Video Game Charts Weekly Breakdown – Nintendo Self Published Games Hold 80%

By | 21/06/2018

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game charts see a shuffle following the exit of Vampyr this week with some ups and downs but FIFA 18 refuses to budge across the board, while Nintendo Switch is yet again dominated by Nintendo titles including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which sees a fourth week in a row at number one. Old favourite Call of Duty: Infinte Warfare storms the PC video game charts and knocks The Sims 4 from the top spot as well as displacing Sims 4 expansions Cats & Dogs and City Living.

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

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

Following the exit of last week’s contender Vampyr from the PlayStation 4 video game charts we see a game of climbers in this week’s PlayStation 4 video game charts as all titles move up, two games have held their positions and we see a couple of re-entries with the best performing titles, 50% of the ladder, being Sony self-published video games.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PlayStation 4 Number One

Following its return last week to the number one spot, God of War holds its position fending off Detroit: Become Human and PlayStation VR Worlds.

The PS4 reboot of the popular action title has seen excellent sales for Sony in the second quarter since its late April release.

Playing out an epic story of love, betrayal and loyalty, the re-imagining of God of War has Kratos hacking and slashing his way through Scandinavia and all sorts of Gods and monsters from Norse mythology rather than ancient Greece which has been the series’ primary setting since the first God of War title in 2005.

God of War Screenshot

Following the death of his second wife, Kratos leaves Olympus along with his son, and heads for Midgard meeting various characters and enemies along the way.

As well as the setting, the game’s mechanics also make a departure from the traditional with Kratos now wielding an axe rather than his trademark double-chained blades. The story also plays out with a continuous shot element so play isn’t interrupted by cut-scenes and the action is seen via an over shoulder, third-person camera.

God of War is selling extremely well and is available exclusively for Sony PlayStation 4 now.

PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts Non-Movers

As well as this week’s number one God of War, football simulation king FIFA 18 has held its place in this week’s PlayStation4 video game charts at the number four spot this week, quashing my prediction last week that it may sell more due to a newly released (and free) World Cup DLC, however still a respectable position for the AAA title.

PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts Moving Up

More great sales for Sony Interactive Entertainment as all of their self-published titles move up the ladder; Detroit: Become Human contemplates the future in a respectable second position followed by PlayStation VR Worlds at number three while Gran Turismo: Sport and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition rest comfortably at positions five and eight respectively.

Other titles moving up this week include:

  • Fallout 4 at number six.
  • Grand Theft Auto V re-enters at number seven.
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy re-enters at position nine.
  • Call of Duty: World War II also re-enters at the number ten position.

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

This week’s Xbox One video game charts closely resembles that of PS4 charts this week as we see more non-movers, mostly climbers and only one title falls as Vampyr exits the Xbox One video games charts as well.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Xbox One Number One

Just like PS4 charts, FIFA 18 retains its position however it just happens to be at the number one spot.

An excellent title for EA Sports FIFA 18 continues to sell extremely well week after week and with the announcement last week of a free World Cup DLC we could see an increase while the global competition of the beautiful game plays out this Summer.

FIFA 18 World Cup Screenshot

Being available completely cross-platform including iOS and Android, FIFA 18 features completely licensed and authentic content from club football all over the world along with other great features popular with players including:

  • English Premier League clubs
  • Authentic recreations of stadia
  • Full player rosters
  • Female players
  • Story mode

FIFA 18 is available for Xbox One and other consoles now with a free World Cup DLC.

Xbox One Video Game Charts Non-Movers

Other non-movers this week include Microsoft self published titles State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves both of which sit at positions two and four respectively.

Xbox One Video Game Charts Moving Up

Another Microsoft title enjoying great commercial success is Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds which is resting nicely at the number five position.

Other AAA titles moving up this week include Fallout 4 and DOOM both of which have been performing excellently for Bethesda over the last couple of weeks and currently sit at positions three and six respectively while other smash hit titles Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition, Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed Origins have all moved up in this week’s Xbox One video game charts where they rest at positions seven, nine and ten respectively.

Xbox One Video Game Charts Moving Down

Only one drop this week from Far Cry 5 as it slips down one spot from seven to eight continuing a very steady decline since being knocked off the top spot by State of Decay 2 a few weeks ago.

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

For a third week running now Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sits at the top of the Nintendo Switch video game charts, three other non-movers and a shuffle up and down from the rest of the 80% held, Nintendo self-published titles ladder as LEGO Marvel Superheroes makes an exit.


Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One

For a solid month now Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has held its impressive run of sales where it still reigns supreme as Nintendo Switch number one game for a fourth week running.

