Not a lot of action in the charts across all major platforms this week as there are no new console releases and yet again we have the same titles at the number one spots, while the PC video game chart’s usual suspects get moved down thanks to the latest World of Warcraft expansion, “Battle for Azeroth”, which marches it’s armies straight to the number one spot.
Check this week’s video game charts action:
This Week’s Featured Game – WoW: Battle for Azeroth
World of Warcraft probably needs no introduction being one of the biggest MMORPGs of all time. Since release in 2004, World of Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment has been the most subscribed online game in history with over 100 million accounts having been created with an currently active 5 million players earning Blizzard almost $10 billion.
World of Warcraft has spawned many expansions, seven in total with the latest, Battle for Azeroth having been launched on 14th of August 2018.
Directly following on from the events of World of Warcraft: Legion, in the new expansion the world of Azeroth has begun to secrete a magical substance which has become known as Azerite. Sylvanas Windrunner, the infamous War Chief hatches a plan to take over the continent of Kalimdor by uniting the Horde in order to control the harvest of Azerite and take advantage of it’s magical potential.
In the process of her Windrunner’s campaign the Night Elf holdings are taken over and their capital city Darnassus is destroyed prompting a military strike from The Alliance on Windrunner’s base The Undercity. The ensuing chaos of the war ends with The Horde having successfully overtaken Kalimdor while the Eastern Kingdoms are held by The Alliance. The war for the rest of Azeroth has begun as each side now sets out to strengthen their armies with allies from afar.
Notable features of the expansion include the level cap being raised to 120, up to sixteen character slots, level 110 character boost and the addition of ten new dungeons. The expansion also features;
Six New Playable Races
The addition of a whopping six new races is sure to add a new element of fun for even the most seasoned WoW player.
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Two New Kingdoms to Explore
Kul Tiras (Alliance)
Explore plains, forests and canals as you encounter Pirates and Witches in this fractured Kingdom.
Cross swamps and desert but beware of powerful trolls and dinosaurs.
See more features and media on the expansion’s official site: Battle for Azeroth
PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts Breakdown
PS4 fans show no signs of losing any love for Kratos as the angry Demi-God is still sitting on the thrown at the number one spot for yet another week and LEGO: The Incredibles has also refused to budge. God of War has been a PS4 top ten (and indeed number one) mainstay since release in April this year. Having changed the formula a little seems to have paid of big time for Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Grand Theft Auto V continues it’s slow climb up the PlayStation 4 video game charts following the release of the After Hours DLC as it gains one position again this week followed by Call of Duty: WWII. Other climbers this week include;
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- The Crew 2
- The Last of Us: Remastered
Last week’s new entry and ChartX Games Featured Game Madden NFL 19 loses some ground this week as it fumbles the ball and drops three spots as does creepy puzzler Hello Neighbor, while We Happy Few leaves the top ten making way for a re-entry by top ten lurker Detroit: Become human.
See the full PS4 charts here: PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts
Xbox One Video Game Charts Breakdown
A solid top three spots which remain unchanged this week for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy which has seen very impressive sales over the last couple of months, Grand Theft Auto V being helped out by the release of a new DLC and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds hunkers down yet again.
PUBG announced earlier this week that they had surpassed 100 million downloads for the Android version of the massive Battle Royale game (read more) while a new limited edition PUBG Xbox One controller featuring rubber grips (read more) has also been revealed.
There’s also some ground gained by AAA titles Call of Duty: WWII, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Microsoft self-published hit Sea of Thieves and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege while Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition makes a top ten re-appearance.
There are only two titles moving down this week as we see LEGO: The Incredibles lose some momentum and the overhaul novelty begins to wear off for No Man’s Sky.
See the full Xbox game charts here: Xbox One Video Game Charts
Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Breakdown
Not surprisingly Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at the number one spot again this week as it refuses to be moved and neither does Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which also retains it’s relatively respectable position.
Minecraft also moves up the Nintendo Switch video game charts as do other re-masters Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Howevr some major titles take a hit as we see Super Mario Odyssey take a fall along with Mario Tennis Aces, Splatoon 2 and LEGO: The Incredibles.
See the full Switch game charts here: Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts
Windows PC Video Game Charts Breakdown
Our featured game World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth comes straight in at the number one spot this week knocking off long running number one Football Manager 2018 and ultimately pushing down almost all of the rest of the PC video game charts. Football Manager has reigned supreme for a month now having knocked off The Sims 4 for a while which also seems to be a PC top spot omni-presence.
Due to the release and great starting position of Battle for Azeroth the following titles have been displaced;
- The Sims 4
- The Sims 4: Seasons
- The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
- The Sims 4: City Living
- The Sims 4: Get to Work
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim :Legendary Edition
However, things aren’t all moving downwards as X-Plane 11 continues it’s successsful flight of late as it gains altitude by moving up aspot this week as does Call of Duty: Black Ops III which has re-entered the top ten.
See the full PC game charts here: Windows PC Video Game Charts
Video Game Charts Weekly – A Pretty Boring Week
A pretty boring week for the video game charts across consoles as we just see more of the same continuing pretty lackluster titles’ run of good luck. God of War is getting old now and I’m sick of seeing Crash Bandicoot, and don’r even get me started on the Nintendo Switch charts; an actual new game anyone? I mean come on, are Nintendo really just going keep releasing Wii-U remasters?
While it’s not much better over on PC charts since the only new title we get there is an expansion pack for WoW with the rest of the charts being made up almost entirely of The Sims 4 and it’s expansions.
The good news is that Autumn is almost upon us and that mean brand new Q4 titles and there are some treats on the way such as Spiderman for PS4 owners and a brand new Call of Duty, however this one may or may not hit the target with the exclusion of a single player campaign which has been swapped for a (yawn) Battle Royale Mode.
Anyway, that’s all from me this week (sorry for the rant) and I hope you enjoyed this week’s video game charts breakdown. I would love the know what you guys think of this week’s action so please leave some comments and/or questions below and I will get back the you.
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