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PlayStation Store’s top downloads of 2021


Hello again! Following last week’s reveal of the December charts, we’ve collected PlayStation Store’s most-downloaded games for the entire year of 2021. Sports titles were the big winners on PS5, but there’s a surprise or two waiting in there too, like Among Us hitting #6 in the EU despite launching in December — nice!

Check the full charts below and let us know in the comments where your faves landed. Have a great year!

PS5 Games

US/CanadaEU
1NBA 2K22FIFA 22
2Call of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Vanguard
3Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesFIFA 21
4Madden NFL 22Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
5Battlefield 2042Battlefield 2042
6Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartAmong Us
7Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarKena: Bridge of Spirits
8MLB The Show 21FAR CRY 6
9Resident Evil VillageIt Takes Two
10Far Cry 6Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
11Assassin’s Creed ValhallaF1 2021
12FIFA 22Resident Evil Village
13Among UsNBA 2K22
14Mortal Kombat 11Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
15NBA 2K21 Next GenerationCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
16It Takes TwoTOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX | SIEGE
17FIFA 21Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
18DEATHLOOPDiablo II: Resurrected
19ReturnalDEATHLOOP
20Kena: Bridge of SpiritsMortal Kombat 11

PS4 Games

US/CanadaEU
1Grand Theft Auto VFIFA 22
2Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarGrand Theft Auto V
3MinecraftMinecraft
4NBA 2K22FIFA 21
5Call of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
6Madden NFL 22The Crew 2
7NBA 2K21Red Dead Redemption 2
8Red Dead Redemption 2The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition
9MLB The Show 21Call of Duty: Vanguard
10Mortal Kombat 11The Forest
11Call of Duty: Modern WarfareFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
12Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesGran Turismo Sport
13FIFA 22ARK: Survival Evolved
14THE FORESTNeed for Speed Heat
15Need for Speed HeatNBA 2K21
16UFC 4Gang Beasts
17ARK: Survival EvolvedTOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX | SIEGE
18Gang BeastseFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE
19Rust Console EditionAmong Us
20NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKERAssassin’s Creed Valhalla

PS VR Games

US/CanadaEU
1Beat SaberBeat Saber
2Job SimulatorJob Simulator
3SUPERHOT VRSUPERHOT VR
4GORNCreed: Rise to Glory
5Swordsman VRSwordsman VR
6Creed Rise to GloryThe Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
7Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR SeriesGORN
8The Walking Dead: Saints & SinnersRICK AND MORTY: VIRTUAL RICK-ALITY
9Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-alityVader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
10The Walking Dead OnslaughtASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Free-to-Play (PS5 + PS4)

US/CanadaEU
1FortniteFortnite
2Call of Duty: WarzoneRocket League
3Rocket LeagueCall of Duty: Warzone
4SplitgateeFootball 2022
5Apex LegendsGenshin Impact
6Genshin ImpactApex Legends
7Destiny 2eFootball PES 2021 LITE
8Rec RoomBrawlhalla
9BrawlhallaDestiny 2
10Rogue CompanySplitgate
 
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DonJorginho

Member
PS Store Refund Office dealing with the post launch of BF 2042

 
Wow at Among Us getting that high for the entire year after only being out a couple weeks. Also kinda funny that a game like Kena outsold Guardians of the Galaxy.
 

JLB

Member
lol, FIFA has FIFA 22 and FIFA 21 on the top 3.
FIFA is the fucking chicken of the golden eggs.
 

Pallas

Gold Member
Listening to Gaf, I kind of expected Returnal to be higher, and above Deathloop, but I’m really not at all surprised at the top of that list with the exception of Kena being pretty high on the UK list, yet. Eat the bottom of the US/CA list, that’s not knocking the game because it’s certainly a game I’m very interested in when I get a PS5.
 

Bo_Hazem

Gold Dealer
"We raised the game prices because of increasing development costs"

Even though Returnal cost lest to make than most games in the previous gen...

I would say $50M would be an overestimation, and that's with TV ads and all. Returnal was a great experience to me, $70 wasn't an issue to me, but $50 is a fair price according to its content and might've sold much more at that price. Same with Deathloop as they all feel AA or semi-AAA.

Loved the game but that's my honest opinion, but put in mind that I don't like roguelikes and beaten the game within 11 hours from launch so my experience might differ from others.
 

Fbh

Gold Member
It's really impressive how strong Miles Morales has remained, it's almost starting to have Nintendo-like legs.

Also nice seeing stuff like Kena and It Takes Two in the top 10
 
It's really impressive how strong Miles Morales has remained, it's almost starting to have Nintendo-like legs.

Also nice seeing stuff like Kena and It Takes Two in the top 10

It is impressive but not too surprising.

It's a Sony produced Marvel game and Marvel just has a stupid level of popularity.

It's like the film's really. They are good some even very good but at the same time overrated.

Don't get me wrong I really liked both Spider-Man games. They are some of the best games available.

But to me atleast they are overrated as they aren't quite the pinnacle like a couple of other Sony titles.

That's where the Spider-Man and Marvel brand comes in and makes them sore in sales above their competitors despite not being a clearly superior game or product etc.
 

Vae_Victis

Banned
FIFA microtransactions (not game sales) basically make EA 1 billion dollars a year. So yeah, it's not surprising there's a lot of people still playing it.
 
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