Gears of War the new GTA?

Locust splatter-fest Gears of War has muscled its way into the latest Japanese game chart, resting its undoubtedly icky-sticky boots at number seven which, given the slow sales of Xbox 360 in the Nintendo and Sony dominated country, must be worth at least 30 Achievement points.

Making it even more worthy of a generous round of applause is the fact that it's a Western developed game, which traditionally muster very little interest in Japan. In fact, the only titles developed West side that have had any real success East side are GTA III, GTA Vice City (San Andreas was only released yesterday) and the Ratchet & Clank games, and that's it.