The Top PlayStation Store Downloads of 2019

By Heidi Nicholas,
PlayStation have released a table of the titles most downloaded last year, with separate results for PS4, PS VR, free-to-play games, and DLC and Expansions. It's no surprise to see Modern Warfare is the most downloaded PS4 game, but it is surprising to see that battle royale giant Fortnite was beaten out of the top spot in the most downloaded free-to-play games. Have a look below:

Modern Warfare

Most downloaded PS4 games of 2019

  1. Modern Warfare
  2. Minecraft: PS4 Edition
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. GTA V
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. Rainbow Six Siege
  7. Madden NFL 20
  8. Star Wars Battlefront II
  9. The Division 2
  10. Days Gone
  11. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  12. Borderlands 3
  13. MLB The Show 19
  14. World War Z
  15. God of War
  16. Mortal Kombat 11
  17. Rocket League
  18. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition
  19. The Forest
  20. Marvel's Spider-Man

2019 was clearly a good time to be a Star Wars fan, with both Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order being on the list. Battlefront II, after a wobbly reception, has been buoying itself up in popularity with consistent and frequent updates; the most recent being The Rise of Skywalker content which joined the game last month as a tie-in to the movie. The game was already two years old by 2019, and it's those constant updates which are most likely responsible for it still being so popular. Fallen Order, another EA Star Wars title, has done considerably well to be one of the most downloaded PS4 games of 2019, considering it only came out a month before 2019 ended. PlayStation's exclusives continue to show their popularity, with two 2018 titles, God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man, still being consistently downloaded last year.

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PS VR Games

  1. Beat Saber
  2. Superhot VR
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  4. Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted
  5. Job Simulator
  6. Creed: Rise to Glory
  7. Borderlands 2 VR
  8. Firewall Zero Hour
  9. Blood & Truth
  10. PlayStation VR Worlds
Beat Saber

Free-to-play games

  1. Apex Legends
  2. Fortnite
  3. Dauntless
  4. Realm Royale
  5. Brawlhalla
  6. Warface Live
  7. Don’t Even Think
  8. Warframe
  9. H1Z1: Battle Royale
  10. 3 on 3 Freestyle
Apex Legends

It is surprising to see that any title managed to beat Fortnite as the most downloaded free-to-play game of 2019, but Apex Legends would be the one to do it. To be fair, Fortnite's not being at no. 1 probably has more to do with the fact that pretty much everyone who's going to play it has already had it downloaded for some time — which most likely also explains why Fortnite completely dominates the most downloaded DLC and expansions list, to the point that there isn't actually anything from any other game on it:

DLC and expansions

  1. Fortnite – The Laguna Pack
  2. Fortnite – The Cobalt Pack
  3. Fortnite: Battle Royale – The Wilde Pack
  4. Fortnite: Battle Royale – The Red Strike Pack
  5. Fortnite – The Wavebreaker Pack
  6. Fortnite: Battle Royale – Breakpoint’s Challenge Pack
  7. Fortnite – Lava Legends Pack
  8. Fortnite: Save the World – Standard Founder’s Pack
  9. Fortnite – Fallen Love Ranger Challenge Pack
  10. Fortnite – Batman Caped Crusader Pack
Fortnite Laguna pack

Did any of these come as a surprise to you? Were there any other titles you would have expected to see here? Let us know in the comments!

Check out our Best PS4 First-Person Shooters article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!