Video Game Charts Weekly Breakdown – 23/05/2018

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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.

The Sims 4 appears to have gotten its second wind as it continues to climb backup the PC video game charts while Bethesda has three top ten AAA titles. The two console charts this week are almost eerily identical and nine out the top ten video games for Nintendo Switch this week are self-published Nintendo titles.

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

No change for the top three PS4 games this week while the table looks set to return to the usual as PlayStation 4 video game charts long term residents begin to crawl back up.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PlayStation 4 Number One

The mighty PS4 exclusive sequel God of War continues to dominate the top spot for a fifth sequential week.

The acclaimed AAA title published by Sony Interactive Entertainment is performing exceptionally well for the PlayStation 4 with the title having the most successful PlayStation 4 debut month yet (April), which is made even more impressive by the fact that it was released ten days before month end, beating Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ record from 2004.

God of War smashed straight to the number one spot upon release knocking off then number one game Far Cry 5.

Being the eighth God of War title in the series, God of War is a direct sequel to God of War 3 released in 2010, and this chapter makes an unusual detour up North from Ancient Greek mythology to Norse mythology.

God of War PS4 gameplay image

This best-selling epic AAA title is available now for PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 Non-Movers

It is a continued week of solid sales for FIFA 18 and Far Cry 5 as they are still holding the two and three positions respectively.

Both of these PlayStation 4 video game charts AAA titles have enjoyed massive critical success as well as solid sales week after week, especially FIFA 18 which has been a long term resident of the PS4 top ten since release in November 2017.

PlayStation 4 Moving Up

After some drama over the past week which saw a surge in sales of certain older games, some of the usual top ten, long-term AAA titles are making a return either back in to the PlayStation 4 video game charts or making their way to prominent positions after a period near the lower end of the table.

Grand Theft Auto V has made a leap in to the number five position after spending a few weeks slowly slipping down the PS4 video game charts while Call of Duty: WWII has settled at position seven after spending a week outside the top ten, as has LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 which has also reappeared in the top ten at the number eight spot.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Assassin’s Creed Origins have both also moved up to positions four and six respectively.

PlayStation 4 Moving Down

Bethesda’s recent sales surge seems to be over as Fallout 4 edges at the number ten position while Shadow of the Colossus follows at number nine.

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

 

The top game retains the crown for another week while elsewhere there’s not much action, just the usual shuffle of familiar titles as pop-in games from the past few weeks start to exit the top ten.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Xbox One Number One

The outstanding sales of Far Cry 5 continue as the massive AAA title from Ubisoft covers a seventh week at the top spot of the Xbox One video game charts.

Players are still having fun exploring the huge game world of Hope County which has come under the dark grip of evil cult leader Joseph Seed and his minions.

Far Cry 5 gameplay - hunting

Far Cry 5 features a massive open world, truly engaging story and the usual multitude of weapons, vehicles and side missions familiar to this type of open-world AAA title. I expect the game to continue its run as one of the best-sellers across the console video game charts, which should continue helped along by the release of upcoming DLCs for the popular game which are yet to come;

  • Dead Living Zombies; horde after horde of zombies.
  • Hours of Darkness; survive the harsh jungle of Vietnam.
  • Lost on Mars; Nick Rye, alien bugs…need we say more?

These upcoming DLC packs can be acquired at with the Far Cry 5 Season Pass. The Far Cry 5 Season Pass also comes bundled with Far Cry 3: Classic Edition available on 29th May 2018.

Ubisoft has made efforts to keep Far Cry 5 interesting for players who have completed the game by holding live events each week and adding new online game maps.

Xbox One Moving Up

In an almost identical pattern to the PS4 video game charts, this week’s Xbox One climbers are the same titles as the table starts to get back to a list of the usual suspects.

The titles climbing this week are:

  • FIFA 18 – has made an epic climb from sixteen to two.
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins – makes a small grapple from six to four.
  • LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 – moves up a little and now sits at number five.
  • Grand Theft Auto V – manages to move a place from nine to eight.
  • Destiny 2 – makes a small gain from ten to nine.
  • Call of Duty: WWII – edges on the charts at the number ten position.

The Xbox One video game charts is beginning to normalise after weeks of pop-in games and a sales surge for Bethesda Softworks spurred on by the news of The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset.

