Japan Loves Gears, Britain Doesn’t…anymore

Prepare yourselves for some shocking news, an Xbox 360 has debuted in the top 10 of the official Japanese Charts. Even more shocking is that it’s a third person shooter, a genre of games that the Japanese usually keep a 30 mile exclusion zone around.

Yes, a little known game (hmmm…maybe not) called Gears of War broke into the Japanese top 10 this week selling a very respectable 33,212 units. So why is Japan suddenly loving third person shooters and, more importantly, the Xbox 360? Well, there could be two reasons. First up is that the game went on sell for 7,140yen, a similar price point to new PS2 releases. The game also get a fantastic 37/40 rating from Famitsu, a magazine that can turn the fortunes of a game in Japan.

But it’s not such good news for Gears here in Blighty, the game has fallen out of the mutliformat top 10 for the first time since release in November, dropping down to 13th. Fellow 360 title Lost Planet is drops to number 2 this week to make way for the debuting World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade.

Originally Written By: Scott Webber

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