Video Game Charts Weekly Breakdown – 16/05/2018

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ChartX Games Video Game Charts Breakdown

This is where we bring you the latest video game charts and news of the top ten AAA titles across all four major video games platforms; PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Quite a bit of action in this week’s top ten video game charts. PS4 players appear to be spolied for choice when it comes to fantasy action games, Some drama on the XBox One as some big AAA titles have a dance around, The usual excellent sales for all of Nintendo’s self published titles and in the PC video games charts, the old kings are starting to return.

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

A game of Gods and Titans this week with Kratos refusing to be moved, a colossal move upwards and an epic new entry.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PlayStation 4 Number One

God of War is still holding its own as this week’s PS4 number one game for a fourth week running.

Kratos is still comfortable as our featured PS4 game God of War continues to punish the PS4 chart games this week as it refuses to relinquish the number one spot for a third week running.

Self-published Sony title God of War came hurtling in straight to the number one spot upon release, stealing the crown from Far Cry 5 which had been at the top spot since its release more than a month ago.

God of War is the eighth God of War title and a direct sequel to 2010’s God of War III.

God of War PS4 gameplay image

The God of War series’ main character Kratos seems to have had a re-think on where he fits in, since in this new God of War title he has moved from the sunny islands of Greece and headed over to Scandinavia to cause some trouble there, which evidently sees a shift in the direction of the mythology in the game from Ancient Greek to Norse. God of War is available now on PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 New Entries

Given some AAA titles in the PlayStation 4 video game charts lately it seems historical fantasy epics are hot right now as another fantasy new entry hit PS4 and Xbox One this week.

Conan Exiles has hacked its way straight to the number seven spot this week. Set in the Conan the Barbarian world, Conan Exiles has a customisable player character having to make his way through “The Exiled Lands” after being rescued by the legendary Barbarian at the start of the game.

Taking the usual MMORPG elements and applying them to a Conan based world seems very ambitious and appears to have worked well. The character has to earn experience points via combat, crafting and gathering and progress through the leveling system.

Conan Exiles has been on Steam early access for a while now and has initially been received well. The game is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PlayStation 4 Non-Movers

The king of football games FIFA 18 has set up camp at the number two spot for yet a another week while fairly new release and one the year’s biggest AAA titles Far Cry 5 follows at the number three spot where it has settled for another week.

PlayStation 4 Moving Up

Fallout 4 makes a shot up the PlayStation 4 video game charts this week after almost slipping out at the number ten spot last week. The dystopian, post-apocalyptic RPG has downed some Nuka-Colas and rocketed back up to the number four position.

Other impressive movers up the PlayStation 4 video game charts this week include:

  • Shadow of the Colossus – from twelve to five
  • Destiny 2 – from eleven to nine
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – from eighteen to ten

PlayStation 4 Moving Down

Hugely popular box set game Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy slips down this week along with best-selling action crime game Grand Theft Auto V which both of which now sit at positions six 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

It’s a good week for Microsoft with four published titles in the charts this week however, no new entries this week means that the top two AAA titles retain their positions in this week’s Xbox One video game charts, while the rest of the table just shuffle around each other like zombies at a barn dance.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Xbox One Number One

The excellent performance of Far Cry 5 (which makes it out Xbox One featured games) continues yet again this week as the massively popular AAA title from Ubisoft continues its reign supreme at the top spot since its release more than a month ago.

Far Cry 5 tasks players with freeing the citizens of Hope County from the grip of a maniacal, megalomaniac, religious Zealot and cult leader Joseph Seed, who is effectively holding the entire county hostage and under siege with his gathering of loyal and slightly psychotic followers.

Far Cry 5 gameplay - hunting

The game boasts a huge and richly detailed world to explore, an involving story and the usual array of toys, as in the differing vehicles and weapons that we have come to expect from such open world AAA titles.

Xbox One Non-Movers

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds continues its unbelievable success as it sits at the number two spot this week beaten only by Far Cry 5, while Grand Theft Auto V displays steady sales by retaining its spot at number nine.

Xbox One Moving Up

Forza Horizon 3, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Destiny 2 appear to have had a good week having climbed the Xbox One video game charts to get comfy at positions three, six and ten respectively.

Xbox One Moving Down

Some slippage for established games this week as Fallout 4 moves down and Sea of Thieves continues its steady decline. Both of these games are currently holding at positions five and four respectively. Forza Horizon 7 has also taken a tumble this week and now sits at position eight.

