Sony has unveiled the most downloaded games on PlayStation systems during the past year including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR. Of course, high-profile names all came out on top with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War being barely denied a total victory across the two main platforms in the largest regions.
2020 witnessed the launch of the PlayStation 5, and its launch marked Sony’s largest console release of all time. This doesn’t mean that the PlayStation 5 is going to dominate the company sales of 2020 – far from it, as a matter of fact, as the system has had shortages in stock since the day pre-orders for the new console went online.
The PlayStation 4 has also witnessed remarkable sales figures over the past years, and it helped the PlayStation become the best-selling home console brand of all time, even beating Nintendo. As such, the chunk of Sony’s sales all throughout the year will belong to the PlayStation 4, and that’s improbable to change for the predictable future.
Sony has unveiled the most downloaded games of 2020 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR on the PlayStation Blog. These include the top ten games from both Europe and North America.
For the PlayStation 5, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla took the top three places in all regions. The higher numbers are mixed up but Watch Dogs Legion, Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Demon’s Souls also had great showings.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War took the top spot in the North American PlayStation 4 charts but was denied a unanimous victory by FIFA 21 in Europe. This is the power of football games in the European regions, as FIFA 20 also took the number 2 spot in the charts.
Grand Theft Auto 5 placed high on both lists, which is shocking, considering the game is so old that it originally released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Grand Theft Auto 5 is set to receive Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 upgrades later this year, so there is a great probability that the game will also appear on the PlayStation 5 list next year.
A lot was said about the last-minute alterations to the PlayStation 5’s exclusives list, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales ultimately becoming a cross-gen and Demon’s Souls being the only purchasable exclusive game.
It turned out not to matter, as Demon’s Souls eventually outsold Miles Morales on the PlayStation 5 while the latter game didn’t even enter the top ten on the PlayStation 4. It could easily look like Sony made a dumb move with its strategy on exclusives, but the overpowering demand for the PlayStation 5 meant that the lineup wasn’t even essential, especially as a lot of players were just hyped for faster PlayStation 4 games through the PlayStation 5’s backward compatibility feature.