Not much happening with today’s video game charts weekly breakdown on the console front as last week’s number one AAA titles hold their positions with no new entries, while over on Nintendo Switch and PC ther’s plenty of action with three new games for Switch including Mario Tennis Aces. The PC charts promises good news for EA Games as The Sims 4: Seasons storms in at number one to hold off it’s own base game The Sims 4 which still sits at the number two positon.
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Last week’s top two, self-published Sony AAA titles God of War and Detroit: Become Human hold their positions as does wacky platformer Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
PlayStation 4 video games charts permanent residents FIFA 18 and Call of Duty: World War II have moved up, with CoD: WWII being a top ten re-entry joined by Far Cry 5 which has pushed Horizon: Zero Dawn from the charts.
Fallout 4 is also still in the top ten video game charts on PlayStation 4, continuing a long-running sales surge for Bethesda which has seen titles such as DOOM, Fallout 4 and Wolfenstien II: The New Colossus getting great sales across the board.
Still, there is some slippage this week as two self-published Sony titles PlayStation VR Worlds and Gran Turismo: Sport move down the table accompanied by the mega successful Grand Theft Auto V which is still in the top ten five years after initial release!
This Week’s PlayStation 4 Number One
A second week running for God of War at the top spot since returning two weeks ago due to a one week hiatus forced by the release of Detroit: Become Human.
Since it’s release in April God of War has been a massive commercial success for Sony Interactive Entertainment breaking first week sales records set by Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The re-booted and re-imagined action-adventure title sees popular protagonist Kratos battling his way through hordes of enemies across ancient Scandinavia met by a veritable roster of all kinds of bad guys from ancient Norse mythology.
The new title in the God of War saga demonstrates some big changes to the series such as un-interrupted play thanks to an over the shoulder camera utilising continous action mode with no cut-scenes and a controversial change to Kratos’ primary weapon which has been changed from his notorious double-chained blades to a more appropriate battle-axe.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that God of War will be a long term resident of PlayStation 4 game charts since it is selling extremely well and is a commercial and cultural smash hit. The title is available now exclusively for PlayStation 4 owners.
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As with the PS4 video game charts, the top two titles this week for Xbox One also remain the same with FIFA 18 still kicking hard at the number one position while dystopian, zombie, survival RPG State of Decay 2 retains also it’s position while being a great seller for Microsoft.
Moving up this week for Xbox One we have hugely popular battle-royale game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds performing excellently for Microsoft, along with historical, first-person shooter Call of Duty: WWII which has had a yo-yo experience of late, even popping out of the top ten for a little while recently. Grand Theft Auto V has made a huge leap this week climbing up four places and Finally Rocket League: Collector’s Edition has been climbing steadily giving it the opportunity to re-enter the top ten.
There are some huge AAA titles that have fallen this week as we see a drop for Fallout 4, Sea of Thieves and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition. Fallout 4 has been a notable title in the top ten charts across console and PC video game charts over the past couple of months as have other Bethesda games which have seen a sales surge for the AAA title development powerhouse.
This Week’s Xbox One Number One
Probably due to the World Cup currently being played FIFA 18 is still at the number one position for Xbox One. Since release in Q3 last year the epic football title has been no stranger to the number on position, playing the part of a temporary number one game while we wait for new AAA releases.
Just in case you don’t know FIFA 18 has a completely free World Cup DLC available for download right now across Xbox One, PS4 and PC while the massive, global tournament goes on in Russia.
As well as the excellent visual quality, traditional audio and completely un-rivalled game and physics mechanics, FIFA 18 boasts genuinely authentic teams and rosters from the best leagues and clubs all over the world including the English Premier League with teams such as Liverpool F.C. and Manchester United as well as European clubs along with realistically re-created official kits and stadia.
The game also comes with an excellent Story Mode which sees you take control of Alex Hunter as he tries to make a name for himself in the world of the beautiful game, and also the inclusion of female football players.
Un-rivalled football game FIFA 18 is available across all platorms including iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Don’t forget to download the free World Cup DLC which is available free for a limited time.
You can see other games in the Xbox One game charts here:
A great week for Nintendo Switch fans as we see three new entries this week, including a new number one, in the form of the eagerly anticipated Mario Tennis Aces, Minecraft and Flashback: Collector’s Edition. All of which I think you will agree are excellent titles. The hold of Nintendo self-published titles has now loosened a little going from 80% to 70% this week due to these latter two additions.
The new additions to the Nintendo Switch game charts this week have had a knock-on effect, essentially sending every other game downwards; Mario Tennis Aces has replaced long-term Nintendo Switch number one game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Other titles that have been shifted downwards include:
- Super Mario Odussey
- The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild
- Splatoon 2
- FIFA 18
- 1-2 Switch
This Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One
It’s a new day in the Kingdom of Nintendo Switch as the king has been de-throned. Yes, Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been toppled, albeit by another Nintendo, and indeed Super Mario title. Mario Tennis Aces has back-handed Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and taken the top spot.
