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Top Downloaded PlayStation Store Games of the Year Revealed

Sony revealed the most downloaded PlayStation games of 2021in a blog post Wednesday.
Sony revealed the most downloaded PlayStation games of 2021in a blog post Wednesday. / Photo courtesy of Sony

Sony revealed the top downloaded games of 2021 from its PlayStation store in a blog post published Wednesday.

The results are spread across several categories, with delineations for PS5 games, PS4 games, PS VR games, and free-to-play games. Most of those categories are further broken down by what reigned supreme in Canada and the US, versus what came out on top in Europe.

The top downloaded PS5 game of 2021 was NBA 2K22 in the US and Canada, while in Europe the title went to FIFA 22. Call of Duty: Vanguard came in at second in both regions. On the PS4, the top spot went to GTA V in the US and Canada, and FIFA 22 in Europe.

Fortnite was the top downloaded free-to-play game across both regions, with Warzone picking up second place in the US/Canada and Rocket League doing the same in Europe.

Among Us may not have claimed the top spot in any category, but its December release in Europe managed to push it to the sixth most downloaded PS5 game of the entire — not too shabby for a month on the market.

See the full results below.

Top Downloaded PS5 Games of 2021

US/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. Battlefield 2042 | Battlefield 2042
  5. Madden NFL 22 | Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  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 Generation | 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 | Deathloops
  20. Kena: Bridge of Spirits | Mortal Kombat 11

Top Downloaded PS4 Games of 2021

US/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 Hunt – 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. UFC 4 | Gang Beasts
  17. ARK: Survival Evolved | Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  18. Gang Beasts | eFootball PES 2021 Season Update
  19. Rust Console Edition | Among Us
  20. Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker | Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Top Downloaded PS VR Games of 2021

US/Canada | Europe

  1. Beat Saber | Beat Saber
  2. Job Simulator | Job Simulator
  3. SUPERHOT VR | SUPERHOT VR
  4. GORN | Creed: Rise to Glory
  5. Swordsman VR | Swordsman VR
  6. Creed: Rise to Glory | The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  7. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series | GORN
  8. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners | Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  9. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality | Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
  10. The Walking Dead Onslaught | ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Top Downloaded Free-to-Play PlayStation Games of 2021

US/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