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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’, ‘FIFA 19’ top PlayStation Store downloads for 2018

/ 06:37 PM January 15, 2019
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With two decades-old franchises ruling the PlayStation Store’s North American and European downloads in 2018, other bestselling titles included “Red Dead Redemption 2”, “Grand Theft Auto V”, “God of War” and “Spider-Man”.

Rankings revealed by PlayStation’s respective regional blogs showed that “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” was number one in North America and second place in Europe, where soccer sim “FIFA 19” was top.

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Rockstar Games’ Wild West epic “Red Dead Redemption 2”, the same studio’s previous release “Grand Theft Auto V”, Greek and Norse mythological mashup “God of War”, Marvel superhero reimagining “Spider-Man”, and “Far Cry 5” were also popular in both regions.

“Gang Beasts” and “Rocket League” stood out as smash hits from smaller developers in the North American top ten.

Comedy brawler “Gang Beasts” launched in December 2017, and the RC Cars and soccer crossover “Rocket League” was a month-long freebie for PlayStation Plus subscribers in July 2015 and four years later is still attracting new purchases.

Basketball game “NBA 2K19”, NFL sim “Madden NFL 19” and fantasy combat exploration adventure “Monster Hunter: World” were likewise unique to the North American top ten, while the “FIFA” franchise scored a double entry on the European ranking thanks to the presence of “FIFA 18” as well as its successor recent “FIFA 19”.

“Fortnite” was the top free-to-play game download in North America. PlayStation Europe instead supplied a Downloadable Content chart, where “Fortnite” extras comprised seven of the top 10 entries. “Destiny 2”, “Rocket League” and “Call of Duty: WWII” were the other multiple entries in the EU’s DLC chart.

For the PS4’s PSVR virtual reality kit, “Job Simulator”, “Beat Saber” and “Super Hot VR” comprised the top three, with “Job Sim” uppermost in NA and “Beat Saber” first for EU.

For more rundowns in select PlayStation Store categories, see the North American PlayStation Store Blog and European PlayStation Store Blog. JB

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