New Madden NFL Game Huddles In

By | 15/08/2018

Game Charts Weekly Breakdown Post Feature Image - 15/08/2018

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Not a very exciting week as it’s mostly a week of non-movers and few new releases as there are steady sales for most AAA titles across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One charts, as well as three new titles for each console making an appearance; with two being well-known indie titles. Plus this week’s big release is a joy for American Football fans as the new Madden NFL game huddles in. Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch and PC video game charts each have six non-movers in their top ten and not surprisingly they’re the usual suspects.

Check this week’s video game charts action:

 

This Week’s Featured Game – Madden NFL 19


More or less America’s FIFA title from EA, the Madden NFL series of games is the pinnacle of American Football games.

Featuring fully licensed teams, jerseys and stadiums etc. with upgraded game mechanics such as more realistic running and catching, Madden NFL 19 brings players closer the game than ever before.

Madden NFL 19 Gameplay Image - Stadium

Madden NFL 19 gives you the opportunity the take control and turn the tide of a game in those important moments with the “one-cut-ball-carrier” move and utilize a “strafe burst” the get your players in the vital positions for the NFL glory.

Madden NFL 19 Gameplay Image - Running

Making use of EA’s Frostbite engine makes Madden NFL 19 by far the best-looking NFL game yet with player likenesses more realistic than ever, dynamic weather and even visible sweat on player faces.

Madden NFL 19 Gameplay Image - Close

Adding to the realism is the excellent commentary (from Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis) in each game, something which EA does excellently, think of FIFA 18 as an example.

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Pros;

  • Most realistic graphics yet make for an intimate game
  • Excellent commentary and license rich
  • Madden Ultimate Team mode

Cons;

  • Some weird physics bugs
  • Progression changed for the worse

Learn more about Madden NFL 19 here: EA Sport Official Madden NFL 19 Gameplay Information

See official Madden NFL 19 Reviews here:

 

PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts Breakdown


God of War is still winning the hearts and minds of PS4 gamers as it retains the crown for yet another week at the top spot of the PlayStation 4 video game charts followed by brand new entry Madden NFL 19 which has huddled at an impressive number two position. God of War has been a number one game since release in late April only slightly shifting the allow some new releases a brief day in the Sun.

Other new entries include dark and unsettling, dystopian mystery title We Happy Few and crazy skill game Overcooked 2.

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Non-movers include Call of Duty: WWII (which has enjoyed huge success since release in November, sometimes popping out of the top ten only the re-appear at random intervals) and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which has returned to the PS4 top ten thanks an impressive sales run following the game’s release on other consoles and PC a few weeks ago. Due to the lack of competitive AAA titles the past couple of months CoD: WWI has been a PS4 game charts main-stay.

Grand Theft Auto V has been steadily climbing the past few weeks thanks the release of the new GTA Online: After Hours DLC (more details) which features Nightclubs, real-life DJs (Solomun, Tale of US, Dixon, Black Madonna) and the return of Gay Tony. Last week’s creepy new entry Hello Neighbor has also gained some ground, moving up a spot. Hello Neighbor sees you having the try to sneak into your neighbor’s basement in order the learn a suspected secret.

Not much in the way of slippages this week as we see LEGO The Incredibles and Jurassic World Evolution move down two and four positions respectively.

See the full PS4 charts here: PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts

 

Xbox One Video Game Charts Breakdown


Mental marsupial Crash Bandicoot just isn’t going anywhere as it’s another week at the top spot for the trilogy set which combines the best Crash Bandicoot titles with some re-worked features such as HD graphics and updated game mechanics.

Only one other non-mover this week as Microsoft self-published title Sea of Thieves which has been a steady seller since release in March.

Sea of Thieves in game cannons

Madden NFL 19 has also been released for Xbox One and slides straight in at the number six spot. Similar to the PlayStation 4 video game charts, We Happy Few and Overcooked 2 also land at respectable positions. A dark mystery thriller, We Happy Few is a new game in stark contrast the pick up and play restaurant skill game Overcooked 2.

Grand Theft Auto V makes a big leap up the table with a boost in sales due in part to the GTA Online: After Hours DLC which was released a few weeks ago. GTA Online: After Hours features a new Nightclub business which you can run with the help of returning fan favourite Gay Tony and some real-life DJs including Dixon, Solomun, Tale of Us and Black Madonna. Other climbers include Xbox One regulars;

  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Minecraft Xbox Edition
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege

Slipping down this week we see LEGO The Incredibles which has been a solid seller the past few weeks and No Man’s Sky. No Man’s Sky has seen a recent sales surge thanks to a brand-new free update which has given the game a massive overhaul;

  • Improved Graphics
  • Multi-player
  • Improved AI
  • Character Customization

See the full Xbox game charts here: Xbox One Video Game Charts

 

Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Breakdown


A solid week of non-movers in this week’s Nintendo Switch video game charts as six titles have refused the budge including this week’s number one game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which has been a Nintendo Switch best-seller seemingly forever, and appears that the King of Switch games.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe promotional art

The rest of the long list of non-movers includes;

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Minecraft
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Go Vacation

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 see small shifts up the table as they gain one and two positions respectively while slipping down the charts are Mario Tennis Aces and LEGO The Incredibles.

See the full Switch game charts here: Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts

 

Windows PC Video Game Charts Breakdown


Similar to the Nintendo Switch charts there is a strong group of non-movers including the continuing number one (and often number two) game Football Manager 2018 followed by legendary life-sim The Sims 4 which has also been at positions one and two many, many times.

Other titles refusing the budge include Sims 4 expansion packs;

  • The Sims 4: City Living
  • The Sims 4: Get the Work

… and epic Bethesda AAA title The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition which is constantly selling at a steady rate, and ultra-realistic flight simulator X-Plane 11, a direct competitor the now defunct Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaining some ground this week is the latest Sims 4 expansion pack The Sims 4: Seasons (more details) which has moved up a place as has another EA title Star Wars: Battlefront II which has re-entered the Windows PC top ten.

In the slippages this week we also see a Sims 4 expansion pack The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs and Grand Theft Auto V which have each moved down one position.

See the full PC game charts here: Windows PC Video Game Charts

 

Video Game Charts Weekly – Football and Indie Games


Madden NFL 19 has made impressive first positions on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One however the title has failed the even make the top ten of Windows PC video game charts, a surprising loss since Madden NFL 19 is the first title in the series the be released for PC since 2007.

The latest NFL title is followed by a couple of indie games on the consoles this week as We Happy Few and Overcooked 2 make their way to the PS4 and Xbox One at respectable positions which only serves the highlight fans’ appetite for small but well-made and fun games being backed by the manufacturers themselves, which has been a boon for very small and independent labels over the past couple of years.

Nintendo Switch game charts are becoming a bit of joke I’m sorry to say, with the same games week after week in the same or similar positions. It’s such as shame the a very well-developed machine getting so few quality releases, and when it does it’s usually a re-master or re-make of a Nintendo Wii-U title. Just look at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for example.

It’s a similar story for Windows PC charts, with the EA’s The Sims 4 dominating most of the charts yet again. While I am a huge fan of The Sims series, I feel that developer’s commitments the PC gaming is shockingly on the decline save for huge AAA titles such as Call of Duty and Far Cry etc.

Anyway, that’s all from me this week 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.

Thanks for reading,
Michael.


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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

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