Tomb Raider, Gears of War and God of War aren’t meeting sales target

Sales for Tomb RaiderGod of War and Gears of War franchises haven’t been doing that well according to reports.


The March sales for God of War: Ascension and Gears of War: Judgement have been disappointing to say the least. According to VGChartz, Gears of War: Judgement has sold only over 580,000 units in the US during 3 weeks of its release. The previous game, Gears of War 3, sold over 2 million units in 3 weeks during its release in September 2011. I’m guessing people aren’t as interested in the prequel to the Gears of War franchise.


God of War: Ascension sales are over 580,000 units during the four weeks of release, compared to over 1 million units sold for God of War 3 during its four weeks of release in March 2010.

Yeah, that is a big decline in sales and interest. The lesson? Perhaps many gamers see these as cash grabs and lazy attempts at creating another game in the series.

Tomb Raider

Even though the Tomb Raider reboot is getting a lot of rave reviews, the game sold a little over 600,000 units during the four weeks of release. The game has sold over 1.8 million units worldwide to date, yet Square Enix offered different numbers, which was 3.4 million (probably meaning shipped units). Even with the reported amount of 3.4 million, the company said it didn’t meet target sales. What kind of trouble are they in if 3.4 million units sold is considered a failure?

Well, you know what game is doing really good? BioShock Infinite. It has sold over 1.4 million units worldwide in two weeks already.

Source: Square Enix, VGChartz

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