A nice shake up in the video game charts this week as some major AAA title releases battle it out for viable positions this week with EA’s FIFA rival, Konami football game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 coming in hard on the console charts.
It’s also a great week for Sony Computer Entertainment as they see five self-published titles in the PS4 top ten but there’s a strangely similar result for Microsoft as they see the same, also holding 50% of the Microsoft video game charts.
Pretty much the same old, same old with Nintendo Switch video game charts as we see the same re-mastered Nintendo Wii-U titles holding good positions however a new release has had a small effect on previous positions, while it’s also the same titles over on the PC video game charts making waves, however a big AAA title top ten re-entry from Electronic Arts promises to shake things up a little and giving EA a 60% hold of the table.
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A new number arrives this week as the second sports title and indeed the second new number one in as many weeks, as Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 from Konami smashes home the goods on PlayStation 4.
Football game fans are no stranger to Pro Evolution Soccer, being pretty much the only football game able to give EA’s FIFA brand of games a run for its money.
The 18th PES title, PES2019 features major licensing deals from leagues all over Europe including their respective stadia and kits. Some of the leagues featured include;
- English Premier League
- Danish Superligaen
- Portugal’s Primeira Liga
A surprise announcement for this year’s title was that the Scottish Premiership would also be playable including massive rival’s Celtic and Rangers.
However it’s not all good news as all UEFA championship license deal have not been renewed for the new instalment inlcuding UEFA Champions League which is available in this year’s FIFA instalment which is yet to be released.
Apart from the obvious missing UEFA features the game is still PES. It feel’s the same, plays the same and looks even better as PES games usually tend to do.
When controlling players, the fluid and dynamic movement of running, passing and dribbling between you and the AI seems even more refined than the previous PES title from last year where attacking play really comes into it’s own, and in that way that PES is known for which can be as realisitc and nuanced as reflected by the skill of the person playing the game.
Both player and ball physics have been overhauled, including goal keepers which look and feel more realistic than ever, saving the ball with finger tips, performing gravity defying leaps and tucking the ball in when needed.
Unfortnately Master League hasn’t had any real changes. Using the title’s Master League game mode you can guide your favorite team to glory with your football career in their respective league by both playing the team and management and it’s here that you will most miss the absent Champion’s League however you can take part in a pre-season “International Champions Cup” to whet that international play whistle.
There’s also the usual online modes for a greater challenge against real-world players with myClub which has some welcome upgrade. Player’s in game will get performance boosts based on their real-world performance and new players are signed by coming in packs of four rather than one in the old system allowing you build a stronger squad much quicker and also applying bonuses and strengths to duplicate players.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is currently performing very well in sales and has received mostly positive reviews from major gaming websites:
PlayStation 4 titan title God of War has been pushed down the charts once again this week as we see another sports title release with FIFA rival Pro Evolution Soccer having a strike at goal and scoring big as it lands straight in at the top spot. Plus there are two more new releases at respectable positions from SEGA and Sony Interactive Entertainment, with Yakuza Kiwami 2 at number three and Firewall Zero Hour at position six respectively.
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Grand Theft Auto V holds its position at number four this week as a steady increase in sales since GTA Online: After Hours continues while there’s more good news for Sony Interactive Entertainment as PlayStation VR Worlds also holds the number seven spot.
Another self-published Sony title Gran Turismo: Sport races up the charts and back in to the top ten to the edge of the PlayStation 4 video game charts at position ten while EA’s FIFA 18 comes just ahead at number nine.
A blow to Codemasters this week as last week’s number one title F1 2019 is ousted from the top spot and placed at the second position this week while other tumblers include Sony titles God of War and Detroit: Become Human.
See the full PS4 charts here: PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts
It’s not bad for Codemasters in Xbox One video game charts as F1 2019 holds the top spot for a second week followed closely by Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds which has also held out at the number two position. Other non-movers include three Microsoft self-published AAA titles huddled together at decent positions;
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition (6)
- Sea of Thieves (7)
- State of Decay 2 (8)
Grand Theft Auto V appears to be performing well for Xbox One also as it climbs a couple of spots to the number three position as does yet another Microsoft title Forza Motorsport 7 which is teetering near the edge of the charts at number nine followed immediately by EA’s powerhouse title The Sims 4 which has re-entered the Xbox One top ten probably helped by the announcement of another expansion pack (The Sims 4:Get Together) coming soon.
Following an amazing run at the top spot Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has started a steady but slow decline down the Xbox One video game charts where now sits a still respectable position four.
See the full Xbox game charts here: Xbox One Video Game Charts
No surprises for anyone here as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still holds the number one position for Nintendo Switch however it is closely followed by (YAY!!!) finally a new release for the hand-held with Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate sitting at the number two spot.
However Nintendo need not worry as they make up an insane 80% of the charts which include non-movers;
- Minecraft (4)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (5)
- Splatoon 2 (8)
No chart climbers this week but thanks to a new release there are a few tumblers as we see Super Mario Odyssey displaced to the number three position, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy fall three places from three to six and also pushed downward are Mario Tennis Aces, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze at positions seven, nine and ten respectively.
See the full Switch game charts here: Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts
Football Manager 2018 does it again as it takes the crown from World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth which had enjoyed top spot success for two weeks. Football manager 2018 just manages to hold off it’s main competition.
Ther’s a (kind of) new entry this week as Battlefield 1: Revolution enters straight in at the number seven position. Battlefield 1: Revolution is a special edition of the massive WWI title Battlefield 1 which includes the Season Pass and all previously released DLC.
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Some titles are refusing to budge this week and hold their positions. The Sims 4: Seasons and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition hunker down for another week at positions six and eight respectively.
Following the push down WoW: BfA, other PC video game charts long term Sims 4 titles have had a small boost incuding;
- The Sims 4 (4 to 2)
- The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs (5 to 3)
- The Sims 4: City Living (7 to 4)
Other titles moving up include The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset which has re-entered at the number nine position and The Sims 4: Get to Work comes back in to the top ten at the end sitting on the number ten spot.
Being displaced from the top spot this week, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth now sits at position five.
See the full PC game charts here: Windows PC Video Game Charts
PES 2019 Makes a Big Entrance
The Summer is almost over and that mean Q4 big AAA titles being released as started this week with Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 which has impressed going straight in at positions one and five for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively. It will be interesting to see if this pushes any sales for FIFA 18 until FIFA 19 is released soon.
A couple more new released for PlayStation 4 fans to enjoy with Yakuza Kiwami and Firewall Zero Hour while Sony Interactive Entertainment still holds out well with 50% of the top ten even though their powerhouse titles God of War and Detroit: Become Human have been pushed to the lower five.
Not much change for Xbox One charts with F1 2019 retaining the top spot and PUBG still battling strong at number two. However still good news for Microsoft with them also holding 50% of their own charts with titles including Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2.
Good news for Nintendo Switch fans as they get a rare new release in Monster Hunter Generation Unlimited but the rest of the chart is still made up of the same old faces and it’s not much different over on the PC charts either. Football Manager 2018 takes the top spot again while fighting with The Sims 4, which also has most it’s expansion packs dominating the top ten. however Bethesda get a small look in with two Elder Scrolls titles managing to secure top ten positions.
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