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(PS Blog) March 2022 Top Downloads

kyliethicc

Member


Shit I noticed:

Elden Ring still #1 on PS4 and PS5 in North America. #3 on PS4 and PS5 in Europe.
Game is gonna sell like 30 million.

Gran Turismo 7 sold well. Seems a bit more popular in Europe, no surprise there.
#2 PS5 NA, #1 PS5 EU. #3 PS4 NA, #2 PS4 EU.

Europeans don't care about Ghostwire Tokyo or that FF Chaos! game. They love F1.

Batman: Arkham Knight charted again lol. Must be cause of the new movie.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag charted in Europe on PS4 for some reason after like ... 9 years.

The Last of Us Part II outsold (digitally) Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 in Europe.
 
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elliot5

Member

PS5 Games

US/CanadaEU
1ELDEN RINGGran Turismo 7
2Gran Turismo 7Grand Theft Auto V
3WWE 2K22ELDEN RING
4Grand Theft Auto VWWE 2K22
5Tiny Tina’s WonderlandsFIFA 22
6NBA 2K22F1 2021
7STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGINTiny Tina’s Wonderlands
8Horizon Forbidden WestStar Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
9Ghostwire: TokyoHorizon Forbidden West
10SifuAssassin’s Creed Valhalla
11FIFA 22It Takes Two
12It Takes TwoAmong Us
13Madden NFL 22NBA 2K22
14Assassin’s Creed ValhallaSTRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN
15Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderCyberpunk 2077
16Among UsGhostwire: Tokyo
17Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
18Dying Light 2Sifu
19Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeFAR CRY 6
20Mortal Kombat 11Dying Light 2
*Naming of products may differ between regions
*Upgrades not included


PS4 Games

US/CanadaEU
1ELDEN RINGFIFA 22
2WWE 2K22Gran Turismo 7
3Gran Turismo 7ELDEN RING
4NBA 2K22F1 2021
5Tiny Tina’s WonderlandsMinecraft
6Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V
7MinecraftWWE 2K22
8FIFA 22Fall Guys
9Batman: Arkham KnightAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
10Horizon Forbidden WestNBA 2K22
11Madden NFL 22Among Us
12Marvel’s Spider-ManStar Wars Battlefront II
13Star Wars Battlefront IIThe Last of Us Part II
14Red Dead Redemption 2Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
15The Last of Us Part IINeed for Speed Heat
16Need for Speed HeatThe Forest
17Among UsStar Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
18CupheadHorizon Forbidden West
19The Sims 4Cuphead
20The ForestThe Sims 4
*Naming of products may differ between regions

PS VR Games

US/CanadaEU
1Beat SaberBeat Saber
2Job SimulatorJob Simulator
3Astro Bot Rescue MissionAstro Bot Rescue Mission
4Batman: Arkham VRMarvel’s Iron Man VR
5SUPERHOT VRSUPERHOT VR
6Marvel’s Iron Man VRBatman: Arkham VR
7Creed: Rise to GlorySwordsman VR
8Surgeon Simulator: Experience RealityStride
9Vacation SimulatorCreed: Rise to Glory
10Swordsman VRSurgeon Simulator: Experience Reality

Free-to-Play (PS5 + PS4)

US/CanadaEU
1FortniteFortnite
2Apex LegendsApex Legends
3Call of Duty: WarzoneCall of Duty: Warzone
4Bleach: Brave Souls Anime GameRocket League
5Rec RoomRec Room
6Rocket LeagueBleach: Brave Souls Anime Game
7PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDSeFootball 2022
8Destiny 2PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
9Genshin ImpactGenshin Impact
10BrawlhallaDestiny 2
 

leo-j

Member
Anyone saying Elden ring didn’t eat into horizon 2’s sales …….

Horizon 2 has been overshadowed worse than Zelda , that’s really because Elden ring is also on PS. And the fact Elden ring sold more than GT 7 it’s 2nd month in the US is also telling. Sony could have launched those games later in the year like now where we have a “drought” than to release them all at once during D2, Elden ring, Sifu, and other releases.
 

jaysius

Gold Member
Anyone saying Elden ring didn’t eat into horizon 2’s sales …….

Horizon 2 has been overshadowed worse than Zelda , that’s really because Elden ring is also on PS. And the fact Elden ring sold more than GT 7 it’s 2nd month in the US is also telling. Sony could have launched those games later in the year like now where we have a “drought” than to release them all at once during D2, Elden ring, Sifu, and other releases.
You can prop up a game in your mind and reviewers can pad it as much as they want, but people have "voted with their wallet". The original game didn't really inspire people to want another game from the series so much. The fact that there are improvements, but they aren't as great as someone that disliked the first one would like is what happened here. Even Tiny Tina's trashland performed better, that's rough.

The people that play Elden Ring aren't really the main audience for the Horizon series, completely different games.

