliens: Colonial Marines (SEGA)
17. (16) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
18. (28) Sonic & All Stars Racing (SEGA)
19. (12) Hitman: Absolution (Square Enix)
20. (17) LEGO Batman DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2013 UKIE Ltd.