Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending February 17th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith,
Last week, we received a question from the community as to whether we included betas and demos in our gameplay chart. At the time we didn't, so we ran the chart again at the end of the week to include gameplay figures from those too. When we asked which version of the chart you preferred, the majority voted for demos and betas to be included in the chart going forward. As such, that's what we'll be doing.

Last week, Apex Legends took the chart by storm to charge straight into the top spot. This week, not only is it challenged by the ubiquitous Fortnite, there are major new releases in the form of Crackdown 3, Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, and Jump Force. How does the chart look this week? Well, you can check out the gameplay chart and the top 40 most played games below.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconCrackdown 3: CampaignMicrosoft Studios-
4 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision3
5 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar5
6 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts7
7 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios6
8 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft14
9 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar12
10 iconDestiny 2Activision8
11 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
12 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios13
13 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts15
14 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft10
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment16
16 iconSUPER BOMBERMAN RKonami Digital Entertainment Inc.-
17 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix21
18 iconAnthemElectronic Arts-
19 iconNBA 2K192K Sports23
20 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation20
21 iconKINGDOM HEARTS IIISquare Enix11
22 iconCrackdown 3: Wrecking ZoneMicrosoft Studios-
23 iconResident Evil 2Capcom Entertainment Inc.17
24 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft18
25 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios19
26 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios24
27 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios30
28 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios25
29 iconBlack Desert (BETA)-
30 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games26
31 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing28
32 iconMetro ExodusDeep Silver-
33 iconTitanfall 2Electronic Arts39
34 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios35
35 iconWarframeDigital Extremes32
36 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios31
37 iconFar Cry New DawnUbisoft-
38 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCAPCOM CO., LTD.29
39 iconTom Clancy’s The Division 2 - Private Beta4
40 iconMortal Kombat XWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment37
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
Apex Legends manages to keep the top spot by a huge margin; while the gap between that and Fortnite in #2 is marginally closer, the former still manages to almost double the amount of players found in the latter. Meanwhile, Crackdown 3's campaign slams into #3 in its debut week, most likely due to its availability on Xbox Game Pass. Its multiplayer counterpart didn't fare as well, debuting at #22 with less than a third of the number of players garnered by the campaign.

One of this week's biggest movers and shakers comes in the form of Rainbow Six Siege, which moves up six places to #8 thanks to a free weekend. Titanfall 2's popularity also continues to benefit from the Apex Legends effect as it too climbs six spots to #33. In terms of shakers, Kingdom Hearts III suffers its first real drop in popularity since its release, falling 10 spots to #21, while Resident Evil 2 suffers a similar issue and drops six spots to #23. Assassin's Creed Odyssey became an unfortunate victim this week; despite a small increase in numbers because of new DLC and free content, it drops six spots to #24 purely because of the strong performance of other titles. The same happened to Monster Hunter: World, which dropped nine spots to #38. While Sea of Thieves did drop in numbers slightly, the aforementioned strong performance means it also drops a disproportionate number of places down to #25.

In terms of new releases, both Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn make debuts on the chart in #32 and #37 respectively. Despite not being released until February 22nd, the EA Access trial makes sure that Anthem debuts in #18 — that position will surely increase next week. Games with Gold is responsible for Super Bomberman R's debut in the chart at #16, while the Black Desert beta becomes the final new entry at #29. Unsurprisingly, the beta for The Division 2 drops 35 places this week to #39 due to it ending.

When it comes to notable omissions, Jump Force didn't quite make the chart this week, landing just outside the top 40. Xbox Game Pass addition de Blob was nowhere to be seen at all. For next week's chart, Anthem is the only major retail release, so there won't be any new entries there. Xbox Game Pass sees the arrival of two Batman titles — Arkham Asylum and Arkham City — and these may shake things up. Don't forget to tune in to see what next week will bring, 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.