Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending December 23rd, 2018

By Rebecca Smith, 27 days ago
We've had the first month of our Xbox Gameplay Chart and it's time to find out which game has made it to the Christmas #1 slot. Will it be Red Dead Redemption 2 again? Has it been usurped by another title? You can take a look at the top 40 most played games in the full chart below to see for yourself.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision3
4 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Game Studios4
5 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts6
6 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts9
7 iconDestiny 2Activision5
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
9 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft8
10 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar12
11 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios13
12 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment10
13 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft14
14 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft15
15 iconFallout 76Bethesda Softworks11
16 iconHellblade: Senua's SacrificeNinja Theory-
17 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios18
18 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment16
19 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation20
20 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios21
21 iconNever Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)E-Line Media-
22 iconBattlefield 1EA Games19
23 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts24
24 iconWarframeDigital Extremes22
25 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios29
26 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios32
27 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios28
28 iconAshenAnnapurna Interactive17
29 iconNBA 2K192K Sports26
30 iconSpyro Reignited TrilogyActivision31
31 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix36
32 iconPro Evolution Soccer 2019Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.-
33 iconForza Motorsport 7Microsoft Studios37
34 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.25
35 iconBelowCAPY23
36 iconFIFA 18EA GamesRE
37 iconQ.U.B.E. 2Trapped Nerve Games27
38 iconCall of Duty: WWIIActivision39
39 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games30
40 iconFallout 4Bethesda Softworks34
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Many of you likely won't be surprised to see Red Dead Redemption 2 has kept the top spot for Christmas. However, its popularity is most definitely decreasing and it is the closest gap we have seen between that title and Fortnite in #2. Will we see a new number one to go into 2019? Elsewhere in the top 10, FIFA 19 climbs three spots as its FUTMAS event continues. In fact, that may even be the reason FIFA 18 climbs back into the top 40 at #36.

Our most significant climbers this week were Halo 5 that climbs six spots to #26, probably because the Holiday Fiesta event continues onwards. Shadow of the Tomb Raider also climbs five spots to #31 thanks to the release of "The Pillar" DLC. On the other hand, those that fell down the chart did so in a more spectacular style. New releases Ashen and Below both drop more than ten places as players move on to different titles, while the end of the free weekend sees Monster Hunter: World drop nine places.

This week's new entries are mostly thanks to Xbox Game Pass. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 were both added to the programme last week and debut at #16 and #32 respectively. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition was also a new entry to the program but just misses out on a spot in the chart. Meanwhile, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) was the new Games With Gold title for the middle of the month and debuts at #21.

Don't forget to tune in to see what next week brings, and in the meantime, you can subscribe to get alerts for all future Xbox Gameplay Charts here.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.