ChartX Games Video Game Charts Breakdown
This Week’s PlayStation 4 Video Game Charts Overview
Another week of no new entries into the top ten PS4 charts, however there is a little bit of drama as the usual suspects continue the infinite tango of dancing around each other and yo-yoing up and down. A strong competitor slips and the number one spot is retained.
This Week’s PS4 Number One
Kratos gets comfortable as our featured 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.
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.
PS4 Moving Up
The majority of PlayStation 4 video games have moved up the game charts this week including PlayStation VR Worlds which has re-entered the top ten.
Playstation VR Worlds has been enjoying some success over the past few weeks due to Sony slashing the price of its own virtual reality system.
FIFA 18 and Star Wars: Battlefront II have also climbed up this week making it a good week for Electronic Arts. EA has just announced that Star Wars: Battlefront II will be having a free season to celebrate the release of upcoming “Star Wars Story” movie Han Solo.
Other climbers this week are:
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
- LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2
PS4 Moving Down
How the mighty have fallen; three surprising AAA titles take a slide this week.
Far Cry 5 has been pushed from the second spot into third by FIFA 18, the top ten’s most notorious yo-yo title. Call of Duty: WWII has also taken a little tumble as its pushed down a slot and the hardest hit of them all is Fallout 4, which has had a monumental crash, dropping down from four to ten, just about hanging on by its PipBoy laden hand.
If you want to see the results of this week’s action then you can check out the PlayStation video game charts:
This Week’s Xbox One Video Game Charts Overview
An iron-clad top five dominate the Xbox One table this week while some titans are felled and a couple of familiar faces make a welcome return to the top ten.
This Week’s Xbox One Number One
The excellent performance of Far Cry 5 continues 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.
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.
If you want to find out more about Far Cry 5 then you can read the ChartX Games original review here.
Xbox One New Entries
Not exactly new games but some familiar faces make a return to the Xbox One top ten.
Forza Motorsport 7 and and Gears of War 4 seem to have had a sales resurgence and are sitting nicely at positions seven and six respectively.
Xbox One Non-Movers
Far Cry 5, by far, isn’t the only game refusing to budge this week as for the second week running the top five of the Xbox One video game charts remains the same.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds continues to stand firmly at the number two position since beating down Sea of Thieves a couple of weeks ago. This in turn has Sea of Thieves anchored down at the number three position.
In comparison to the PS4 video game charts, Fallout 4 has had excellent sales again this week for Xbox One, still holed up in its vault at the number four position followed Star Wars: Battlefront II at the fifth spot.
Xbox One Moving Up
Thanks to the solid top five this week there isn’t a lot of wiggle room for anybody else as evident by the fact that the only game to climb the ladder this week is LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2, which seems to be performing very well indeed across the console game charts.
Xbox One Moving Down
Despite the biggest AAA titles performing solidly for Xbox One, the two biggest console AAA titles of recent gaming, Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: WWII have actually fallen this week, down to positions nine and ten respectively.
Take a look for yourself and check the Xbox One video game charts here:
This Week’s Nintendo Switch Video Game Charts Overview
An exciting week for Nintendo fans this week as an icon returns to take the number one spot, Mario refuses to be moved and the novelty appears to have worn off of Nintendo’s pet project.
This Week’s Nintendo Switch Number One
A stirring week this week as we not only see a new king of the Nintendo Switch video game charts, we also see a new release.
Even though a new release is a rare and special occasion for Nintendo Switch, don’t get the champers out just yet. This week’s new release and the new number one, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze might sound familiar and that’s because it is. Yes, Nintendo have done it again; we kind of got a “new game”; another Wii U port. Seriously?
Anyway, animosity aside 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.
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
After Nintendo’s little experiment, LABO was released last week, Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey were finally moved downwards to the number two position and the number three position respectively, where they remain for the second week running thanks to this week’s new number one.