Yes, it’s tennis season at the moment so there couldn’t be a better time to release this cartoonish, yet surprisingly good tennis game featuring all your favourite characters from the Super Mario/Nintendo universe.
Practice your top-spins, slices and volleys with beloved characters incuding Mario & Luigi, Wario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad and more.
Mario Tennis Aces is similar to previous Mario tennis games however new game mechanics which can be included because of the Joy-Con motion controllers provide a whole dimension to the game and can turn the tide of a match in the blink of an eye.
The new Joy-Con mechanics include:
Zone Shot; the game pauses and you can direct the ball to a specific location. Even if your opponent blocks the shot, their racket will break. Doing this three times will cause their racket to break permanently and therefore forefeiting the match!
Zone Speed; your character gains focus while everything around them slows down, allowing distance shots to be performed with ease.
Also, unlock some amazing new outfits and beloved characters by participating in multiplayer online matches with your friends in tournaments or single games. Mario Tennis Aces is beyond recommendation; it is an absolute must have for any Nintendo Switch owner and an excellent addition to an amazing Mario/Nintendo universe stable of AAA titles.
For more information on the current Nintendo Switch charts, check the current top ten here:
Yet another addition to the great expansion packs of The Sims 4 as the latest release The Sims 4: Seasons lands firmly at the number one position giving The Sims 4 and indeed Electronic Arts 40% and 50% of the PC game charts respectively.
More good news for The Sims series as the base game, The Sims 4 has held it’s position for a second week followed by Football Manager 2018 plus two Bethesda titles Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim – Legendary Edition.
The Sims 4: City Living gains some ground by moving up a place while excellent and very under-rated theme park simulator Planet Coaster re-enters the top ten, probably having been helped by Frontier Developments’ latest park builder release Jurassic Park: Evolution.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare takes a tumble after being sent from number one by The Sims 4: Seasons followed by two other titles from EA The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs and Star Wars: Battlefront II.
This Week’s Windows PC Number One
Weather has finally come The Sims 4 with The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack. Weather and seasons are always sought after when a new chapter in The Sims series begins. They’re usually awesome and the latest weather and seasons expansion is no different. Not only does this expansion provide season weather there is also the inclusion of events and holidays based on real-world holidays such as Christmas (Winterfest) and Halloween (Spooky Day).
The weather itself and how it impacts the Sims is implemented extremely well and of course fun; some Sims get scared when there is a lightning storm, others revel in it, while some Sims love playing out in the snow and others just can’t wait for Summer. There are tons of things to do and charcaters to interact with based on each Season including the extremely cute Flower Bunny in the Spring.
Other new features include but are not at all limited to:
- Scouts career for children and teens; completing the Scouts career unlocks a powerful new trait.
- Gardener career for adults; the gardening system has been overhauled and is now easier and includes seasonal produce.
- Ice/Roller Skating Rinks; rinks have returned to the world of The Sims 4; get practicing those spins while no one is looking.
The Sims 4: Season brings a whole new dimension to the gameplay of The Sims 4 and is an expansion that I would recommend picking up before all others. So if this is your first Sims 4 expansion then you should pick up a copy ASAP as the inclusion of weather and seasons just makes an already great game that much better. The Sims 4: Seasons is available now, so get those Sims out there to enjoy the weather like they should.
For some more information on The Sims 4: Seasons, read our article here, or you can read our Sims 4 custom content guide for Seasons here:
- Sims 4 Seasons Custom Content Part 1: Clothing and Accessories
- Sims 4 Seasons Custom Content Part 2: Furniture and Items
Click below to have a look at this week’s PC chart action:
The Video Game Charts This Week – Some Welcome Additons to Charts That Were Getting Old
A little bit of the usual and not much action on the console charts this week with great self-publisher sales for Sony and Microsoft with God of War, Detroit: Become Human and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Three titles which just don’t seem to be going anyhwere any time soon, along with EA’s number one sports sim FIFA 18.
Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has finally been knocked off the top spot, however it literally couldn’t have been by a better game as Nintendo-verse anticipated title Mario Tennis Aces take the crown, leaving Nintendo with a 70% grip on the Nintendo Switch video game charts. Other additions inlcude Minecraft and Flashback: Special Edition, two excellent titles which have shaken up the charts by shifting every other titles downwards.
Over on the PC charts we can see that it’s an excellent week for The Sims 4 yet again as the game holds it’s number two position only being held back by it’s own brand new expansion The Sims 4: Seasons at the top spot, with other expansions The Sims 4: City Living and The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs at positions four and six respectively.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s video game charts breakdown and I would love to know what you guys think of this week’s action.
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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games
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