GTA V was the most downloaded game from the PS Store in January

By Sean Carey,
PlayStation has revealed the most downloaded games on the PS Store in January for both the US and European regions. Surprisingly, GTA V, a game that was released seven years ago is top in both areas, with other notables such as The Witcher 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also making an appearance.

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Looking at the US region first, GTA V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and recent release Dragon Ball Z: Karakot make up the top three. The Witcher 3, follows behind in fourth, presumably down to the buzz created by the new Netflix series followed by Star Wars Battlefront II which recently had its BB-8 update that added two more heroes and a bunch of new content.

US PS Store January Download Chart

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition
  5. STAR WARS Battlefront II
  6. Madden NFL 20
  7. Minecraft
  9. STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order
In Europe, for the second month in a row, GTA V tops the chart, followed by The Witcher 3 and FIFA 20. Presumably, the reason for GTA V's success in both of these charts is down to its live service element, Grand Theft Auto Online which consistently sees significant updates such as the recent Diamond Casino Heist update led to December being the largest month ever in terms of player numbers for the game. It's likely this has spilled over into January.

Europe PS Store January Download Chart

  1. Grand Theft Auto V ( 1 )
  2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ( 11 )
  3. EA SPORTS FIFA 20 ( 2 )
  4. EA SPORTS UFC 3 ( 10 )
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ( 3 )
  6. Real Farm ( RE )
  8. Minecraft ( 7 )
  9. TEKKEN 7 ( 4 )
  10. Rocket League (8)
You can follow these links to view the US chart and the European chart which also shows the top PSVR games, free-to-play titles and most downloaded DLC expansions.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!