Sony Unveils The Most Popular PS5 Games For The Console’s First Birthday

The PlaySta­tion 5 was released on Novem­ber 12th, 2020, over a year ago. To cel­e­brate this anniver­sary, Sony announced usage stats, as well the most pop­u­lar PS5 titles for the con­sole so far. Jim Ryan con­firmed in a blog post that more than 360 games have been released on PS5 through­out the year, with play­ers spend­ing more than 4.6 bil­lion hours of play time on the PS5.

PS5 play­ers have also broad­cast 26 mil­lion hours of con­tent, which is quite impres­sive for just a year. Ryan added that play­ers can look for­ward to more than 25 PS5 games that are cur­rent in the works at Sony’s PlaySta­tion Stu­dios.

The top five played PS5 titles, based on game­play hours, kicks off with Fort­nite. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War land­ed sec­ond, fol­lowed by FIFA 21. NBA 2K21 end­ed up in fourth, with Assas­s­in’s Creed Val­hal­la round­ing out the top five. You can check out the full top 10 list below.

Top 10 Most Played PS5 Games 

Novem­ber 12th, 2020 — Sep­tem­ber 30th, 2021

  1. Fort­nite
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. FIFA 21
  4. NBA 2K21
  5. Assas­s­in’s Creed Valhalla
  6. Des­tiny 2
  7. MLB The Show 21
  8. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  9. Demon’s Souls
  10. NBA 2K22

Ryan said the PS5 had the “biggest con­sole launch in his­to­ry,” which is great news for Sony. “I tru­ly can’t thank you enough for your sup­port and ded­i­ca­tion this past year,” Ryan said. 

I also want to thank every­one in the com­mu­ni­ty for your patience. We con­tin­ue to see his­toric demand for PS5 and we under­stand the inven­to­ry con­straints remain a source of frus­tra­tion for many of our cus­tomers,” Ryan stat­ed. “Rest assured that we are laser-focused on doing every­thing in our pow­er to ship as many units as pos­si­ble, it’s some­thing we work on every day across the com­pa­ny and remains my top pri­or­i­ty. Again, we appre­ci­ate your patience as we nav­i­gate through these unprece­dent­ed glob­al challenges.”

So far, Sony has sold 13.4 mil­lion PS5 con­soles.

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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