Analysis – This Week’s Games Charts

By | 28/02/2018

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

This week’s number one, the King of Playstation 4 sports games Fifa 18 comes as no surprise as it’s been firmly placed in the charts selling millions of copies since release in Q4 2017. However it may come as a shock that last week’s number one and number two of the Playstation 4 game charts and the Xbox One game charts respectively (also our featured game), Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the best Playstation 4 RPG game of 2018 so far, has slipped way down to the number nine spot in this week’s Playstation 4 game charts and has left this week’s Xbox One charts entirely, being surpassed by the controversial new Playstation 4 release Metal Gear: Survive, the first major Metal Gear instalment without pioneering director Hideo Kojima, which has entered the this week’s PS4 top ten games straight in at number eight, seeing last week’s number nine holder Dynasty Warriors 9 leave the game charts.

Fifa 18 gameplay image

It is widely believed that  a major Metal Gear game without Kojima-san would be a spectacular flop but having seen the this week’s games chart, maybe some were too quick to assume the worst. We will let you know with our Metal Gear: Survive review soon.

Metal Gear Survive gameplay (Zombies on fire)

Being a ridiculously nerdy Metal Gear fan myself, I can only hope that the new game holds up to the Metal Gear legacy, however the good news is that Kojima-san is currently working on a sci-fi survival game (Death Stranding) starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus (Daryl) that is shaping up to be one of the most interesting games ever made.

Grand Theft Auto V is still seeing impressive console sales, still holding firm on this week’s Xbox One game charts and even moving up two spots in this week’s PS4 game charts from number four to number two.

To date, the hugely successful and popular open-world crim-sim has sold 90 million+ copies, due largely in part to the ongoing MMORPG(ish) attachment Grand Theft Auto Online, which is reportedly earning Take Two Interactive billions of dollars in revenue.

I believe perhaps that the sudden surge in sales my be due in part to the news of recent cease and dessist orders handed out by Rockstar Games to mutiple websites which offer “mod menus” for a price, which players can install and use to cause all kinds of mayhem in the game, such as exploding other players, spawning vehicles and giving out money.

The websites issued with said cease and dessist orders have since been shut down by their owners. This is great news since I myself recently stopped playing GTA Online because of the sheer amount of modded players I was witnessing, some of whom were completely ruining the game for me and indeed others.

Other AAA console chart game main-stay tites such as Call of Duty: WWII and Assassin’s Creed: Origins continue to perform admirably.

Both these hugely popular console games are still doing well in this week’s Playstation 4 game charts and this week’s Xbox One game charts, with Call of Duty: WWII moving up four places of this week’s Playstation 4 game charts to secure the number eight position, and upwards from number ten position to the number three spot in this week’s Xbox One game charts.

Epic open-world action/adventure game Assassin’s Creed: Origins is showing it’s chart game prowess, holding firm at number ten in this week’s Playstation 4 game charts and moving on up from the number nine position to the number seven spot in this week’s Xbox One game charts.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins has been holding nicely in the console game charts thanks to the developer’s steady stream of DLC and game modes (in an effort to keep the game alive) and the news of a second major DLC pack, The Curse of the Pharaohs, which you can read about here.

It would be interesting to see if the announcement of the new DLC can hold Assassin’s Creed: Origins in the charts or will news of the DLC’s brief delay knock it out of the top ten games?

This Week’s PC Game Charts Analysis

No new entry for this week’s PC game charts but some strong place holders continue to impress, namely The Sims 4 and a number of it’s expansions.

The Sims 4 currently sits at the number one position again, with it’s expansions The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs and The Sims 4: City Living holdng firm as none-movers in this week’s PC game charts with The Sims 4: Get to Work popping in at number nine.

The Sims 4 has been a very strong contender for the PC game charts since it’s release in 2014. The Sims 4 stays in the charts thanks to it’s steady release of expansions and it should continue to hold the charts since a new game pack, The Sims 4: Jungle Adventure (which you can read about here) has just been released.

The Sims 4 logo artwork with Sims

I am a huge The Sims fan myself so I am looking forward to sharing with you the Sims 4: Jungle Adventure review which is coming soon.

