Gears Of War: Judgment, God Of War: Ascension Sales Underwhelm
Posted on Tuesday, April 16 @ 08:14:21 PST by Alex_Osborn
Last month brought the release of two major platform exclusives, one for the PlayStation 3 and one for the Xbox 360. Sadly, neither managed to perform all that well, making for a disappointing March for both Sony and Microsoft.
According to an investor note from Cowen & Company (courtesy ofGames Industry),Gears of War: Judgment sold a measly425,000 units. Compare that to the 2 million copies that Gears of War 3 sold in itsfirst month, andJudgment'sperformance appears all the more pathetic.
The same goes forGod of War: Ascension, which only sold360,000 units during March. In case you've forgotten, God of War IIIsold over 1 million in its first month when it launched in March three years ago.
So why the lackluster sales? Could it be that consumers simply aren't interested in side stories? Does a game need a number at the end of the title to be worth purchasing? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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