Analysis – Game Charts – 03/03/2018

By | 06/03/2018

Here is this week’s run down of the top ten charts this week for all four major platforms.

Get the latest on the uppers, downers, none-movers and new entries for this week’s game charts across all major platforms, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

This Week’s Playstation 4 and Xbox One Game Charts Analysis

No new releases make an entry in this week’s Playstation 4 game charts or even Xbox One game charts, however one of last year’s favourites makes a re-entry. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, one of the best horror games of 2017 has seemingly risen from death to wrap it’s decaying undead hands around the number eight position. There are some factors at play here that may explain the sudden re-appearance of a one year old game; the game is currently running at a permanent 40% price cut and The Walking Dead is back on TV. Coincidence?

Resident Evil 7 gameplay image of Baker house

Since it’s release in January 2017, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has sold almost five million copies and has won numerous game awards including Global Game Awards Best Horror Game, Best VR Exerience and Game of the Year 2017. I personally went through quite a bit of clean underwear while making my way around the Baker family farm.

Best-selling building game Minecraft has also re-entered this week’s PS4 and Xbox One game charts edging the charts at number ten and eight respectively.

Last week’s surprise entry Metal Gear Survive which has slipped down one place to the number nine slot. Other slip-downs include epic actioner Shadow of the Colossus 2018 re-master (read review here) and crazy platformer Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. Assassin’s Creed Origins is barely hanging on at the number ten poistion of this week’s Xbox One game charts while having left the PS4 game charts altogether, which I suspect won’t be for long as the new DLC, Curse of the Pharaoh’s is released very soon, which you can  read about here.

This weeks none movers are the best selling usual suspects, Grand Theft Auto V, Fifia 18 and Monster Hunter World (read review here) all of which continue with solid sales performance in both the PS4 game charts and Xbox One game charts, while Fifa 18 is still at number one in PS4 game charts, however it has slipped down in Xbox One game charts to the number five position as Forza Horizon 3, Call of Duty: WWII and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds are running on full steam towards the top with PUBG actually toppling the king of games Grand Theft Auto V off of the number one position in the Xbox One game charts.

This Week’s PC Game Charts Analysis

Yet again there are no new releases in this week’s PC game charts, however there are a couple of re-entries in to the slots. Ultra realistic flight simulator X-Plane 11 has re-entered the PC game charts atmosphere like a moribund space shuttle, followed directly by EA’s great-playing but flawed Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and indie, comedic, stealth horror game Hello Neighbour, all landing safely at seven, eight and nine respectively.

The dominator of this week’s PC game charts is The Sims 4, still holding firm at number one followed by The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs expansion pack, The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack and The Sims 4 Get to Work: expansion pack all of which are holding their own at positions three, four and six. The Sims 4 expansion packs are selling fantastically well this week and having probably been helped along by this week’s featured game The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure game pack which was released on 27/02/3018. You can read the CXG full review here.

The Sims 4 gameplay image

Best selling games Football Manager 2018 and Grand Theft Auto V are this week’s PC game chart none-movers, holding down teh fort at opposite ends of the specturm with Footall Manager 2018 fixed securely at the number two poistion and GTAV at number ten. You can read the Football Manager 2018 review here.

This Week’s Nintendo Switch Game Charts Analysis

This week’s Nintendo Switch game charts has more ups and downs than a rollercoaster designed by a maniac.

Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 have all inched their way up the ranks into two, three and five positions respectively whilst Fifa 18, 1-2 Switch and Bayonetta 2 have dropped some places, residing at four, seven and eight. You can read a review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild here.

As with this week’s console and PC charts, this week’s Nintendo Switch charts has no new releases but there are a couple of re-entries. Pokemon Tournament DX has clawed it’s way back in at the number nine spot, followed by  LEGO Worlds.

This week’s exits, surprisingly, include new criminal simulation Pay Day 2 and mover and shaker Just Dance 2018, both of which had been selling well in previous weeks but they just couldn’t seem to hang on this week.

However, keeping hold of it’s crown at the number one spot of this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts is the perkiest racer ever made, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe which has held the number one spot for two weeks now, not bad for technically a five year old game; Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is a port (to Nintendo Switch) of Mario Kart 8 which was originally released for the Nintendo Wii-U.

Super Mario as featured in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe has all the great features of Mario Kart 8 with the added benefits of current generation platforms such as full HD graphics, additional content (arenas, races and characters) and re-worked Battle Mode.

To date Mario Kart 8: Deluxe for Nintendo Switch has sold almost eight million copies, currently sandwiched in this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts between Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

At a Glance

To sum up, there’s not much happening in this week’s game charts. There are some movers but the majority of games seem to be sitting securely. However, there are some notable releases due in the coming weeks including Final Fantasy XV and Far Cry V with some potentially chart-breaking oldies on the way such as Burnout Paradise Re-mastered and Devil May Cry HD. Will the old win out against the new? Only time will tell. Check back over the next few weeks for the latest official game charts for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch here at ChartX Games.

 

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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

One thought on “Analysis – Game Charts – 03/03/2018

  1. Michael Gore Post author

    Kind of weird that there are no new entries this week but is nice to see some returning favorites. Minecraft seems to be doing well.

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