There might not be a Horizon 3 in the future for Sony.

Sure Sony could have put those titles out in drought months to make their sales look better than they are, if you need that illusion you should write Sony and let them know your strategies.

The next time the game will see a surge now is with a deep sale, or when it joins a service like PS +++.
 
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MoreJRPG

Suffers from extreme PDS
Ugly chart for Horizon. That's a flagship first party title. Definitely is not performing like one which is a shame.
 

DForce

Member
Anyone saying Elden ring didn’t eat into horizon 2’s sales …….

Horizon 2 has been overshadowed worse than Zelda , that’s really because Elden ring is also on PS. And the fact Elden ring sold more than GT 7 it’s 2nd month in the US is also telling. Sony could have launched those games later in the year like now where we have a “drought” than to release them all at once during D2, Elden ring, Sifu, and other releases.
Elden Ring was only tracked for 4 days last month.
 
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Ghost of Johto

Gold Member
Best game ever is best seller of the month.

Marvel Balance GIF
 

leo-j

Member
You can prop up a game in your mind and reviewers can pad it as much as they want, but people have "voted with their wallet". The original game didn't really inspire people to want another game from the series so much. The fact that there are improvements, but they aren't as great as someone that disliked the first one would like is what happened here. Even Tiny Tina's trashland performed better, that's rough.

The people that play Elden Ring aren't really the main audience for the Horizon series, completely different games.

There might not be a Horizon 3 in the future for Sony.

Sure Sony could have put those titles out in drought months to make their sales look better than they are, if you need that illusion you should write Sony and let them know your strategies.

The next time the game will see a surge now is with a deep sale, or when it joins a service like PS +++.
Actually a majority of my friends that played H1 loved the game (myself included), but have not purchased H2 because they wanted to get Elden ring first. And Elden ring is a 100 hour journey to say the least if you go beyond main quest line. I know it is anecdotal, but it has affected horizon’s sales. Horizon 2 is a better game than the first.


Also , how would it look if Nintendo released Mario kart 9 and breath of the wild 2 the same
Month?

Stupid.

It doesn’t take a genius, especially when they have 0 consoles to sell.
 
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DForce

Member
Ugly chart for Horizon. That's a flagship first party title. Definitely is not performing like one which is a shame.
It's really hard to say.

Elden Ring launched at the end of last month, plus you have Gran Turismo 7, Grand Theft Auto V, WWE 2K22, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and Stranger of Paradise that launched in March, too.
 

lh032

I cry about Xbox and hate PlayStation.
People seems to forget the first horizon game sold 20 million

Give it sometime, its too early to say now.

Furthermore i dont see how Elden ring affect HFW sales.

Both are different games, sure some people may buy Elden Ring first, but if they are interested in HFW, sooner or later they are going to buy HFW anyway.

Its not like they : "why i wanna play HFW? I finished Elden Ring!"
 
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kyliethicc

Member
Jesus Horizon dropping to 7 even though Elden Rings stayed at the top in their second months is not a good look.

Horizon 3: North Souls coming to PS5 and PC in 2027

Explore a vast and dangerous open world in Aloy's final quest to save humanity, and become the Northern Lord.

Introduces our new Ultra Immersive HUD mode with minimal UI and almost zero player guidance. Find your own path.

Features more complex boss fights in what will surely be known as the most challenging entry in the series so far!
 
Anyone putting off HFW, it's a good time to jump in now, the toggle to turn off pickup animations makes it much better game. It's ridiculous you have to turn it off manually to begin with. Now the game flows a lot better, like a ghost of sushi than starring at Aloy bend over every 2 seconds.
 

Fbh

Member
Nice seeing Sifu continue to do well, same with It Takes Two which seem to be permanently locked in the top 20 for now.
Also nice to see Elden Ring continue to dominate.

Horizon 3: North Souls coming to PS5 and PC in 2027

Explore a vast and dangerous open world in Aloy's final quest to save humanity, and become the Northern Lord.

Introduces our new Ultra Immersive HUD mode with minimal UI and almost zero player guidance. Find your own path.

Features more complex boss fights in what will surely be known as the most challenging entry in the series so far!

Can't wait for whatever launches the week after.
 

SlimySnake

Member
Anyone putting off HFW, it's a good time to jump in now, the toggle to turn off pickup animations makes it much better game. It's ridiculous you have to turn it off manually to begin with. Now the game flows a lot better, like a ghost of sushi than starring at Aloy bend over every 2 seconds.
It's a huge change even in end game when you are overflowing with materials and dont need to collect anything.
 
Yeah i really don't think Forbidden West sold more than the first game honestly...which is disappointing.

That said, Gran Turismo 7 at #1 above GTAV and Elden Ring in europe at that price is honestly amazing...specially considering some of the back lash after that update.
Then again, europe always loved these games.
 
