Black Ops 4, Fortnite Lead PlayStation's Most Downloaded Games Of 2018

Sony has released their lists of the most downloaded games of 2018 across multiple categories, and while you can probably guess the winners in most fields (you’ve probably downloaded them!), there are few surprises here.

It should come as no surprise that Fortnite: Battle Royale is the most downloaded free-to-play game on the service, as it’s the video game of our time. And while Red Dead Redemption 2 seemed to have more excitement behind it leading up to launch, Black Ops 4 reigns supreme when it comes to sales, meaning the lack of a campaign didn’t deter as many people from buying it as a battle royale encouraged them. Meanwhile, the most popular VR game on the platform is Job Simulator, followed by Beat Saber. 

Sony also released a few less obvious categories. The most popular Vita game of 2018 is, say with me… God of War: Collection! Persona 4: Golden follows right behind it, showing why Atlus should probably port it to Switch at some point. Meanwhile, the most downloaded PlayStation Classic game is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (not surprising), followed by Bully (predictable), and Destroy All Humans! 2 (pretty surprising, honestly). The most downloaded theme was the one for Monster Hunter: World, though I’m happy to see the Tropical Skeleton hold it down in the #10 spot. You can find the full lists for each category below.

Most Downloaded PS4 Games

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. Spider-Man
  4. God of War
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. FIFA 19
  8. Monster Hunter: World
  9. Far Cry 5
  10. Madden NFL 19

Most Downloaded Free-to-Play Games

  1. Fortnite Battle Royale
  2. H1Z1: Battle Royale
  3. Brawlhalla
  4. Warface
  5. Paladins
  6. Warframe
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Lite
  8. Fallout Shelter
  9. DC Universe Online Free-to-Play
  10. America’s Army: Proving Grounds

Most Downloaded PlayStation VR Games

  1. Job Simulator
  2. Beat Saber
  3. Superhot VR
  4. PlayStation VR Worlds
  5. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  6. Arizona Sunshine
  7. Moss
  8. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  9. Driveclub VR
  10. Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality

Most Downloaded PlayStation Vita Games

  1. God of War: Collection
  2. Persona 4 Golden
  3. Jak and Daxter Collection
  4. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
  5. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory
  6. Stardew Valley
  7. Adventures of Mana
  8. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
  9. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition PS Vita
  10. Undertale

Most Downloaded PlayStation Classics

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  2. Bully
  3. Destroy All Humans! 2
  4. Destroy All Humans!
  5. Metal Slug Anthology
  6. The Warriors
  7. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
  8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  9. Psychonauts
  10. Twisted Metal: Black

Most Downloaded PlayStation 4 Themes

  1. Monster Hunter: World – Theme
  2. Legacy Dashboard Theme
  3. Friday the 13th: The Game Theme
  4. The Last of Us Outbreak Day Theme
  5. The Last of Us Part II Ellie Theme
  6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – New Dynamic Theme
  7. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Theme
  8. BioShock: The Collection Theme
  9. Undertale Dynamic Theme (Ruins)
  10. Tropical Skeleton Dance HiQ Dynamic Theme.

Source: Game Informer Black Ops 4, Fortnite Lead PlayStation's Most Downloaded Games Of 2018