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The most popular PlayStation digital downloads

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We often get a glimpse of the most popular games retail performance, but it’s so seldom that we get to see which games people have legitimately downloaded from the various different digital storefronts. Sony has released a list of the most popular games to be downloaded for all of its platforms for the month of May. They’re not terribly surprising, but worth a look anyway.

Sony’s actually released the lost for both North American and European downloads, but we’ll look at Europe, s it’s really more pertinent to us.

Europe

PS4

  1. Watch_Dogs
  2. Trials Fusion
  3. Child of Light
  4. Daylight
  5. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
  6. Transistor
  7. Outlast
  8. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry
  9. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  10. FIFA 14

As we can see, Ubisoft dominates the European PS4 charts, with all three top spots. It’s no surprise that Watch Dogs is there, as it’s one of the most successful new IP releases pretty much ever. It is surprising to see just how masochistic Europeans are though, with their love for Trials Fusion. The largely Euro-centric platformer RPG  Child of Light takes third. Injustice and FIFA 14, 6 months after release, are still rather popular, though I think recent sales may have something to do with the former’s popularity.

PS3

  1. Minecraft
  2. Far Cry 3
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels
  4. Watch_Dogs
  5. Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  6. The Walking Dead – Season Two
  7. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  8. The Walking Dead – Season One
  9. F1 2012
  10. Prince of Persia Trilogy

Minecraft is the best selling game on just about every platform it’s available on, and that’s no different for the PS3. Sales account for Far Cry 3 and The Walking Dead Season One’s chart positions, and it’s interesting to note that Watch Dogs just isn’t nearly as popular on the older platform.

PS Vita

  1. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation
  2. FIFA 14
  3. God of War Collection
  4. Soul Sacrifice Delta
  5. Borderlands 2
  6. Rayman Legends
  7. Dead Nation
  8. F1 2011
  9. Persona 4 Golden
  10. The Walking Dead: Season Two

The Vita continues to demonstrate its lack of compelling games, with the top spot going to bland AC: Liberation. The only new games on the list are old ones; the poor port of Borderlands 2, the re-released God of War Collection and the diminutive version of Dead Nation. Persona 4 Golden, itself a re-release is one of the reason to own a Vita, so its chart position isn’t surprising.

Unfortunately, Sony hasn’t supplied any actual numbers, so it’s difficult to know just how many people are opting to go digital instead of picking games up at retail. The PC crowd bought in to digital delivery ages ago thanks to Steam, but it’s only more recently that nearly every worthwhile console release has been available as a digital download. Tell us, console owners! Are you opting more and more for digital distribution, or do you still prefer physical goods?

Last Updated: June 9, 2014

44 Comments

  1. #Believe

    June 9, 2014 at 12:07

    Yugi-Oh baby need to start this game still, just haven’t found the time. Guess my belief in the cards is not as strong as I would’ve liked it to be.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 9, 2014 at 12:13

      Whenever Darryn excitedly brings up Yi Gi Oh, I tell him to Yu Gi go fuck himself.

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      • #Believe

        June 9, 2014 at 12:15

        I sometimes wonder just how much you abuse poor ol D lol

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      • Rinceinantici

        June 9, 2014 at 12:19

        haha! Good man.

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      • HvR - THE Average GAmer

        June 9, 2014 at 12:50

        LOL one Heil Reich for you

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 9, 2014 at 12:17

    I lolled at legitimately

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  3. Dutch Matrix

    June 9, 2014 at 12:18

    Ugh. I walked into CNA the other day and found the FarCry collection with the oft praised Black Dragon included. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY!
    I then lost my faith in gaming…

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    • Rinceinantici

      June 9, 2014 at 12:21

      Black Dragon?

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 9, 2014 at 12:24

        Carl Weathers ?

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      • Dutch Matrix

        June 9, 2014 at 12:24

        Blood Dragon. Sorry. I was back in 1980-something again. It happens.

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        • Rinceinantici

          June 9, 2014 at 12:27

          lulz

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    • Mossel

      June 9, 2014 at 12:47

      Oh my god Dutch Matrix, you can’t just call a dragon black!

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  4. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 9, 2014 at 12:20

  5. #Believe

    June 9, 2014 at 12:21

    I have to agree about Vita, yet I find myself playing that more than 3DS. In all honesty, I’ve been horribly disappointed with my 3ds. Though I need to play Fire Emblem still. But if Shin Megami Tensei 4 comes this way, then F*K Vita

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  6. Hammersteyn

    June 9, 2014 at 12:25

    Vita is in the same boat as Wiiu.

