Analysis – Game Charts – 10/03/2018

By | 15/03/2018

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, non-movers and new entries for this week’s game charts across all major platforms, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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

Three new entries into this week’s PS4 and Xbox One game charts, with TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge slipstreaming itself up to the number one and three position in Xbox One game charts and PS4 game charts respectively, and a new full immersion virtual reality game Bravo Team at the number one postion in the PS4 game charts courtesy of Supermassive Games for Playstation VR and trailing straight in to the number ten spot on this week’s PS4 game charts is Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

Bravo Team PSVR Gameplay Image

Not really known for 1st person shooters, Supermassive games are the creative studio behind Little Big Planet, however this is not their first attempt at a FPS game or indeed VR, having previously released Killzone HD and Tumble VR.

This week’s PS4 number one game Bravo Team is the UK’s first number one VR game.

Set in afictional Eastern Europe, Bravo Team’s action kicks in when the President Bravo Team is escorting is suddenly assassinated. Primarily focusing on fast-paced co-operative gameplay, the UK’s first number one VR game promises to deliver a FPS experience unlike any other currently available. Out now for PS4, Bravo Team requires Playstation VR in order to experience, partnered with PSVR Aim Playstation motion controller for optimal enjoyment.

There are no climbers in this week’s PS4 game charts however it’s a different story over the fence as Forza Horizon 3, Rainbow 6: Siege and Rocket League: Collector’s Edition all move up the ranks to cuase a little bit of trouble for some of the Xbox One game charts major players; Call of Duty WWII has slipped down in both Xbox One and PS4 game charts, Grand Theft Auto V holds steady on the PS4 game chartsbut has taken a tumble down to five in the Xbox One game charts and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (previously Xbox One number one) has been shunted off into second place.

This Week’s PC Game Charts Analysis

Only one new entry this week for the PC game charts with Life is Strange: Before the Storm coming straight in at number 3. Which isn’t a bad position, its just bad luck that PC heavyweights Football Manager 2018 and The Sims 4 are both still swapping around the number one and two positions.

The dominator of this week’s PC game charts is still The Sims 4, being pushed down to number two, but it’s expansions The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs expansion, The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack and The Sims 4: Bundle Pack 9 expansion pack are sitting pretty in the PC game charts, even though The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs has slipped down to the number four spot and The Sims 4 Get to Work: expansion pack has been relegated from the top ten, humorously being replaced by The Sims 4: Bundle Pack 9.

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

Grand Theft Auto V, X-Plane 11 and Skyrim Legendary Edition have all moved up the ladder to stay in the major player’s club of the PC game charts, with GTA V having never left the game charts across all major platforms since it’s release almost five years ago.

This Week’s Nintendo Switch Game Charts Analysis

It’s a good week for Nintendo as their self published titles dominate this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all sitting firmly at numbers one, two and three respectively for the second week in a row. Other non-movers are Splatoon 2 and Pokken Tournament DX both solidly seated at numbers five and nine.

This week’s Nintendo Switch game charts has no new releases but The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch Edition has re-entered the charts, hanging on at number ten.

All that is left are the climbers with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, 1-2 Switch and LEGO worlds seeing better sales this week, firmly planting them in to nice positions (four, six and eight respectively) which means tha 50% of this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts is held by Nintendo self published titles.

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 followed in this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts by Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

At a Glance

To sum up, this week’s charts has a rollercoaster theme with hardly any new entries, existing titles moving up and down and some heavyweights refusing to be shifted. 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

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