Forbidden west became a victim of elden ring.
If forbidden west was to be released in September October it would've done so much better.
 

mckmas8808

Mckmaster uses MasterCard to buy Slave drives
Anyone saying Elden ring didn’t eat into horizon 2’s sales …….

Horizon 2 has been overshadowed worse than Zelda , that’s really because Elden ring is also on PS. And the fact Elden ring sold more than GT 7 it’s 2nd month in the US is also telling. Sony could have launched those games later in the year like now where we have a “drought” than to release them all at once during D2, Elden ring, Sifu, and other releases.

But you're assuming that Sony will have a big enough drought to place those games in another month. We'd have to get the total numbers of sales for those games first, before what you said can be considered true.
 

Jennings

Member
I'm glad the free-to-play games are in their own category.

Someone mentioned Zelda was once over-shadowed, but I don't know when that ever happened. Was it?

Right now Horizon is the epitome of an also-ran. Beautiful game, but its most compelling feature is the camera mode. Art and graphics aside, just playing it feels dated and out of its time. I hope they explore new ground in a sequel.
 
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Lone Wolf

Member
Who buys this shitty wwe games. I never understood why fake wrestling is popular.
And Tiny Tina ?! yuck... give me the wwe game
I haven’t watched wrestling since I was a kid, but it’s not any more fake than any tv show or movie. It’s just another “reality tv” program.
 

iHaunter

Member
Anyone saying Elden ring didn’t eat into horizon 2’s sales …….

Horizon 2 has been overshadowed worse than Zelda , that’s really because Elden ring is also on PS. And the fact Elden ring sold more than GT 7 it’s 2nd month in the US is also telling. Sony could have launched those games later in the year like now where we have a “drought” than to release them all at once during D2, Elden ring, Sifu, and other releases.
Too many games. Still love Horizon though.
 

SLB1904

Gold Member
Zero Dawn February 17: #2
Zero Dawn March 17: #2
Zero Dawn April 17: #13

Forbidden West February 22: #2
Forbidden West March 22: #8

Looks like Horizon is likely underperforming relative to the first.
Dude horizon is 70 bucks with ps4 upgrade for free.

Just because it was 2 in 2017 doesn't mean it underperformed. And what competition horizon had in 2017?
Also psn charts is numbers of downloads not revenue l
 
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Hobbygaming

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Anyone saying Elden ring didn’t eat into horizon 2’s sales …….

Horizon 2 has been overshadowed worse than Zelda , that’s really because Elden ring is also on PS. And the fact Elden ring sold more than GT 7 it’s 2nd month in the US is also telling. Sony could have launched those games later in the year like now where we have a “drought” than to release them all at once during D2, Elden ring, Sifu, and other releases.
I'm grateful that they did release them early in this year. This has been the best start of a gaming year in some time

Games like Horizon Forbidden West will see improved sales once PS5 stock improves
 
Dude horizon is 70 bucks with ps4 upgrade for free.

Just because it was 2 in 2017 doesn't mean it underperformed. And what competition horizon had in 2017?

Zero Dawn got its two #2 spots against For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Two games that likely didn't perform as well as Elden Ring, though that's basically meaningless.

Also interesting that Zero Dawn got #2 for February while only being available for 1 day, as it released on the 28th.
 

SLB1904

Gold Member
Its $60 on PS4 and can be upgraded to PS5 for free.
That what I meant.
Zero Dawn only release on ps4. I guess the genius in this thread didn't thought about that
Combine those sales and let's talk

Zero Dawn got its two #2 spots against For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Two games that likely didn't perform as well as Elden Ring, though that's basically meaningless.

Also interesting that Zero Dawn got #2 for February while only being available for 1 day, as it released on the 28th.


See my post above
 
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DForce

Member
Zero Dawn got its two #2 spots against For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands. Two games that likely didn't perform as well as Elden Ring, though that's basically meaningless.

Also interesting that Zero Dawn got #2 for February while only being available for 1 day, as it released on the 28th.
Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor were in their second month.

Major released in March 2017 was MLB The Show 17 and Mass Effect: Andromeda

March 2022, you had Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Grand Theft Auto V, WWE 2K22, Gran Turismo 7, and Elden Ring, which launched at the end of Feb.

You're not going to get too many games in their second month beating 4-5 new releases.
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor were in their second month.

Major released in March 2017 was MLB The Show 17 and Mass Effect: Andromeda

March 2022, you had Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Grand Theft Auto V, WWE 2K22, Gran Turismo 7, and Elden Ring, which launched at the end of Feb.

You're not going to get too many games in their second month beating 4-5 new releases.

Ultimately, we don't have enough information to say conclusively one way or the other.

The thing that matters is development costs and revenue. Forbidden West likely cost more than Zero Dawn. Horizon III will likely cost more than Forbidden West, if they maintain trajectory. Numbers are being crunched as we speak.
 
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