Fall Guys beats Fortnite and Warzone as PlayStation's most-downloaded free-to-play game in 2022

While FIFA and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 claim the top sales charts.

Sony has published its annual list of games which received the most downloads from the PlayStation Store in 2022. The big names when it comes to sales aren’t really a surprise, but for those interested in lists and comparisons, it’s always interesting to see which titles draw the bulk of attention from average players. This isn’t the whole world, mind. The charts supplied only cover the regions of the US/Canada and Europe.

One of the most interesting takeaways from the charts comes in the free-to-play category. Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone make for stiff competition, but it was the bumbling multicolored beans of Fall Guys that drew the most downloads last year in both regions. Overwatch 2 also makes its free-to-play entrance at number five in both areas, just behind MultiVersus.

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For sales of PS5 games on the European continent, FIFA’s dominance was a near certainty thanks to the occurrence of a World Cup. In the US and Canada, however, guns remain the bigger draw, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 airdropping onto PlayStation storage space the most in both nations – though FIFA still secured a place in the top 10. 

God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring also had impressive performances in both regions, appearing in the five most-downloaded games for both on PS5. For PSVR downloads, the excellent Beat Saber remains the most popular title, followed by Job Simulator and Superhot VR.

Interestingly, a clear separation is visible between the PS5 and PS4 charts, with owners of the former seemingly far more likely to pick up new releases. PS4 owners, meanwhile, sustained the successful positions of established titles like Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

You can check out the full list of top downloads in each category below, or on the PlayStation Blog.

Top PS5 game downloads

US/Canada

Europe

1

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

FIFA 23

2

God of War Ragnarök

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

3

NBA 2K23

God of War Ragnarök

4

ELDEN RING

ELDEN RING

5

Madden NFL 23

Grand Theft Auto V

6

Grand Theft Auto V

GRAN TURISMO 7

7

FIFA 23

Cyberpunk 2077

8

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West

9

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

Top PS4 game downloads

US/Canada

Europe

1

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

FIFA 23

2

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

3

Minecraft

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

4

ELDEN RING

Minecraft

5

NBA 2K23

FIFA 22

6

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

7

NBA 2K22

Among Us

8

Madden NFL 23

The Last of Us Part II

9

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

Top PSVR game downloads

US/Canada

Europe

1

Beat Saber

Beat Saber

2

Job Simulator

Job Simulator

3

SUPERHOT VR

SUPERHOT VR

4

Creed: Rise to Glory

Creed: Rise to Glory

5

Swordsman VR

Sniper Elite VR

6

Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Swordsman VR

7

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

8

GORN

Batman: Arkham VR

9

Batman: Arkham VR

Arizona Sunshine

10

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Top free-to-play game downloads

US/Canada

Europe

1

Fall Guys

Fall Guys

2

Fortnite

Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0

3

Call of Duty: Warzone/Warzone 2.0

Fortnite

4

MultiVersus

MultiVersus

5

Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2

6

Apex Legends

Rocket League

7

Rocket League

eFootball 2023

8

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS

Apex Legends

9

Rec Room

Rumbleverse

10

Rumbleverse

Rec Room

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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