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

No new entries this week but still a good week for staple Nintendo titles and a favourite claws its way back in to the top ten Nintendo Switch video game charts.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One

Wii-U best-seller remake Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze retains is position at the top of the charts this week.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is considered one of the best Nintendo games ever made.

Platforming side-scroller Tropical Freeze sees iconic Nintendo character (actually the very first) Donkey Kong try to take back his home island which is being frozen by the Snowmads.

Donkey Kong Freeze Logo

With the assistance of his friends Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong must venture across hazards by swimming, swinging, springing and surfing in order to beat his foes. There are the usual collectibles to find and bosses to defeat by utilising each character’s unique skills.

Switch version exclusive features include:

  • Co-op play
  • Funky Mode (take control of Funky Kong)
  • Funky Town

Nintendo Switch Non-Movers

A good week for self-published Nintendo titles as Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey are at the number two position and the number three position respectively, where they remain for a third week running.

Other non-movers include:

  • 1-2 Switch – spot seven
  • LEGO Marvel Superheroes – spot eight
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – spot nine

Nintendo Switch Moving Up

The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild shifts up the ladder to join its previous friends after a couple of weeks away thanks to the Nintendo LABO releases a couple of weeks ago. The spectacular award-winning game now sits at the number four position where it is immediately followed Splatoon 2 at number five after holding the number six spot last week.

Also, Pokken Tournament DX has re-entered the top ten after few weeks hiatus due to a few new releases. The title now sits on the edge at number 10.

Nintendo Switch Moving Down

The only slip this week comes courtesy of Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 02: Variety Kit which is making steady exit from the Nintendo Switch video game charts.

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

A returning number one title this week, gamers seem to be taking to the skies and a brand new RPG sequel makes this week’s PC video game charts very exciting indeed.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PC Number One

At the number on spot again is the unbeatable Football Manager 2018. Since being released in November last year the game has been a number one on and off, playing around with the odd new release and The Sims 4.

This Week’s PC New Entries

A new release this week with crowdfunded RPG from Obsidian Entertainment Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, a direct sequel to the hugely popular Pillars of Eternity.

Set five years after the first game, Deadfire has players tracking down and killing a violent God, Eothas at the behest of Berath the God of death in order to stop the world descending into chaos should Eothas carry out his secretive plan.

The player character, The Watcher has a vested interest in hunting Eothas since Eothas has torn out a fragment of The Watcher’s soul and must traverse the dangerous archipelago of Deadfire to fulfill his God given quest.

Obsidian has certainly been busy as Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is available now for PC, iOS and Linus and will be releasing later in year for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

PC Moving Up

After a couple of weeks of sliding, The Sims 4 appears to have once again picked up the pace as it moves up a place from three to position four with one of its expansions The Sims 4: Get to Work also moving on up and making its way back in to the top ten PC video games charts at the number ten position.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition also glides back in to the top ten with a cruising altitude of nine closely trailing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition at number eight.

PC Moving Down

The Elder Scrolls online has lost out to this week’s number one and now sits at a respectable position at number two. A couple of more slips as Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia fought a losing battle and now rests at the number four position while X-Plane 11 made steady descent in to the number seven spot.

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

PC Video Game Charts


The Week’s Video Game Charts at a Glance

Quite a bit of action in this week’s top ten video game charts. PS4 players appear to be spolied for choice when it comes to fantasy action games with three epic AAA titles to choose from, all of which are performing well. God of War retains the top spot while Conan Exiles and Shadow of the Colossus perform well. FIFA 18 continues a solid sales performance while three AAA titles Assassin’s Creed Origins, Shadow of the Colossus and Destiny 2 make impressive headway from outside the charts and have dived back in to the top ten PlayStation 4 video games.

Some drama on the XBox One as some big AAA titles have a dance around while FarCry 5 continues to reign supreme, having retained the number one spot since release. Sea of Thieves may be a feeling a little sea sick as it starts to slip down the ladder following a sharp decrease in sales and PUBG continues an impressive run.

The usual excellent sales for all of Nintendo’s self published, staple AAA titles (Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) as they continue to dominate the top end of the Nintendo Switch video game charts. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is performing very well as a Switch re-make with some added extra features.

In the PC video games charts, the old kings are starting to return as Football Manager wins a duel against The Elder Scrolls Online and The Sims 4 start to move back up the charts, and an excellent new entry in the form of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire threatens to steal the show next week.

Check back next week to see all the video game charts action and get the lowdown on which AAA titles are going up, down and sticking around.


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

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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

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