It’s a week of primarily non-movers and so few new releases, with consistent sales for most AAA titles across the charts for the Xbox One and PS4. Three new titles for each system also make an appearance, with two being well-known independent games. For lovers of American football, the major release this week is the arrival of the new FIFA NFL game. Six non-movers are now ranked in the top 10 of the Nintendo Switch, and PC video game rankings, respectively, and they are, as expected, the regular suspects.
Madden NFL 19 is the featured game this week.
The Madden NFL series of video games from EA is essentially the FIFA of American football games.
Madden NFL 19 gets players closer to the game with fully licensed teams, uniforms, stadiums, and other game elements, along with improved game mechanics like more realistic running and catching.
With the “one-cut-ball-carrier” maneuver and a “strafe burst,” Madden NFL 19 offers you the chance to take charge and change the course of a game at crucial times, positioning your players for NFL success.
With player likenesses that are more realistic than before, discernible perspiration on player faces, and dynamic weather, Madden NFL 19 is by far the best-looking NFL game to date.
Each game’s superb commentary, provided by Charles Davis, and Brandon Gaudin adds to the realism which EA excels at just like what they did at FIFA 18.
Even though Madden NFL 19 is the first game in the series to be published on the PC since 2007, it has failed to even crack the top 10 of the Windows PC video game rankings. Madden NFL 19 has achieved outstanding first places on the PS4 and Xbox One.
We Happy Few and Overcooked 2 respectively, are on the PS4 and Xbox One rankings this week, following the most recent NFL game. This only highlights fans’ appetite for small but well-made and enjoyable games being backed by the manufacturers themselves, which has been a boon for very small and independent labels over the past couple of years.
The popularity of Nintendo Switch games has declined somewhat. I regret that they always play the same games in the same or comparable situations. It’s unfortunate that a very well-developed console only sees a small number of high-quality releases and that when it does, such games are often revisions of Wii-U games. Take a look at games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for instance.
Similar trends can be seen on the Windows PC rankings, as EA’s The Sims 4 continues to rule most of them. Even though I am a major fan of The Sims series, I believe that, except for large AAA games like Call of Duty and Far Cry, developer dedication to PC gaming is alarmingly on the wane.
Xbox One Game Charts Breakdown
Another week at the top for the trilogy collection, which contains the finest Crash Bandicoot games with some reworked features like HD visuals and new game mechanics, shows that the psychotic marsupial Crash Bandicoot isn’t going away.
There was just one non-mover this week: Sea of Thieves, a Microsoft self-published game that has sold consistently since going on sale in March.
The Xbox One version of Madden NFL 19 has already been published, and it enters position six immediately. We Happy Few and Overcooked 2 both rank well on the PlayStation 4 video game charts. We Happy Few is a brand-new game that contrasts sharply to the pick-up-and-play restaurant skill game, Overcooked 2 with a dark mystery thriller concept.
Due in part to the recent release of the GTA Online: After Hours DLC, Grand Theft Auto V significantly jumps up the charts in terms of sales. With the help of returning fan-favorite Gay Tony and several real-life DJs like Dixon, Black Madonna, Solomun, and Tale of US, you may manage a new nightclub company in GTA Online: After Hours. Xbox One regulars joined by the other climbers:
This week’s slippers are No Man’s Sky and LEGO The Incredibles, both of which have been hot sellers recently. Due to a fresh, free update that completely overhauled the game, No Man’s Sky recently seen a spike in sales.
PlayStation 4 Game Charts Breakdown
As it continues to hold the top place on the Ps4 video game rankings for another week, God of War continues to win over PS4 players’ hearts and minds. Madden NFL 19, a brand-new addition, has hovered at an amazing number two. Since its debut in late April, God of War has held the top spot, with some new releases getting a temporary recognition.
Other new releases include the wild skill games Overcooked 2 and the ominous and disturbing dystopian mystery We Happy Few.
Non-movers include Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which re-claimed its spot on PS4’s top ten, thanks to an impressive sales run following the game’s release on other consoles and the PC a few weeks ago, and Call of Duty: WWII, which has enjoyed tremendous success since its release in November and occasionally pops out of the top ten only to reappear at random intervals. The absence of challenging AAA games over the previous several months has made CoD: WWI a “patron” on the PS4 gaming rankings.
Due to the recent release of the GTA Online: After Hours DLC, which includes nightclubs, real-life DJs ( Dixon, Black Madonna, Solomun, and Tale of US) and the reappearance of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V has been rapidly increasing in popularity. Hello Neighbor, a spooky new addition from last week, has also advanced a position. The game involves trying to sneak into your Neighbor’s basement to discover a suspected secret, as shown on Hello Neighbor.
There weren’t many slippages this week as Jurassic World Evolution falls on the 4th and LEGO The Incredibles on the 2nd.
Nintendo Switch Game Charts Breakdown
Six games, including this week’s top game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, have refused to move up or down in the Nintendo Switch video game rankings. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has forever remained a best-seller for the system and is widely regarded as the King of Switch games.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 both moved up the rankings somewhat, moving up one and two spots, respectively, while Mario Tennis Aces & LEGO The Incredibles fall in the rankings.
Windows PC Game Charts Breakdown
Similar to the Nintendo Switch rankings, there is a sizable group of non-movers, including the game Football Manager 2018, which has consistently been first (and often second), and the venerable life-simulation The Sims 4, which has also frequently ranked first and second.
Sims 4 expansion packs are one of the games that are on unchanging ranks.
The newest Sims 4 expansion pack, The Sims 4: Seasons, has moved up this week, while another EA game, Star Wars: Battlefront II, has re-entered on Windows PC top 10 charts.
The monumental Bethesda AAA game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition, is consistently selling at a steady pace, and the very realistic flying simulator X-Plane 11, which is a direct rival to the long-gone Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Grand Theft Auto V and the Sims 4 expansion product The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs dropped one spot this week in the slippages.