Video Game Charts Weekly Breakdown – 30/05/2018

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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.

Similar video game charts displays from the Xbox One and PS4 with unique new number one AAA titles. Overwatch: GOTY seems to have infiltrated console and PC video game charts and more good news for Bethesda with the release of The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset while another Wii-U remaster is the top of the Nintendo Switch video game charts.

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


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

Three new games this and a new number one as God of War is dethroned after multiple weeks at the top spot.

 

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PlayStation 4 Number One

Its been a long time coming but Detroit: Become Human is finally here and it goes straight in at number one pushing God of War down a place.

Hailed as a marvel of interactive story-telling, Detroit: Become Human has received good reviews across the board ranging between 7 and 10 from reputable gaming websites such as IGN, Destructoid and GameSpot.

Set in the near future, after decades of decay and poverty, Detroit: Become Human sees a revitalised Detroit following the manufacture of newly invented artificially intelligent android machines created solely to serve mankind.

As with almost all Dystopian science fiction stories involving AI, the machines unite against humanity in a rebellion to have themselves no longer be regarded as second class citizens.

The main story of Detroit: Become Human revolves around three playable characters who are sentient androids with specific jobs, all of whom contribute to the complex narrative of the game:

  • Connor: a policing android who apprehends other androids which may have deviated from their programmed roles.
  • Kara: a house-keeper android with advanced AI and a newly developed consciousness.
  • Markus: a caretaker android who after becoming self-aware helps other androids to do the same.

Developed by Quantic Dream, creators of Heavy Rain, the game features the developer’s unique approach to game including extremely rich graphical features, real-life actors and a deeply involving story with causality being the primary focal point of the game.

Detroit: Become Human was released on 25/05/2018 and is available for PlayStation 4 only and is already shaking things up in the PlayStation 4 video game charts.

PlayStation 4 New Entries

Warhammer 40,000 new title Space Hulk Deathwing was released for PlayStation 4 this week and has landed on the number nine spot. Originally released for Windows in 2016 Space Hulk Deathwing deviates from the traditional Warhammer AAA titles and adopts a first-person shooter approach rather than the traditional turn-based strategy that the series is known for.

Next for new entries is another remaster (yawn) as Dark Souls Remastered creeps its way in to the PlayStation 4 video game charts and settles at the number three position.

PlayStation 4 Moving Up

Possibly following the speculation of a new Fallout game this week, Fallout 4 has climbed a couple of places from ten to eight preceded by Destiny 2 which has re-entered the top ten PlayStation 4 video game charts and now sits the number seven position as has Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition.

PlayStation 4 Moving Down

As mentioned earlier God of War has been toppled and now sits at the number two position following the release of Detroit: Become Human. This has had a knock-on effect and has seen other AA titles having to be shifted down including FIFA 18, Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed Origins all of which now reside at positions four, five and ten respectively with Grand Theft Auto V being pushed out of the top ten.

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

Once again the Xbox One video game charts are eerily similar to the PlayStation 4 top ten as this week sees a new number one, Dark Souls Remastered also the return of Overwatch.

 

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Xbox One Number One

A new Xbox One top game this week as State of Decay 2 shuffles on to the number on position removing long-term champion Far Cry 5 which has been at the top spot since release on 27th March 2018.

Sequel to State of Decay developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft, State of Decay 2 is third-person, open-world, survival action game which sees players having to fend off hordes of Zombies in small-town America. There’s no civilisation, no military and humanity is on the brink of extinction.

Team up with up to three other players and progress your character, base and resources with RPG style gameplay elements with action vs. consequence story progression.

This Week’s Xbox One New Entries

Dark Souls Remastered has also been released for Xbox One as well as PS4 and has entered the Xbox One video game charts straight in at a respectable number four.

This Week’s Xbox One Non-Movers

Continuing an extremely impressive sales run, FIFA 18 has held out at the number two position yet again, firmly wedged between this week’s new number one and last week’s number one. Destiny 2 has also enjoyed another good week of sales while it holds the number nine position of the Xbox One video game charts yet again.

Xbox One Moving Up

A week of slipping for most games means there’s only one climber in this week’s Xbox One top ten as Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition re-enters the Xbox One video game charts right in the middle at the number five position.

