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author: Hubert Sledziewski

Most Downloaded PS4 and PS5 Games in 2021; FIFA 22 and Fortnite Reign Supreme

Today, Sony released lists of the most downloaded games on the PlayStation 4 and 5 in 2021, showing that the most popular games were competitive-oriented productions - including sports and shooters - as well as the new Spider-Man.

Sony decided to add one more to the numerous lists that traditionally appear at the the end of an old or at the beginning of a new year. The Japanese giant published lists of the games that were downloaded most often on PlayStation 4 and 5 in the last twelve months. They take into account the division into two regions - the United States / Canada and Europe. The general conclusion, however, is the following: the most popular were sports games (mainly FIF 22 and NBA 2K22), shooters like Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042, as well as Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The full top 20 lists for both consoles can be found below.

The most downloaded games on PlayStation 4 in 2021

#

United States / Canada

Europe

1.

Grand Theft Auto V

FIFA 22

2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Grand Theft Auto V

3.

Minecraft

Minecraft

4.

NBA 2K22

FIFA 21

5.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

6.

Madden NFL 22

The Crew 2

7.

NBA 2K21

Red Dead Redemption 2

8.

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Witcher 3: Wild Quest - Game of the Year Edition

9.

MLB: The Show 21

Call of Duty: Vanguard

10.

Mortal Kombat 11

The Forest

11.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

12.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Gran Turismo Sport

13.

FIFA 22

ARK: Survival Evolved

14.

The Forest

Need for Speed: Heat

15.

Need for Speed: Heat

NBA 2K21

16.

EA Sports UFC 4

Gang Beasts

17.

ARK: Survival Evolved

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

18.

Gang Beasts

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update

19.

Rust

Among Us

20.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Most downloaded games on PlayStation 5 in 2021

#

United States / Canada

Europe

1.

NBA 2K22

FIFA 22

2.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard

3.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

FIFA 21

4.

Madden NFL 22

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

5.

Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042

6.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Among Us

7.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

8.

MLB: The Show 21

Far Cry 6

9.

Resident Evil Village

It Takes Two

10.

Far Cry 6

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

11.

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

F1 2021

12.

FIFA 22

Resident Evil Village

13.

Among Us

NBA 2K22

14.

Mortal Kombat 11

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

15.

NBA 2K21 (next-gen version)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

16.

It Takes Two

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

17.

FIFA 21

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

18.

Deathloop

Diablo II: Resurrected

19.

Returnal

Deathloop

20.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Mortal Kombat 11

What is striking is the rather average popularity of other Sony exclusive titles - both platform-wide and console-specific. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart took sixth place in the United States / Canada, but was only fourteenth in Europe. The opposite trend can be seen in the case of the warmly received Kenya: Bridge of Spirits - sixth place on the Old Continent, but twentieth overseas. Whereas Returnal and Deathloop were barely included in the list.

The ranking of the most downloaded free-to-play games turned out to be much more uniform. Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone and Rocket League reign supreme. Apex Legends, Genshin Impact and Destiny 2 were also popular in both regions taken into account (the full list can be found below). When it comes to productions developed for virtual reality, Beat Saber, Job Simulator and Polish SUPERHOT VR were leading the way.

Most downloaded free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 and 5 in 2021

#

United States / Canada

Europe

1.

Fortnite

Fortnite

2.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Rocket League

3.

Rocket League

Call of Duty: Warzone

4.

Splitgate

eFootball 2022

5.

Apex Legends

Genshin Impact

6.

Genshin Impact

Apex Legends

7.

Destiny 2

eFootball PES 2021 LITE

8.

Rec Room

Brawlhalla

9.

Brawlhalla

Destiny 2

10.

Rogue Company

Splitgate

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