Video Game Charts Weekly Breakdown – Retro Revivals Smash Their Way In

By | 07/06/2018

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ChartX Games Video Game Charts Weekly Breakdown

Retro classics Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary and Sega Mega Drive Classics perform well across the board while consoles retain their number one titles. Nintendo still has 80% of the Switch video game charts and The Sims 4 is back at number one for the PC.

You can view this week’s current chart games here:


PS4 Section SpacerThis Week’s PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts Overview

PlayStation 4 video game charts gets all nostalgic this week with classic games and remasters make new entries while last week’s top two games retain their positions as do a couple of other best-selling AAA titles.

 

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PlayStation 4 Number One

Electric sheep are everywhere in the dreams of androids this week as Detroit: Become Human holds the top position this week, making this the second week running at number one for the narrative driven sc-fi epic.

Centered around a group of playable androids which have become self-aware, Detroit: Become Human provides a richly detailed and more substantial story than most AAA titles bother to produce. Causality plays a large role in the game while the narrative itself drives the player to ponder the morality of creating a life, biological or cyborg, and the role of the responsibility, as humans, we must take and consider when doing this.

Detroit Become Human Screenshot

The game’s developer Quantic Dream are no strangers to philosophical gaming having previously created the very unique and causality driven video game Heavy Rain. Detroit: Become Human is an excellent blend of science fiction action and story with a dystopian near-future reality in one of the most beautifully detailed and visually rich settings ever seen in a video game. Having solid sales and great critical reception, I have no doubt that Detroit: Become Human will be in the top ten PlayStation 4 video game charts for a long time yet.

PlayStation 4 New Entries

PlayStation 4 video game charts new entries this week dare us to take a dip in the ocean of nostalgia as a certain spiky, blue haired blast from the past spins in at the number three position this week as Sonic and others arrive with Sega Mega Drive Classics. This compilation of epic games from the early 90s really couldn’t be better. The video game list includes classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Shinobi and the abosultely groundbreaking E-SWAT: City Under Siege.

Another new entry this week provides another shot of nostalgia with Capcom’s Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Edition. The retro video game compilation includes the best Street Fighter titles along with updated character biographies, Museum Mode which includes artwork, backstory and animation frames, an interactive timeline of the series and a music player which includes original Street Fighter score.

The Street Fighter video game titles included are:

  • Street Fighter:
    • Street Fighter
  • Street Fighter II:
    • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
    • Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
    • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
    • Super Street Fighter II
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Street Fighter Alpha:
    • Street Fighter Alpha
    • Street Fighter Alpha 2
    • Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Street Fighter III:
    • Street Fighter III: New Generation
    • Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
    • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

PlayStation 4 Non-Movers

Sitting nicely next to this week’s number one, God of War is still holding out at the number two position while it still continues a solid sales run followed by FIFA 18 and Far Cry 5 also holding their impressive positions at four and five respectively.

PlayStation 4 Moving Up

Hugely successful crim-sim Grand Theft Auto V re-enters the PlayStation 4 video game charts following a two week absence and parks itself at the number nine spot, while a remaster of successful open-world, arcade racer Burnout: Paradise screeches in to the tail end at number ten.

PlayStation 4 Moving Down

Following last week’s rocketing re-entries to respectable positions, both Dark Souls Remastered and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition begin a slide where they now reside at positions seven and eight respectively.

If you want to see the results of this week’s action then you can check out the PlayStation video game charts:

PS4 Video Game Charts


Xbox One Section SpacerThis Week’s Xbox One Video Game Charts Overview

Another nice week for Mirosoft with three self-published AAA titles in the Xbox One video game charts top ten including this week’s number one which holds out for a second week and its good news also for both Bethesda and Ubisoft with two AAA titles each still performing well.

 

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Xbox One Number One

Its another solid week of sales for State of Decay 2 which once again sits at the number one position making a second week as king.

The open-world, co-op, zombie-blasting survival game seems to be performing excellently for Microsoft, building on the massive success of the original game.

State of Decay 2 Screenshot

Despite mediocre scores across various gaming websites like IGN and Gamespot, Xbox One owners are enjoying the online action game. Features of the Xbox One video game exclusive include:

  • Four player co-op gameplay
  • Shared world experience
  • Impact choices
  • Greatly improved skills system
  • Stronghold building
  • Gathering
  • Random zombie horde attacks

State of Decay 2 is performing extremely well as there are now two million players using the title since its release two weeks ago.

Xbox One New Entries

Just one new entry this week which will have retro game nerds everywhere dancing on the ceiling. Sega Mega Drive Classics chugs its 16-bit sprites straight in at number nine. Not a bad position but raises questions about the differences between PS4 and Xbox One gamers when compared with the relative entry positions of the two consoles. Sonic and friends come to Xbox One video game charts with classic titles such as:

  • E-SWAT: City Under Siege
  • Shinobi
  • Golden Axe

… and many more.

Xbox One Non-Movers

Holding solidly are video game charts long-term residents FIFA 18 and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds both of which hold off at positions two and six respectively. FIFA 18 has sold extremely well since release in Q4 2017 while PUBG seems to yo-yo up and down the charts, sometimes popping on and off the top spot.

Xbox One Moving Up

Xbox One gamers seem to be shifting perspective this week as all climbers seem to be FPS AAA titles. Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition continues a steady climb in to the number three position while Sea of Thieves ups the anchor and sets sail right in to the number five spot.

Bethesda have a double climb in this week’s Xbox One video game charts with Fallout 4 re-entering as the number seven spot directly followed by DOOM at the number eight position.