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    • #Believe

      June 9, 2014 at 12:27

      Not so much though. From a sales perspective, yup. But in all honesty it has a better infrastructure than wiiU if you consider PS+ and the plethora of indie games. WiiU still has no proper online presence. The eShop is k@k sorry to say

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 9, 2014 at 12:33

        Most of the games on the Vita are lackluster though. PS+ and crossplay may still keep it useful but it really really needs a couple of strong IPs

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        • #Believe

          June 9, 2014 at 12:35

          Very true. I mean, as Geoff likes to call it, the Portstation Vita needs some strong IPs like Soul Sacrifice. But the Japanese games on there keeps my genitalia happy

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 9, 2014 at 12:35

            Portstation XD

          • #Believe

            June 9, 2014 at 12:37

            LOL yeah he’s pretty spot on for an Asian

      • zeemonkeyman

        June 9, 2014 at 13:33

        You have some points but have you played Mario Kart 8 online? I’m in Australia and online races are always full of Americans, Japanese, English, Scottish, Germans, Columbians, (you get the picture) all thrown together and I kid you not the net code is the best I’ve ever seen when playing with people from all over the world! I have not seen or experienced any lag at all and not once have I dropped out. Pretty much any other game I play I need to be playing with other Australians otherwise it is an absolute lag fest! So Nintendo is definitely doing something right when it comes to online.

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        • #Believe

          June 9, 2014 at 13:42

          Nope haven’t tried it, I’ve heard good things about that. And I should’ve been specific though, I’m just talking about the way they handle things generally when it comes to an Online experience. Even when you download a game on 3ds, you don’t get an estimate of the size of the game, you get the number of blocks it takes…I know it might sound like nitpicking, but it never feels like a mature and coherent experience when you’re on eShop and I wish they would get rid of the whole friend codes thing.

          That said, I’m really glad to hear the games are running smoothly online. Don’t get me wrong, I sound harsh, but I love my Ninty machines lol

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          • zeemonkeyman

            June 9, 2014 at 13:48

            Oh yeah I completely agree with you! It seems crazy that they can have such a good net code yet they can’t get anything else to do with online right! I’d love to be able to just click on a recent players list and add them as friends and such, instead I have to write down their name and then go through the clunky process of adding friends later when I have shut down the game. That’s why I just don’t bother with adding friends!

    • FoxOneZA

      June 9, 2014 at 12:56

      Wii U has better AAA titles and it’s not filled up with Indie bloatware 😛

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 9, 2014 at 12:58

        Yeah but the sales though…

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        • FoxOneZA

          June 9, 2014 at 13:00

          Sales picked up since Mario Kart. Overall it’s disappointing yes. A price cut is what the Wii U needs.

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  7. Milesh Bhana

    June 9, 2014 at 12:28

    does this top 10 exclude PSN+ freebies, I’d have assumed that some of those should have cracked the Top 10.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 9, 2014 at 12:34

      Outlast is the only freebie I could spot on the PS4 list.

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  8. Milesh Bhana

    June 9, 2014 at 12:30

    I’d prefer digital downloads if there weren’t more expensive than retail. But currently, new titles like Watch Dogs are cheaper at good local game retailers than it is from the PSN Store. So for now, no, retail for new games, but digital for older stuff on special.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 9, 2014 at 12:33

      That’s what I (used to) do on PC. You’d be surprised how much cheaper it can be to buy a retail copy from Takealot or where ever than from Steam on release.

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    • Jonah Cash

      June 9, 2014 at 12:35

      I agree with you, I also started picking up some older titles on special!! But new will have to be physical copy for quite some time still me thinks!!

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  9. DrKiller

    June 9, 2014 at 12:37

    Tekken Tag 2 is on the list? wow didn’t know its one of the best selling games…

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  10. Jonah Cash

    June 9, 2014 at 12:38

    I downloaded Trine 2: The complete story on Saturday and boy I am loving it. It is such a beautiful game, and being free doesn’t hurt at all!! My 4 year old daughter sits with me when I play it and shouts at the TV, I am not allowed to play it without her being present….

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    • Xcalibersa

      June 9, 2014 at 13:07

      If you have a 3d tv try it 3d. Its amazing

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 9, 2014 at 13:27

        Is it in 3D??? I have one, I will try it tonight!! Thanks for the heads up!!

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        • Xcalibersa

          June 9, 2014 at 14:26

          You can enable it in the options menu. Really does make the game.

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  12. Rinceinantici

    June 9, 2014 at 12:42

    And SONY has just overtaken Nintendo. Wow

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 9, 2014 at 13:01

      In retrenchments and overall downsizing.

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  13. HisDivineOrder

    June 9, 2014 at 13:59

    “Sony’s actually released the lost for both North American and European downloads, but we’ll look at Europe, s it’s really more pertinent to us.”

    Beware, for Sony’s lost are a cruel, twisted race of beings who were once the noblest and truest of beings before they bought a Vita and were filled with such rage at lack of titles they became nightmares of flesh and bone.

    Some say they come when summoned through the intricate ritual of typing into Google, “Vita new releases 2014” and then waiting. They come, hungering for more to join their ranks.

    Beware.

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