Sony reveals top downloaded PlayStation Store games of 2022

Sony reveals top downloaded PlayStation Store games of 2022

Fans of comparison charts, rejoice! Sony has released its annual PlayStation Store Top Downloads list, revealing exactly which punters in the US, Canada and Europe are settling on their PS4 and PlayStation 5 hard drives in 2022.

Unsurprisingly, FIFA once again dominated Europe, with FIFA 23 securing pole position on both consoles. In the US and Canada, however, the big balls have been swapped for big guns, as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took the lead on both platforms.

God of War Ragnarök was also, unsurprisingly, a big winner on PlayStation 5, being the third biggest download of 2022 in Europe (after Modern Warfare 2) and the second biggest download in the US/Canada. However, it was way down the PS4 list, earning #9 in the US/Canada and #15 in Europe.

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As for Eurogamer’s Game of the Year 2022, FromSoftware’s majestic Elden Ring, which landed squarely at number 4 in all territories on PS5. Purchases in the US and Canada also took it to fourth place on PS4, but it came in a bit lower at 9 in Europe.

Elsewhere, Sony’s list of the most downloaded PSVR titles of 2022 shares a top three across all territories, with Beat Saber leading the way, followed by Job Simulator, then Superhot VR.

On the free-to-play front, Fall Guys had a solid year, taking the top spot in the combined PS4/PS5 download chart. Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0 jostled for second and third place across territories, while two big newcomers for 2022 – Multiversus and Overwatch 2 – landed at 4 and 5 respectively.

The curious will find the 10 best PlayStation Store downloads of 2022 in each category below, with a full list available on the PlayStation Blog.

Best PS5 games:

USA/Canada EU 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II FIFA 23 2 God of War Ragnarök Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 3 NBA 2K23 God of War Ragnarök 4 ELDEN RING ELDEN RING 5 Madden NFL 23 Grand Theft Auto V 6 Grand Theft Auto V GRAN TURISMO 7 7 FIFA 23 Cyberpunk 2077 8 Forbidden Horizon West Forbidden Horizon West 9 GRAN TURISMO 7 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 10 Dying Light 2 Dying Light 2

Best PS4 games:

US/Canada EU 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II FIFA 23 2 Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V 3 Minecraft Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 4 ELDEN RING Minecraft 5 NBA 2K23 FIFA 22 6 Red Dead Redemption 2 Red Dead Redemption 2 7 NBA 2K22 Among Us 8 Madden NFL 23 The Last of Us Part II 9 God of War Ragnarok ELDEN RING 10 FIFA 23 The Forest

Best PSVR games:

US/Canada EU 1 Beat Saber Beat Saber 2 Job Simulator Job Simulator 3 SUPERHOT VR SUPERHOT VR 4 Creed: Rise to Glory Creed: Rise to Glory 5 Swordsman VR Sniper Elite VR 6 Astro Bot Rescue Mission Swordsman VR 7 Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality 8 GORN Batman: Arkham VR 9 Batman: Arkham VR Arizona Sunshine 10 The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Best Free Games (PS4/PS5):

US/Canada EU 1 Fall Guys Fall Guys 2 Fortnite Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0 3 Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0 Fortnite 4 MultiVersus MultiVersus 5 Overwatch 2 Overwatch 2 6 Apex Legends Rocket League 7 Rocket League eFootball 2023 8 PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Apex Legends 9 Rumbleverse Playroom 10 Rumbleverse Playroom

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