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Sony reveals most-downloaded PlayStation video games in 2021

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As most individuals already know, 2020 and 2021 weren’t nice years for conventional retail. With the pandemic closing shops and retaining folks at residence, mail-order and digital gross sales have elevated enormously within the areas the place they’re relevant. Downloads and streaming stored the film enterprise going and was an enormous boon to console gaming.

Letting us in on the enterprise aspect of issues, Sony has printed it’s prime promoting video games on its energetic platforms for 2021. Let’s check out the charts per console.

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 side

It nearly looks like somebody had a monkey’s paw and wished the PS5 would come out on the finish of 2020, it doesn’t matter what. Tormented by availability points, the PS5 is without doubt one of the most sought-after items of electronics over a 12 months after its launch. Couple that with the shortage of retail reliability and you’ve got an fascinating problem for Sony’s PlayStation Community. One which, because the launch of the PS5, they appear to have had no difficulty fixing. As talked about within the PlayStation weblog submit, Amongst Us did significantly nicely contemplating its December launch.


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One last factor to notice earlier than we get to the numbers — this record doesn’t embody PS4 to PS5 sport upgrades. Right here’s the highest 20 downloaded video games in North America:

  1. NBA 2K22
  2. Name of Obligation: Vanguard
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Battlefield 2042
  6. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside
  7. Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Battle
  8. MLB The Present 21
  9. Resident Evil Village
  10. Far Cry 6
  11. Murderer’s Creed Valhalla
  12. FIFA 22
  13. Amongst Us
  14. Mortal Kombat 11
  15. NBA 2K21 Subsequent Era
  16. It Takes Two
  17. FIFA 21
  18. Deathloop
  19. Returnal
  20. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

The European Union chart and North American chart are crammed with comparable titles, typically divided by nationwide sports activities preferences, comparable to Madden and F1 2020. For comparability, right here’s the EU chart:

  1. FIFA 22
  2. Name of Obligation: Vanguard
  3. FIFA 21
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Battlefield 2042
  6. Amongst Us
  7. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  8. Far Cry 6
  9. It Takes Two
  10. Murderer’s Creed Valhalla
  11. F1 2021
  12. Resident Evil Village
  13. NBA 2K22
  14. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside
  15. Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Battle
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six | Siege
  17. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Version
  18. Diablo II: Resurrected
  19. Deathloop
  20. Mortal Kombat 11

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Pro limited edition.

Although possibly not precisely what Sony had hoped for, the PS4 remains to be the primary platform for Ps households. Worth drops mixed with lack of availability of the PS5 has led to a different good 12 months for the PS4. Main the pack, and winner of the “will this sport ever cease being downloaded” award is Grand Theft Auto V. The North American charts between the 2 generations exhibits us just a few issues. Sports activities video games, different than simply being very talked-about, are often good sellers on new techniques as a result of they spend plenty of time on graphic constancy. It additionally exhibits that GTA5 has but to launch on the following gen consoles.

North America:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Battle
  3. Minecraft
  4. NBA 2K22
  5. Name of Obligation: Vanguard
  6. Madden NFL 22
  7. NBA 2K21
  8. Purple Useless Redemption 2
  9. MLB The Present 21
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. Name of Obligation: Trendy Warfare
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  13. FIFA 22
  15. Want for Pace Warmth
  16. UFC 4
  17. ARK: Survival Advanced
  18. Gang Beasts
  19. Rust Console Version
  20. Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Within the European Union, the charts are comparable however substitute something non-mainstream with a soccer sport and also you’ll get the thought.

European Union:

  1. FIFA 22
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Minecraft
  4. FIFA 21
  5. Name of Obligation: Black Ops Chilly Battle
  6. The Crew 2
  7. Purple Useless Redemption 2
  8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Recreation of the Yr Version
  9. Name of Obligation: Vanguard
  10. The Forest
  11. Fall Guys: Final Knockout
  12. Gran Turismo Sport
  13. ARK: Survival Advanced
  14. Want for Pace Warmth
  15. NBA 2K21
  16. Gang Beasts
  18. eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE
  19. Amongst Us
  20. Murderer’s Creed Valhalla

PlayStation Digital Actuality

Sony's PlayStation VR 2 headset.

For anybody that follows the VR house, the highest 3 picks in NA and EU will come as little shocked. Beat Saber, Job Simulator, and Superhot are intensely fashionable throughout the sphere. The titles that comply with additionally come as no shock as the supply of high quality PSVR video games is decrease than many different VR markets.

North America:

  1. Beat Saber
  2. Job Simulator
  3. Superhot VR
  4. Gorn
  5. Swordsman VR
  6. Creed Rise to Glory
  7. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Collection
  8. The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners
  9. Rick and Morty: Digital Rick-ality
  10. The Strolling Useless Onslaught

The one distinction between the 2 charts, a minimum of title-wise, is NA has Strolling Useless Onslaught and EU has Astro Bot Rescue Mission of their final spot. The rankings in any other case transfer up or down an area or two, however the charts are very comparable.

European Union:

  1. Beat Saber
  2. Job Simulator
  3. Superhot VR
  4. Creed: Rise to Glory
  5. Swordsman VR
  6. The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners
  7. GORN
  8. Rick and Morty: Digital Rick-ality
  9. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Collection
  10. Astro Bot Rescue Mission

PlayStation Community Free-to-play

An fascinating inclusion within the charts is the downloads for all free-to-play content material. With many gamers being caught at residence for a minimum of a portion of the 12 months, video games that don’t price something to play obtained plenty of consideration. Coming in on the prime on each charts is Fortnite, stunning nobody. Following behind Fortnite, in various order dependent upon area, you’ve gotten the standard suspects: Name of Obligation, Rocket League, Future 2, and Apex Legends.

North America:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Name of Obligation: Warzone
  3. Rocket League
  4. Splitgate
  5. Apex Legends
  6. Genshin Impression
  7. Future 2
  8. Rec Room
  9. Brawlhalla
  10. Rogue Firm

One other class the place you’ll be able to inform the nationality by their selection of video games. I’m wanting instantly at you, eFootball franchise.

European Union:

  1. Fortnite
  2. Rocket League
  3. Name of Obligation: Warzone
  4. eFootball 2022
  5. Genshin Impression
  6. Apex Legends
  7. eFootball PES 2021 LITE
  8. Brawlhalla
  9. Future 2
  10. Splitgate

2022 and past

2021 was not the nice return to regular that we had all hoped. With this new 12 months, will Sony have the ability to get PS5s into the arms of followers who need them? Will the PS4 have as sturdy of a displaying in 2022 as a result of lack of availability? Will the PSVR 2 catch on and drive new VR gross sales?

We’ll see you again right here subsequent 12 months for some solutions!


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