Another strong holder in this week’s PC game chart is Grand Theft Auto V.

To date the hugely successful and popular open-worldgame has sold almost 100 million copies and continues to dominate the Playstation 4 and Xbox One console game charts.

Moving down in this week’s PC game charts are Destiny 2 and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition, with Kingdom Come: Deliverance leaving this week’s charts altogether, quite the surprise giving it’s very strong sales across multiple platforms in previous weeks.

A surprise re-entry into the top ten PC games charts is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition.

This next generation remaster of Bethesda’s 2011 epic RPG continues to do well across the board with the release of a Nintendo Switch version that may have contributed to a surge in sales of PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

The Elder Scrolls series is among my favourite games with myself even spending quite some time in the The Elder Scrolls Online. Rumours abound concerning The Elder Scrolls VI, however Bethesda has not confirmed anything as of yet. We will let you know as soon as official confrmation of The Elder Scrolls VI comes in.

Last but not least, an honorable mention of this week’s PC chart games goes to Football Manager 2018 (read review here) which along with The Sims 4: Cats and Dogs holds off Battlefield 1, planting it’s feet firmly into the soil of the number two spot.

This Week’s Nintendo Switch Game Charts Analysis

A few none-movers in this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts, however a new entry of a Nintendo Switch edition of a popular console game threatens the comfort of some of the Nintendo Switch game chart mainstayers.

This week’s Nintendo Switch game charts has new entry, Pay Day 2: Switch Edition, coming straight in at the number nine spot, actually knocking Nintendo power player Pokemon Tournament DX out of this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts.

The Pay Day series of games has garnered successful sales on the Playstation and Xbox consoles in previous years, although it has not enjoyed the same kinds of sales as other very popular game series of the same genre such as Grand Theft Auto and Saint’s Row.

Pay Day 2 artwork (clown masked thief)

Pay Day 2: Switch Edition review is coming soon.

Rising through this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts are Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2.

Super Mario Odyssey is at number three in this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts, having previously been at number four, continuing it’s fluctuating pattern.

Super Mario Odyssey sees a return to the familiar play style of the classic Super Mario games allowing people of a certain age, myself included, to take a quick dip in the ocean of nostalgia.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has climbed up one place from the number five spot to the number four position in this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts.

Breath of the Wild is being hailed as the gretest Legend of Zelda game yet, and indeed one of the greatest games ever made. Questing, fantasy storyline and and strong RPG survival action continues to ensure success for many games in the genre and Nintendo seems to be doing something right; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won game of the year at this year’s DICE awards and picked up three others. You can read about the awards here and the game review here.

With returning game series’ such as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo does an excellent job of making older gamers feel unforgotten and valued, all the while delivering fresh and new content without the sacrifice of what made these game great in the first place.

Continued popularity for interactive motor control games such as 1-2 Switch and Just Dance 2018 sees these two games continue to keep steady sales resulting in them keeping positions at number six and number ten respectievly in this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts. Another none-mover is Fifa 18 which was released recently for the Nintendo Switch and is believed to have helped bolster sales for Fifa 18 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

Epic action game Bayonetta 2 and the crazy fun Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle have slipped down this week’s Nintendo Switch game charts to five and eight respectively. A harsh blow for Bayonetta 2 which was at the number one spot as a new release in last week’s Nintendo Switch game charts.

So, a lot of drama in the game charts this week with some titles pushed in to stir the pot a little even pushing out prevous good sellers.

Will some of these games force their way back in a reclaim glory? Will the Goliaths such as The Sims 4 and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe be toppled by this week’s Davids Metal Gear: Survive and Pay Day 2: Switch Edition? Find out next week when we will have another analysis of the charts for your favourite platforms.

You can view this week’s charts here:

Please share your thought in the comments section.

– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

One thought on “Analysis – This Week’s Games Charts

  1. Michael Gore

    Will the Sims ever leave the charts?

    They have been there constantly with every new version. I think thats the Sims 5 sorted then; they said they were’nt going to make Sims 5 if Sims 4 didn’t do well.

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