Xbox Gameplay Chart: Week Ending March 3rd, 2019

By Rebecca Smith,
Apex Legends has dominated the Xbox Gameplay Chart for the last three weeks, but the gap between it and fellow battle royale competitor Fortnite is getting smaller. Is this the week where the games change position, or will something else come along to take 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 Arts3
4 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision5
5 iconTom Clancy’s The Division 2 - BetaRE
6 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar7
7 iconFIFA 19Electronic Arts8
8 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft6
9 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar10
10 iconForza Horizon 4Microsoft Studios9
11 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix11
12 iconCrackdown 3: CampaignMicrosoft Studios4
13 iconMinecraftMicrosoft Studios12
14 iconDestiny 2Activision14
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
16 iconAdventure Time: Pirates of the EnchiridionOutright Games-
17 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsMicrosoft16
18 iconROBLOXRoblox Corporation18
19 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts17
20 iconNBA 2K192K Sports19
21 iconSUPER BOMBERMAN RKonami Digital Entertainment Inc.13
22 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft21
23 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix20
24 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionMicrosoft Studios22
25 iconGears of War 4Microsoft Studios26
26 iconSea of ThievesMicrosoft Studios25
27 iconMadden NFL 19EA Games29
28 iconSMITEHi-Rez Studios31
29 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts39
30 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing32
31 iconMinecraft: Xbox One EditionMicrosoft Studios33
32 iconWarframeDigital Extremes37
33 iconStar Wars Republic Commando-
34 iconKINGDOM HEARTS IIISquare Enix23
35 iconHalo 5: GuardiansMicrosoft Studios35
36 iconResident Evil 2Capcom Entertainment Inc.24
37 iconFar Cry 5Ubisoft40
38 iconFar Cry New DawnUbisoft30
39 iconMetro ExodusDeep Silver27
40 iconTrials RisingUbisoft-
Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
Well, the top three stays the same. Apex Legends stays in the top spot, but the gap between Apex Legends and Fortnite in #2 continues to get smaller, possibly thanks to the start of Season 8 and new content in the latter. Anthem stays firm in #3 with just the slightest drop in numbers from last week. In fact, the biggest news of the week is the reappearance of the Tom Clancy's The Division 2 beta at #5, which bodes well for the game's full release on March 15th and proves that in the right hands, betas are a great way of advertising your upcoming game.

Most games only move up or down the chart by a couple of spots this week, but there are some notable leaps and drops. First, Star Wars Battlefront II climbs ten spots to #29 since the release of the latest community update that brough Anakin Skywalker into the fray. On the other hand, Crackdown 3: Campaign falls out of the top 10, dropping eight spots to #12, the attraction of the new release evidently starting to wear off. It isn't the only recent title to suffer — KINGDOM HEARTS III drops 11 spots to #34, Resident Evil 2 drops 12 spots to #36, Far Cry New Dawn drops eight spots to #38 (even lower than its predecessor Far Cry 5), and Metro Exodus drops 12 spots to #39. The last Games with Gold title SUPER BOMBERMAN R also drops eight spots to #21 now that the newer titles are out.

Speaking of Games With Gold, the programme is responsible for the most notable new entries this week. Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion enters the chart at #16, while Xbox Original title Star Wars Republic Commando enters at #33. The only other new entry of the week is from new release Trials Rising, which just clips into the chart at #40. None of this week's other new releases, Dead or Alive 6, DiRT Rally 2.0, and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, come anywhere close to the chart, nor did either of the new Xbox Game Pass releases.

For next week's chart, the only notable new retail release is Devil May Cry 5, although the latest MMORPG Black Desert also makes its full debut. There may also be new Xbox Game Pass games as there's an announcement due on March 7th. 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.
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