These Are The Most Downloaded PlayStation Games Of 2021

Sports games dominated the rankings across multiple regions.

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For PlayStation, 2021 was filled with big announcements about some promising future projects. Fans got a glimpse of some forthcoming big titles such as God Of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and Spider-man 2.

It was also the first year in the life-cycle of Sony‘s latest console, the PS5. It was filled with stellar titles throughout and through, including first-party exclusives such as Returnal and third-party games such as Deathloop.

To recap this period, PlayStation Blog recently posted a list of the most downloaded games of 2021. Download stats are based on user activity on PS5 and PS4 in the U. S.-Canada and Europe regions. The source also dropped 2021’s top-10 most downloaded PSVR titles for these regions.

ratchet and clank rift apart
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart was one of the most significant PS releases of 2021.

Most Downloaded PlayStation 5 Games In 2021

RankU.S. – CanadaEurope
1NBA 2K22FIFA 22
2Call of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Vanguard
3Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesFIFA 21
4Madden NFL 22Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
5Battlefield 2042Battlefield 2042
6Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartAmong Us
7Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarKena: Bridge Of Spirits
8MLB The Show 21Far Cry 6
9Resident Evil VillageIt Takes Two
10Far Cry 6Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
11Assassin’s Creed ValhallaF1 2021
12FIFA 22Resident Evil Village
13Among UsNBA 2K22
14Mortal Kombat 11Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
15NBA 2K21 Next GenerationCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
16It Takes TwoTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
17FIFA 21Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
18DeathloopDiablo II: Resurrected
19ReturnalDeathloop
20Kena: Bridge Of SpiritsMortal Kombat 11

The PlayStation community spent most of their time downloading sports games, namely, NBA 2K22 and FIFA 22. Surprisingly, the highly-acclaimed PS5 exclusive Returnal barely made it into the top-20 in the U.S.-Canada zone while missing out on the list in Europe.

Most Downloaded PS4 Games In 2021

RankU.S. – CanadaEurope
1Grand Theft Auto VFIFA 22
2Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarGrand Theft Auto V
3MinecraftMinecraft
4NBA 2K22FIFA 21
5Call of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
6Madden NFL 22The Crew 2
7NBA 2K21Red Dead Redemption 2
8Red Dead Redemption 2The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition
9MLB The Show 21Call of Duty: Vanguard
10Mortal Kombat 11The Forest
11Call of Duty: Modern WarfareFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
12Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesGran Turismo Sport
13FIFA 22ARK: Survival Evolved
14The ForestNeed For Speed Heat
15Need For Speed HeatNBA 2K21
16UFC 4Gang Beasts
17ARK: Survival EvolvedTom Clancy’s Rainbox Six: Siege
18Gang BeastseFootball PES 2021 Season Update
19Rust Console EditionAmong Us
20Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi StrikerAssassin’s Creed Valhalla

Topping the U.S.-Canada market list, GTA V performed amazingly well for a game that came way back in 2014. Meanwhile, FIFA 22 maintained its grip on the first position in Europe despite the change in platform.

Most Downloaded PSVR Games In 2021

RankU.S. – CanadaEurope
1Beat SaberBeat Saber
2Job SimulatorJob Simulator
3Superhot VRSuperhot VR
4GORNCreed: Rise to Glory
5Swordsman VRSwordsman VR
6Creed Rise To GloryThe Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
7Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR SeriesGORN
8The Walking Dead: Saints & SinnersRick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
9Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-alityVader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series
10The Walking Dead OnslaughtASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Probably one of the most popular VR titles in history, Beat Saber won the popularity contest in both regions. Another title, which has risen in popularity over the years, Superhot VR came in third across the two lists.

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With tentpole franchises such as God Of War and Horizon getting sequels this year, 2022 promises to be another big one for PlayStation. Which forthcoming PS5 game are you most excited for? Tell us in the comments.

Priye Rai

Priye Rai

Priye is a tech writer at Fossbytes, who writes about gaming and anything remotely related to tech, including smartphones, apps, OTT, etc. He prefers to be called a "video game journalist" and grimaces when he doesn't get to be "Player 1." If you want to talk about games or send any feedback, drop him a mail at [email protected]

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