PS5 Celebrates Its First Birthday Today, Top Ten Most Played Games Revealed

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Sony and their playerbase are in a celebratory mood today, as the PS5 console officially celebrates its first birthday this November 12. With this historic day, President and CEO Jim Ryan shared some interesting data on the console, specifically with regards to what gamers are playing the most on the PlayStation 5.

In a post on PlayStation Blog, Jim Ryan provided an overview on the console one year on, specifically with regards to future game and hardware announcements, as well as studio acquisitions for the PlayStation brand:

Incredible games such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, and Deathloop launched. SIE acquired the talented development studios Bluepoint Games, Firesprite, Housemarque, and Nixxes. We revealed our next-generation VR system for PS5. And most recently, we’ve unveiled new footage and exciting updates for upcoming titles such as God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West all from PlayStation Studios, and announced Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake during our September showcase.

However, the most notable standout is the reveal of the top ten most played games on the PS5 in its first year. Looking at the list, it’s hard to be surprised to see which games still sit at the top:

  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Destiny 2
  • MLB The Show 21
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Demon’s Souls
  • NBA 2K22

Epic Games is still on a roll with regards to Fortnite, and Call of Duty’s last iteration, Black Ops Cold War, followed suit. In terms of exclusives, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales sits at number eight, followed by Demon’s Souls at number nine. NBA 2K’s latest release, 2K22, sits dead last, but this is due to the fact that it released near the PS5’s first birthday; the last iteration, 2K21, sits comfortably at number four.

What do you think? Are any of the games you play on the top of PS5’s most played list for its first birthday? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: PlayStation Blog

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