PS5 Games: Most Downloaded Game in 2021 Revealed

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Sony has released a list of the most downloaded PlayStation games of 2021. Separated by console generation and free to play, the list gives fans the big picture on last year’s most popular titles. New releases such as NBA 2K22, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Call of Duty: Vanguard were among the most downloaded titles for PS5. Meanwhile, the PS4 saw the continued popularity of older games such as Grand Theft Auto VMinecraft, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

There’s a big popularity difference between PS5 and PS4

While it’s no surprise that different games will be popular depending on which console generation you’re looking at, there seem to be almost zero overlaps between the two generations. Similar to December 2021 sales figuresMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales stood right beside Call of Duty: Vanguard. There were also some key differences between the US and EU regions, namely that EU players seem to enjoy games like Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Among Us more than other AAA titles.

As with past years, games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone continue to dominate the free-to-play market. Both US and EU regions saw these games, as well as others like Rocket League and Genshin Impact at the top spots. Notably, newcomer Splitgate rose to 4th place in the US.

You can check out the top 10 list below:

Most Downloaded PS5 Games (US/Canada)

  1. NBA 2K22
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Battlefield 2042
  6. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  8. MLB The Show 21
  9. Resident Evil Village
  10. Far Cry 6

Most Downloaded PS5 Games (EU)

  1. FIFA 22
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. FIFA 21
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Battlefield 2042
  6. Among Us
  7. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  8. Far Cry 6
  9. It Takes Two
  10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Most Downloaded PS4 Games (US/Canada)

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Minecraft
  4. NBA 2K22
  5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  6. Madden NFL 22
  7. NBA 2K22
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2
  9. MLB The Show 21
  10. Mortal Kombat 11

Most Downloaded PS4 Games (EU)

  1. FIFA 22
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Minecraft
  4. FIFA 21
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  6. The Crew 2
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2
  8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. The Forest

Most Downloaded Free-to-Play Games (US)

  1. Fortnite
  2. Call of Duty: Warzone
  3. Rocket League
  4. Splitgate
  5. Apex Legends
  6. Genshin Impact
  7. Destiny 2
  8. Rec Room
  9. Brawlhalla
  10. Rogue Company

Most Downloaded Free-to-Play Games (EU)

  1. Fortnite
  2. Rocket League
  3. Call of Duty: Warzone
  4. eFootball 2022
  5. Genshin Impact
  6. Apex Legends
  7. eFootball PES 2021 LITE
  8. Brawlhalla
  9. Destiny 2
  10. Splitgate

In other news, Xbox boss Phil Spencer stated that the massive demand for next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X is actually more of a problem than lack of supply. PUBG also recently went free-to-play and also added new tutorial modes for beginners.

[Source: PS Blog]

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