Mari Kart 8 Screeenshot

Originally a Nintendo Wii-U title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of many re-masters which have been released, and, for the most part seen impressive sales for Nintendo Switch. Continuing an epic four-week run at the top spot it seems Switch players can’t get enough of zipping around crazy tracks with Mario, Luigi and Toad and the gang.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t just a port however, the re-master comes with a whole host of new features which include:

  • Access to all previously released DLC
  • Unlocked playable characters
  • Additional and re-mastered circuits
  • Up to four-player racing support
  • HD TV compatibility up to 1080p

This excellent racer Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out now Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Non-Movers

FIFA 18 displays good sales on Nintendo Switch also as it is also anchored in the same position this week on Switch also where it sits at position number six. Other titles retaining their positions this week are Nintendo self-published games Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, both of which follow Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at positions two and three respectively.

Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Moving Up

Surprisingly Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit has moved up a place in this week’s Nintendo Switch video game charts ending a steady decline over the past few weeks. The inventive and experimental mod kit now sits at position seven. Other Nintendo self-published games Splatoon 2 and 1-2 Switch have also gained some leverage to climb up one slot each where they now sit at positions four and eight respectively.

Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Moving Down

A couple of fallers this week as we see two Nintendo Wii-U re-masters Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition slip down the ladder to positions five and ten respectively.

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 new release coaches in to the top ten PC video game charts this week and a bit of an up/down shuffle ensues as we see a new number title and a couple of huge AAA title re-entries.


Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Windows PC Number One

An impressive achievement for Activision as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, a one and half year old FPS game knocks The Sims 4 from the top spot.

Despite mediocre reviews from respectable gaming outlets, CoD: Infinite Warfare has been selling very well as of late however the sales for this instalment of the popular war franchise missed all sales targets laid out by Activision upon release.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Screenshot

Set in the distant future the shooter’s plot follows the exploits of the Special Combat Air Recon as they defend Earth against the Settlement Defence Front an off Earth colony.

The game highlights some popular theories about Earth’s future such as resource depletion, global warming, population growth and space colonisation in a rich and detailed campaign packed with as much story as action.

More a Sci-Fi setting than a traditional war setting due to being set in outer space, this time around Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has afforded the developers the opportunity to introduce niche game play mechanics such as zero gravity combat, aerial combat and the ability to visit distant planets and outpost in the Solar System as well as UAVs, gun perks and a whole host of futuristic weaponry including robots.

There are also additional game play opportunities which include:

  • Co-op Zombies mode
  • Multiplayer
  • Multiple DLC packs

The game was also nominated for various awards including:

  • 2016 Game Critics Awards – Best Action Game
  • 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards – Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project and Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is seeing an exciting surge in sales on Windows PC but and is available now. The massive AAA title is also out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PC Video Game Charts New Releases

Just one new release this week as novelty/simulation title Bus Simulator 18 pulls up at the number six stop.

PC Video Game Charts Moving Up

All on up for the bottom half of the PC video game charts as the following titles gain some leverage:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – up one place from eight to seven.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition – re-enters the top ten PC video game charts from sixteen to eight.

Other re-entries also include Star Wars: Battlefront II and Grand Theft Auto V both of which are resting nicely at positions nine and ten respectively.

PC Video Game Charts Moving Down

A surprising knock-on effect caused by CoD: Infinite Warfare this week as The Sims 4 is displaced from the top spot into number two, along with its best-selling expansion packs The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs and The Sims 4: City Living at four and five respectively. While another titan is also moved down the charts as Football Manager 2018 now sits at the number three position.

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

Microsoft and Sony still enjoying great sales of self-published titles with both their charts having been shuffled a little because of Vampyr exiting the console charts this week.

God of War continues an excellent sales run for Sony after returning to the to spot last week following a slight reprieve due to the release of Detroit: Become Human, another Sony title. Other Sony titles also perform well as 50% of the PlayStation top ten video game charts are dominated by the publisher’s own AAA games.

FIFA 18 performs excellently for EA Sports across the console board as it sees no change in position across PS4, Xbox and Switch even holding the top spot for Xbox One.

Nintendo Switch has Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the number one position for a fourth week running while Nintendo dominates 80% of top ten Nintendo Switch video game charts with titles such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey with LABO Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit seeing a small gain as it moves up a position.

A small shake-up of the Windows PC video game charts this week with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare stealing the top spot from The Sims 4 while its recent sales surge continues which also displaces some PC top ten best-sellers such as Sims 4 expansions and Football Manager 2018 and GTA V makes a reappearance after a few weeks away.

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

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

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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

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