Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending February 24th, 2019

By Rebecca Smith,
Apex Legends is currently capturing players' hearts, having smashed its way to the top of the chart for the last two weeks. This week its only real challenger is Anthem, but is that enough to topple Respawn's free-to-play Battle Royale game from the top spot? You can find out for yourself by taking a look at the gameplay chart and the top 40 most played games below.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconAnthemElectronic Arts18
4 iconCrackdown 3: CampaignMicrosoft Studios3
5 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision4
6 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft8
7 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar5
8 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts6
9 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios7
10 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar9
11 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix11
12 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios12
13 iconSUPER BOMBERMAN RKonami Digital Entertainment Inc.16
14 iconDestiny 2Activision10
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
16 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft14
17 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts13
18 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation20
19 iconNBA 2K192K Sports19
20 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix17
21 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft24
22 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios26
23 iconKINGDOM HEARTS IIISquare Enix21
24 iconResident Evil 2Capcom Entertainment Inc.23
25 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios25
26 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios28
27 iconMetro ExodusDeep Silver32
28 iconStar Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi AcademyLucasArts-
29 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games30
30 iconFar Cry New DawnUbisoft37
31 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios27
32 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing31
33 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios34
34 iconCrackdown 3: Wrecking ZoneMicrosoft Studios22
35 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios36
36 iconFallout 76Bethesda SoftworksRE
37 iconWarframeDigital Extremes35
38 iconTitanfall 2Electronic Arts33
39 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic ArtsRE
40 iconFar Cry 5UbisoftRE
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Unsurprisingly, Apex Legends continues to dominate the chart, claiming #1 spot again. The margin between that title and Fortnite in #2 is gradually closing, but it will still likely be a few weeks before the numbers become truly competitive. Anthem climbs 15 spots after its full worldwide release. This just goes to show that digital sales are becoming far more prevalent seeing as the game comfortably takes #3 despite poor physical sales.

Some of last week's new releases fare a bit better this week too. Metro Exodus climbs five spots to #32, while Far Cry New Dawn climbs seven spots to #30, both increasing their player numbers to do so. However, neither title seems to be doing terribly well in the charts with far lower player numbers than expected. Still, they're not doing as badly as Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone, which plummets 12 places to #34 despite being available on Xbox Game Pass. Developer Sumo Digital promises updates will be coming soon, but will it be too late to save the player base? In contrast, Crackdown 3: Campaign stays near the top of the chart at #4.

At the bottom of the chart, Fallout 76 bounces back in at #36, possibly due to heavy discounting at many retailers and the promise of new content coming soon. Star Wars Battlefront II climbs a couple of places to re-enter the chart at #39, while the new-game effect is in full swing with the Far Cry franchise — Far Cry 5 climbs back into the chart at #40.

As Anthem was the only notable retail release this week, it's left to Xbox Game Pass and Games With Gold to try and make up the new entries. The latter obliges as Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy makes its debut in the chart at #28, proving nostalgia is still a big draw. None of the new Game Pass entries — Batman: Return to Arkham or Headlander — come anywhere near the chart, while the Trials Rising open beta narrowly misses out on a top 40 spot.

For next week's chart, there are notable new retail releases in the form of Trials Rising, Dead or Alive 6, DiRT Rally 2.0, and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame. There will be a new Xbox Game With Gold (we'll likely find out what that is tomorrow), and there are two new Xbox Game Pass games: Alien Isolation and The Walking Dead: Season Two. Will we see any of these in the chart next week? 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.