Tales of Arise and Judgment series dominate sales, but games like Battlefield also appear on the list.
Sony has released the list of best-selling games on the PS Store around the world. Brazil honored the title of country of football and had FIFA 21 and FIFA 22 as the most downloaded games in 2021 for PS5. Already in Japan the list of most downloaded games on the Playstation Store is quite different than what we see in the rest of the world.
In the land of the rising sun Tales of Arise reigned supreme in number of downloads on Playstation 5. Launched on September 9, the JRPG managed to reach the top of the list in just 3 months. In second place was the remastered version of Judgement, which also appeared in sixth position with the sequence Lost Judgement, released this year.
The games were developed by the same studio responsible for the Yakuza franchise (very successful in the country) and also feature the popular actor Takuya Kimura, playing the protagonist Takayuki Yagami. A fact that certainly contributes to the commercial appeal of the game in Japan.
But contrary to what many might imagine, the list is not marked only by the presence of Japanese games. Battlefield 2042 appears in third position, Back 4 Blood in fifth position, Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales in eighth position, Dead By Daylight in ninth position and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart in tenth position. Below you can see the Top 10, compared to Brazil and the United States/Canada.
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|Tales of Arise||FIFA 21||NBA 2K22|
|Judgement Remaster||FIFA 22||Call of Duty: Vanguard|
|Battlefield 2042||Assassins Creed Valhalla||Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|Resident Evil Village||Mortal Kombat 11||Madden NFL 22|
|Back 4 Blood||Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales||Battlefield 2042|
|Lost Judgement||Resident Evil Village||Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart|
|Demon’s Souls||Far Cry 6||Call of Duty: Black ops Cold War|
|Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales||Call of Duty: Vanguard||MLB The Show 21|
|Dead By Daylight||Call of Duty: Black ops Cold War||Resident Evil Village|
|Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart||Kena Bridge of Spirits||Far Cry 6|
The big surprise of the list of most downloaded games in japan compared to Brazil and USA/Canada is in the absence of the Call of Duty franchise games in the top 10. Call of Duty; Vanguard was in 11th position, while the first sports game to appear on the Japanese list is FIFA 22 in 13th position.
Most downloaded games on PS Store on Playstation 4
|Minecraft||GTA V||GTA V|
|Tales of Arise||FIFA 22||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|Judgement Remastered||FIFA 21||Minecraft|
|GTA V||Minecraft||NBA 2K22|
|Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout||eFootball PES 2021 Season Update||Call of Duty: Vanguard|
|Nier: Automata||God of War||Madden NFL 22|
|Resident Evil Village||Red Dead Redemption 2||NBA 2K21|
|Dragon Quest 11||Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|Nier Relicant ver.1.22474 ….||Mortal Kombat 11||MLB The Show|
|Dead by Daylight||The Witcher 3 – Ultimate Edition||Mortal Kombat 11|
Most downloaded free games
|Genshin Impact||eFootball 2022||Call of Duty: Warzone|
|Fortnite||Call of Duty Warzone||Rocket League|
|Call of Duty: Warzone||Rocket League||Splitgate|
|Splitgate||Genshin Impact||Apex Legends|
|Phantasy Star Online New Genesis 2||eFootball PES 2021 LITE||Genshin Impact|
|Rocket League||Brawlhalla||Destiny 2|
|eFootball 2022||Rogue Company||Rec Room|
|Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2||Destiny 2||Brawlhalla|
|eFootball PES 2021 LITE||Apex Legends||Rogue Company|
As we can see, only the list of most downloaded free games on the PS Store that is similar to that of other places in the world, with Apex Legends surpassing the popularity of Genshin Impact.
From the list, it’s pretty clear that sports games aren’t nearly as popular in Japan as they are in Brazil, or the United States. In addition, highly popular franchises in the West, such as Call of Duty, make room for RPGs, leaving the list with a greater variety of genres.
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Via: Playstation Blog