In a word: Sony has revealed the most downloaded games for its PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR platforms for all of 2021. And if there’s one thing the graphics illustrate, it’s that a lot of console owners really like sports titles and Call of Duty.
Sony has divided its graphics in two regions: the United States / Canada and the EU. Looking at the current generation PS5, NBA 2K22 tops the charts in the first area, while another sports game was most downloaded in the EU last year, FIFA 22. But Call of Duty: Vanguard took second place in both places.
On PS4, it’s astonishing that, eight years after its console launch, the most downloaded US / Canada title in 2021 was Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar’s record was also the second-most-downloaded title. downloaded in the EU. , beaten only by FIFA 22.
The US / Canada and EU saw the same three titles as their most downloaded VR games in 2021: Beat Saber, Job Simulator, and Superhot VR, in that order. Additionally, Sony has included a free-to-play (PS4 + PS5) category which is unsurprisingly dominated by Fortnite, Rocket League, and Call of Duty: Warzone. What’s surprising is to see eFootball 2022 in fourth place in the EU rankings, although many people have probably downloaded it just to see how badly the worst game on Steam really is.
Overall, Call of Duty occupies 11 of the 60 spots in all rankings and there are 20 sports games.
Yesterday, it was reported that Sony planned to stop production of the PlayStation 4 at the end of last year or sometime in 2022, but the company has now decided to increase production of its latest console. generation in response to PlayStation 5 shortages.