Xbox One Moving Down

A rare week of slipping for mighty battle royale title Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds which has seen a few weeks of continued sales. The massive popular shooter now sits at the number three position.

Xbox One exclusive, open sea/world, MMORPG Sea of Thieves has hand the wind removed from its sales as it sees another week of its slow descent down the Xbox One video game charts where it is now anchored at the number six position.

The final game to remain in the top ten from Bethesda is Fallout 4 which has started to slip and now sits the number seven spot.

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

An excellent week for Nintendo as 90% of the Nintendo Switch video game charts are Nintendo self-published AAA titles.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One

A new entry straight in to number one this week and would you believe it? It’s another Wii-U port. Again? Really?

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition released last week as part of the Nintendo eShop update knocked the crown from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (another Wii-U port) to take the number one position.

Hyrule Warriors: Switch gameplay

Set in the legendary Zelda universe, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition takes the frenzied combat action of Dynasty Warriors and applies it to Hyrule. The Nintendo Switch remaster contains the full campaign of the Wii-U original plus all previously released DLC.

Utilise the hack and slash system in order to close the Gate of Souls to prevent Cia, a Ganondorf fanatic crossing in to Hyrule with her armies and taking over the world.

Dynasty Warriors style of action means that the player can take on large numbers of enemies, acquire bases and defeat powerful bosses. The game comes with 29 playable characters including Legend of Zelda hero Link and his titular character Zelda. Campaigns can also be played cooperatively with a friend.

Nintendo Switch Moving Up

Crazy platformer Kirby Star Allies bounces back in to the top ten Nintendo Switch video game charts and sits comfy at the number ten position. Only one other climber this week as we see FIFA 18 kick back in from an impressive ten places from eighteen to the eight spot which is also the only non Nintendo published game in the top ten this week.

Nintendo Switch Moving Down

A massive shift downwards for most of the AAA titles this week:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – from one two.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – two to three.
  • Super Mario Odyssey – three to four.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild – four to five.
  • Splatoon 2 – five to six.
  • Nintendo LABO Toy Con 01: Variety Kit – six to seven.
  • 1-2 Switch – seven to nine.

The games seem to have been knocked by the intrusion of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition which has gone straight in to the top spot.

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

Contrary to the console video game charts, the PC top ten retains some Bethesda Softworks AAA titles and The Sims series start to make a return after a few weeks f slipping.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PC Number One

King of football management games Football Manager 2018 retains the number one spot this week after regaining the title last week.

The game has seen numerous placements at the top spot since its release in November 2017, seeing solid sales in weeks when there are no releases or swapping with The Sims 4 which also pops on and off the top spot.

This Week’s PC Non-Movers

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia sits proudly at the number four spot for a second week seemingly enjoying steady sales.

Total War games are known for their in-depth and intuitive battle systems, as well as displaying epic battles in full 3D simulation graphics, something other AAA titles in this category fail to do very well.

PC Moving Up

The Sims 4 appears to have gotten its second wind as it continues to climb backup the PC video game charts where it sits nicely at the number two position followed by The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs at number three and The Sims 4: Bundle Pack 11 skirting the PC video game charts at position ten.

Other climbers include brilliantly executed simulations X-Plane 11 and Planet Coaster at positions seven and nine respectively.

The rest of the top ten video games are made up of excellent AAA titles from Bethesda Softworks; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary Edition, The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus all of which are huddled together at positions six, seven and eight respectively.

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

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game charts are starting to get back to their usual appearances of familiar and long term top ten massive AAA titles after a few weeks of mixed up charts, helped along by a massive sales surge of Bethesda titles, evident by the fact that the two console charts this week are almost eerily identical.

An epic week for Nintendo where game sales are concerned as nine out the top ten video games for Nintendo Switch this week are self-published Nintendo titles, a run which will probably continue well in to next year.

However, although Bethesda may have been exiled from the console video game charts, their AAA titles still appear to be performing well on the PC. Three top games this week is very impressive given the age of the games. While Bethesda are enjoying this success, The Sims starts to claw its way back in and up the charts where it is seeing some competition from other currently well-selling simulations.


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

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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

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