Nintendo Switch Moving Up
As with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video game charts, LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is also performing admirably for Nintendo Switch, moving up two places to re-enter the top ten from outside at eleven into the number eight spot.
Other good performers having moved up this week include Nintendo Switch familiars:
- Splatoon 2
- 1-2 Switch
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Nintendo Switch Moving Down
Not surprisingly Nintendo’s experimental LABO products have slipped downwards this week as Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit loses the number one spot to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze where it now sits at the number four position. While Nintendo LABO Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit teeters on the edge of the charts at the number ten position.
The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild loses ground this week because of the Nintendo LABO push downwards; Zelda lost a spot and now resides at position number five.
If you are curious then you can check out the Nintendo Switch charts:
This Week’s PC Video Game Charts Overview
A powerhouse MMORPG retains the top spot while a brand-new entry this week marches straight in to the number two position. Also, a PC staple classic continues its steady decline downwards through the PC video game charts.
This Week’s PC Number One
Retaining the number one spot for a second week running, The Elder Scrolls Online sees more solid sales for Bethesda Softworks, continuing their recent run of success across all platforms.
The Elder Scrolls Online is an online MMORPG version of the hugely popular Elder Scrolls series of games. Although quite different than its offline counterparts.
Set in Tamriel (a continent on the planet Nirn), ESO manages to retain the intuitive gameplay, frenzied combat, richly detailed worlds and epic story that we have come to expect from an Elder Scrolls game.
Mixing non-linear and open-world gameplay with quests and random events, ESO firmly places players in a chosen role so that they can act out their adventures across Tamriel.
ESO utilises the standard MMORPG system with that little touch of Bethesda added glamour to makes the world truly come alive.
The game is constantly being updated with DLCs and expansions so it never seems to get old and as the latest expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is only three weeks away, will ESO retain the crown until then? Only time will tell.
This Week’s PC New Entries
A glorious new entry this week as historical strategy game Total War: Thrones of Britannia commands the number two position this week as it sees the Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers all battle for Britannia in the hopes of stealing glory and forging an everlasting empire.
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
Football Manager 2018 manages to score this week as it moves up a place to the number four spot while The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs, X-Plane 11 and Grand Theft Auto V trail behind after also moving up and now sit comfortably at positions five, six and seven respectively.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has also made a top ten PC video game charts re-appearance, storming to the number nine position.
PC Moving Down
Brand new indie strategy game Frostpunk falls a place this week to the number eight spot while the king of PC games The Sims 4 continues to move down the ladder where it now sits in place at number four; a position not to be sneered at I’m sure and the game still appears to be selling well.
You can view the action via the PC video game charts here:
At a Glance
The little game of musical chairs continues over on the PS4 charts, however summer is upon us and AO International Tennis was released this week. Will it surf its way into the top ten and ruffle some feathers?
While over at the Xbox One charts we see a stalwart presentation for a second week from the top five games with Far Cry 5 spearheading the campaign, with some up, up and away action from LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 flying up the ladder as two veterans start to limp away from the front line. Time to retire and receive the medals perhaps?
More solid sales for Nintendo as their self-published titles continue to dominate the Nintendo Switch game charts, being helped out even further by this week’s new number one Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze; summarily, there are only two non-Nintendo titles in the top ten Nintendo Switch video game charts and they sit at the lower end of the table at positions eight and nine.
And over at the PC charts it appears to be a good week for strategy and RPG games, something at which the PC cannot be beaten.
Bethesda’s renaissance appears to be coming to an end with the exception of ESO while we see the usual titles such as The Sims 4, GTA V and X-Plane 11 continue to move up and down in an everlasting game of snakes and ladders. That being said, I believe were it not for this week’s hot new entry, Total War: Thrones of Britannia and The Elder Scrolls Online achieving a sales surge the, The Sims 4 would probably still be sitting at the number one spot.
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– Michael, Editor – ChartX Games
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