The PS5 is finally here, and gamers in many areas of the world have been enjoying the impressive launch line-up. But which PlayStation 5 games are the most played so far?
Although the PlayStation 5 has been out in the U.S.A for the best part of a week now, data is just starting to come in regarding which games are being played. This allows us to take a closer look at PS5’s impressive launch line-up and see exactly how gamers are taking advantage of the new hardware.
The results are interesting, to say the least. Due to the recent price increase on next-generation games, it’s likely that many gamers will only be able to afford one or two titles.
But this only serves to make the games that are being played even more telling.
The Most Played PlayStation 5 Games So Far
According to statistics on Newzoo, PlayStation 5 gamers aren’t as spread out as you’d think. In fact, many of them are clearly more excited about certain titles in particular.
The very top played game should be no surprise to anyone, however. What is surprising is just how few consoles are playing it.
Astro’s Playroom comes in at number one on our list, with 52.6% of gamers experiencing the platformer title. Seeing as the game is a pack-in title, coming pre-installed on every PS5, it’s actually surprising that more fans haven’t given it a try.
But the most played PlayStation 5 title that wasn’t given out for free probably isn’t what you’d expect. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War shows its incredible popularity, with 37.8% of U.S. PS5 owners checking it out.
This even beats the highly-anticipated Spider-Man: Miles Morales which came in at 3rd with 36.1%. Next up we have backward-compatible titles NBA 2K21 and Modern Warfare with 28.6% and 23.1% respectively.
Modern Warfare’s inclusion is likely due to the popularity of Warzone’s free nature, although PlayStation 5 doesn’t perform as well as Xbox in regards to the popular battle royale.
Some Titles Certainly Underperformed
Demon’s Souls attracts only a shockingly low 15.1% of the player base, proving that the notoriously difficult title isn’t for everyone. And more players have revisited titles such as GTA V, Destiny 2, and Ghost of Tsushima than the 7.6% of gamers that bothered to try Godfall.
It’s an incredibly interesting set of data, and it’s sure to help Sony see what its gamers are after. We’re looking forward to seeing how the most played games change when we get worldwide statistics.
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Recently, we even saw a new leak regarding when Walmart will have the PS5 in stock once more.