Xbox One Moving Down

Shaken up a little by State of Decay 2 and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition, the Xbox One video game charts has seen a week of tumbles, not necessarily from fewer sales but the addition of new AAA titles to a top ten table always has an effect. Far Cry 5 has finally been moved from the number one spot however not quite being able to settle at position two due to FIFA 18’s solid sales, the game now sits at the number three position.

Other slippages include:

  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds; is now at number six.
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins; sitting nicely at the number seven position.
  • Sea of Thieves; continuing a consistent fall now anchors at the eight spot.
  • Grand Theft Auto V; teeters on the edge 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

No new AAA titles this week for the Nintendo Switch video game charts but Nintendo still retains an impressive 80% of the top ten market share.

 

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One

After a few weeks away thanks to the release of Wii-U remasters Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, another Wii-U remaster Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back as the king of the Nintendo Switch top ten.

The crazy racer comes with a ramped up Battle Mode across classic and new courses and includes all tracks and DLC from the original Wii-U version of the AAA title and features new characters such as the Inklings from Splatoon with classic and beloved characters such as Bowser Jr. and King Boo also making a return.

Play anytime anywhere using the Nintendo Switch and the remaster also boasts 4-user multiplayer and 1080p resolution on a compatible TV.

Nintendo Switch Non-Movers

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze continues excellent sales for Nintendo as it holds at the number two position while other non-movers include The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild and 1-2 Switch both of which are currently staying at positions five and nine respectively.

Nintendo Switch Moving Up

Not content with dominating the console charts with consistent and solid sales, FIFA 18 must also kick its way through the Nintendo switch video game charts as it moves up two places from eight to six this week, while Super Mario Odyssey climbs from the number four position to the three spot followed by LEGO Marvel Superheroes which re-enters the Nintendo Switch video game charts to fly in on the edge at the number ten position.

Nintendo Switch Moving Down

Last week’s number one Nintendo Switch video game Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition slips down a massive three places this week from one to four as does Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit which continues a steady fall where it now sits at the number eight position.

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 unsurprising new number one this week has the PC video game charts shifting around with a lot of up and down action.

Crown Number One GameThis Week’s PC Games Number One

Another huge success for Bethesda who have seen unbelievable sales over the past few weeks across all platforms as newly release Elder Scrolls Expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset not surprisingly enters the PC video game charts at number one.

Set in the never before seen area of Tamriel, Summerset, the game takes place in the capital of the High Elves as the old Psijic homeland of Arteum reappears after mysteriously vanishing 300 years earlier.

Summerset allows players to join the Psijic order for the first time and gain powerful new abilities that can even warp time itself. Defend Tamriel against a Daedric conspiracy.

Craft beautiful new clothing, armour and weapons and also for the first time craft jewellery as you quest across Summerset and its glorious places of interest and towns such as Shimmerene, Alinor and The Crystal Tower.

PC Moving Up

Just like the console charts Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition rockets in at number four while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and The Sims 4: City Living also shift skywards at positions six and eight respectively.

PC Moving Down

This week’s number one AAA title The Elder Scrolls: Summerset has shifted the balance and moved permanent top five residents Football Manager 2018 and The Sims 4 downwards a place each where they now sit and positions two and three respectively.

Other downwards movers include:

  • The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs; gets comfy at number five.
  • Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia; lays claim to the number seven position.
  • X-Plane 11; makes a steady descent to the number nine spot.
  • Wolfenstein II; The New Colossus is blasted to number ten.

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

Similar video game charts displays from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with eerily similar positions and similar new entries both with unique new number one AAA titles. Overwatch: GOTY seems to have infiltrated console and PC video game charts as it makes an appearance back in to the top ten after being away for months, while the PC also has a new number title.

Given the popularity of this week’s new number AAA titles for Xbox One, PS4 and PC it will be very interesting to see if they retain their top positions or whether number one games from previous weeks such as Far Cry 5, God of War and Football Manager 2018/The Sims 4 will retake the crowns, especially with The Sims 4 Seasons releasing in a couple of weeks; will we see The Sims 4 and its expansions dominate the PC charts again as usually happens with a big The Sims 4 expansion release?

Not much happening concerning the Nintendo Switch video game charts as usual a Wii-U remaster is at the number one spot. We look forward to newly created Switch title being on top but with the just announced Pokemon Quest being available for free right now then we may see a new Nintendo Switch number next week. Pokemon Quest is the first of four Nintendo Switch Pokemon titles scheduled for release.

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:

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games

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