It’s that time of year when we take a look back and take stock of what the hell happened. This week saw the PlayStation Store release its sales stats as to which videogames were most popular over the past 12 months in Europe and the US.  

Naturally, there aren’t too many surprises when it comes to the top spots. And as per usual, the North American listings differed ever so slightly from their European cousins. When it came to PlayStation 5 owners, in North America Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II topped the listings with FIFA 23 the much more desired choice for Europe. God of War Ragnarök was in the top three for both territories, second and third for North America and the EU respectively. NBA 2K23 was the only sports title to make the upper US/Canada PlayStation Store list at number three.  

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Similarly, over on PlayStation 4 (PS4), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was number one on the PlayStation Store in the US and Canada, only managing number three in Europe. Us football mad Europeans much preferred FIFA 23, likely helped by the World Cup taking place in Qatar. However, both continents still love Grand Theft Auto V, hitting the number two spot in both locations.  

On the virtual reality (VR) front, PlayStation VR’s listings have stayed consistent for years. Beat Saber is always at number one, Job Simulator at number two, followed by some shuffling around of the other games. However, this year should see some considerable changes once PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR 2) arrives in February. 

PlayStation 5 

 US/Canada EU 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II FIFA 23 
God of War Ragnarök Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 
NBA 2K23 God of War Ragnarök 
Madden NFL 23 Grand Theft Auto V 
Grand Theft Auto V GRAN TURISMO 7 
FIFA 23 Cyberpunk 2077 
Horizon Forbidden West Horizon Forbidden West 
GRAN TURISMO 7 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 
10 Dying Light 2 Dying Light 2 
11 MLB The Show 22 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 
12 Cyberpunk 2077 Among Us 
13 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga NBA 2K23 
14 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales F1 22 
15 NBA 2K22 It Takes Two 
16 WWE 2K22 Stray 
17 Gotham Knights FIFA 22 
18 Sifu Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
19 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Sifu 
20 Stray FAR CRY 6 

PlayStation 4 

 US/Canada EU 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II FIFA 23 
Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V 
Minecraft Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 
ELDEN RING Minecraft 
NBA 2K23 FIFA 22 
Red Dead Redemption 2 Red Dead Redemption 2 
NBA 2K22 Among Us 
Madden NFL 23 The Last of Us Part II 
God of War Ragnarök ELDEN RING 
10 FIFA 23 The Forest 
11 MLB The Show 22 Need for Speed Heat 
12 The Last of Us Part II The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 
13 Horizon Forbidden West The Crew 2 
14 Batman: Arkham Knight NBA 2K22 
15 Gang Beasts God of War Ragnarök 
16 Need for Speed Heat A Way Out 
17 WWE 2K22 Gang Beasts 
18 Dying Light 2 F1 22 
19 Among Us GRAN TURISMO 7 
20 The Forest Horizon Forbidden West 

PlayStation VR (PSVR) 

US/Canada EU 
Beat Saber Beat Saber 
Job Simulator Job Simulator 
Creed: Rise to Glory Creed: Rise to Glory 
Swordsman VR Sniper Elite VR 
Astro Bot Rescue Mission Swordsman VR 
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality 
GORN Batman: Arkham VR 
Batman: Arkham VR Arizona Sunshine 
10 The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Astro Bot Rescue Mission 

Free-to-Play (PS5 + PS4) 

US/Canada EU 
Fall Guys Fall Guys 
Fortnite Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0 
Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0 Fortnite 
MultiVersus MultiVersus 
Overwatch 2 Overwatch 2 
Apex Legends Rocket League 
Rocket League eFootball 2023 
Rec Room Rumbleverse 
10 Rumbleverse Rec Room 
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