Xbox One Moving Down

Long term former number one game Far Cry 5 continues a steady descent this week since being knocked off the top spot and now rests at the number four position while Assassin’s Creed Origins shifts down three places to the edge of the Xbox One video game charts at the number ten position.

Take a look for yourself and check the Xbox One video game charts here:

Xbox One Video Game Charts


Nintendo Switch Section SpacerThis Week’s Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Overview

Booming sales for Nintendo self-published AAA titles as they once again cover 80% of the Nintendo Switch video game charts including the top position while the rest is made up of an old friend of Nintendo and a long-term Nintendo video game charts resident.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One

Zippy racing seems to be popular with Nintendo gamers as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still at the number one spot.

Only losing out when there is a new release, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a Wii-U favourite, always seem to return to the top.

Mari Kart 8 Screeenshot

The game is insanely popular and includes new characters, four player racing and HD graphics.

Nintendo Switch New Entries

Ken, Ryu and company have kicked and punched their way in to the Nintendo Switch video game charts also as Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Edition lands straight in at a respectable number five position this week.

A long time friend of Nintendo, Street Fighter is no stranger to Nintendo machines having enjoyed huge success on the SNES. The latest addition in the form of a Street Fighter compilation includes:

  • Street Fighter:
    • Street Fighter
  • Street Fighter II:
    • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
    • Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
    • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
    • Super Street Fighter II
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
  • Street Fighter Alpha:
    • Street Fighter Alpha
    • Street Fighter Alpha 2
    • Street Fighter Alpha 3
  • Street Fighter III:
    • Street Fighter III: New Generation
    • Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
    • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

The game also features exclusive content such as extended bios of the characters, never before seen artworks and access to the game’s music with Nintendo Switch exclusive four player combat.

Nintendo Switch Moving Up

Climbers this week are the usual yo-yo titles; Super Mario Odyssey at the number two spot, followed by The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild at number three, while Splatoon 2 squishes down a place to the number six position.

Nintendo Switch Moving Down

Quite a shifting tide in this week’s Nintendo Switch video game charts as some very popular AAA titles begin to slip; Donkey Kong Country now sits at position four while FIFA 18 slips a spot to the number seven spot. Wii-U remaster Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition now rests at the number eight position folowed by Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit which  continues a disastrous fall to the number nine spot and 1-2 Switch rests on the edge at number ten.

If you are curious then you can check out the Nintendo Switch charts:

Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts


PC Games Section SpacerThis Week’s PC Video Game Charts Overview

An epic battle of titan publishers this week as the PC video game charts sees Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Activision Blizzard and Sega mash it up all over the top ten while last week’s number one falls a massive nine places only to be replaced by a returning favourite.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PC Games Number One

Hold your plumbobs and brush up on your Simlish as The Sims 4 returns (again) to the number one spot. Following a few weeks of new releases The Sims 4 started to fall down the PC video game charts but then started to gain momentum again. The game’s return to the number one position has probably been helped along by the announcement of new expansion pack The Sims 4 Seasons which is due for release on June 22nd. You can get your Sims ready for Seasons with the ChartX Games Sims 4 Custom Content Seasons Guide which should tide you over until release.

Sims 4 Seasons Skating

The Sims 4 is the fourth incarnation of the series created by legendary game designer Will Wright. Since 2000 The Sims has dominated PC charts and is a huge cash cow for Electronic Arts. The series has also enjoyed modest success across various gaming consoles as well, with current generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One also having their chance to enjoy The Sims 4 and select expansions.

PC Games Non-Movers

Sega are refusing to have their AAA titles moved this week as Football Manager 2018 and Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia have once more established themselves at the number two and seven positions respectively followed Activision Blizzard’s best seller Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which has seen a huge resurgence in sales over the past few weeks.

PC Games Moving Up

Possibly also helped along by the announcment of The Sims 4 Seasons, various The Sims 4 expansions have begun an epic climb in the PC video game charts:

  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs moves up to number three.
  • The Sims 4: City Living scales the fire escape to the number four position.
  • The Sims 4: Get to Work re-enters by climbing an epic sixteen places in to the number ten spot.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also blasts up a few places to the number eight position.

PC Games Moving Down

Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition has a minor slip down one place to the number five position while last week’s number one PC video game The Elder Scrolls: Summerset has an epic eight place fall, moving from number one to number nine.

You can view the action via the PC video game charts here:

PC Video Game Charts


This Week’s Video Game Charts at a Glance

Excellent week one perfomances from retro classics Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary and Sega Mega Drive Classics across the board of this week’s video game charts which has given a kind of eclectic mix of varying genres spanning all platforms. PlayStation 4 video game charts highlight a contrast between the old and the new with the retro classics in prominent positions and ultra-modern science fiction AAA title Detroit: Become Human at the top spot.

Xbox One number one game State of Decay 2 comes in with an impressive two million users since release two weeks ago to ensure it retains the number one position while the rest of the Xbox One video game charts sees the usual fluctuation of AAA titles such as Far Cry 5, PUBG and FIFA 18 while FPS titles appear to have a sales surge.

The usual suspects in the Nintendo Switch video game charts while Nintendo once again holds an 80% majority of titles in the top ten, only being held off  a 100% score by EA’s FIFA 18 and newly added Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Edition.

After a few weeks of extreme ups and downs from various titles such as Bethesda’s self-published games which have had epic sales of late, and some new entries, The Sims 4 is back and has snatched the top spot yet again following the announcement of a new expansion pack; a familiar pattern. While this week’s big surprise is Summerset (Elder Scrolls Online latest expansion) falling from number one to number nine. However I suspect it may be back at the top spot next week as the official release for Summerset was 05th June.

Thank you for reading and I would love to hear your views on this week’s AAA video game charts.


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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

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