Article written by Peter Chapman.
Published on 09/01/2013 at 10:02 PM.
Sony has published the latest download charts for PSN titles. The chart reads like a showcase for the diversity and quality available on the service. It’s split into full game downloads and PSN Games across platforms.
The best selling full game was Far Cry 3, which makes sense because it is the newest release on the list and also a bit bloody good. Hitman: Absolution and Guardians of Middle Earth make up the top three, perhaps demonstrating the power of Sony’s Christmas-period sales.
Here’s the top ten full game downloads:
- Far Cry 3
- Hitman Absolution
- Guardians of Middle-Earth
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Just Cause 2
- Sleeping Dogs
- Ratchet & Clank: QForce
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- LittleBigPlanet Karting
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors
PSN games are well represented with Mass Effect’s first appearance on PlayStation taking the top spot and the stunning bundling of Journey and The Unfinished Swan in second place. Given the quality of both titles involved, and the budget pricing, that’s hardly surprising. This list shows what fantastic diversity is available on the Store with games like Tokyo Jungle and The Walking Dead faring well alongside retro remake Tony Hawk’s and Okami HD.
Here’s the top ten PSN game downloads for PS3:
- Mass Effect
- Journey/The Unfinished Swan bundle
- Tokyo Jungle
- The Walking Dead – Season Pass
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
- Okami HD
- Worms Revolution
- Worms Ultimate Mayhem
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II
On to the Vita and we can see similar levels of quality throughout. Just Add Water’s impressive porting of Stranger’s Wrath HD claims top spot. It’s always nice to see a friendly studio doing well but quite aside from our love for the guys at JAW (and Oddworld Inhabitants), it’s great to see a first person game doing well critically as well with the punters.
Uncharted: FIght for Fortune takes the second spot, showing that trying something new on the platform can reap rewards. The card collection game’s cheap price and prestigious franchise pairing won’t have hurt but it’s still good to see a nice spread. Black Ops Declassified rounds out the top three but the less I say about that particular game the better. Let’s just say I’m happy that the rest of the field is so strong.
Here’s the Vita top ten downloads:
- Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
- Uncharted: Fight for Fortune
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified
- Rayman Origins
- Assassin’s Creed III Liberation
- Sine Mora
- LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita
- PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- MotorStorm RC
We’ve referred to the European (PAL territory) charts here but the North American ones are also out and they’re similarly well stocked with great titles and demonstrations of the power that bundles and discounting can achieve.