PlayStation Gameplay Chart: 1 billion Primogem event sees players return to Genshin Impact

By Sean Carey,
While TA's Xbox Gameplay Chart remains largely unchanged this week, things are far more interesting here on TT. Once again, we have a table filled with games moving up and down the rankings. Although the top spots are dominated by Call of Duty (and they probably will be for some time yet), things are much more different as we move on down the chart. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending February 21st, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision2
2 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision1
3 iconFortniteEpic Games4
4 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts8
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar3
6 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix5
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts9
8 iconMinecraftMojang Studios7
9 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft13
10 iconDestiny 2Activision19
11 iconControl505 Games6
12 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo27
13 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft14
14 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment18
15 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar16
16 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital12
17 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment15
18 iconConcrete GenieSony Interactive Entertainment10
19 iconNBA 2K212K Sports36
20 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games23
21 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment20
22 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2Ubisoft31
23 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt21
24 iconWe Were HereTotal Mayhem Games11
25 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment24
26 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment38
27 iconDestruction AllStarsSony Interactive Entertainment17
28 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts26
29 iconMonster Hunter: WorldCapcom Entertainment34
30 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment29
31 iconPersona 5Atlus37
32 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision25
33 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive Entertainment28
34 iconShadow of the Tomb RaiderSquare Enix22
35 iconNioh 2Sony Interactive Entertainment40
36 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment30
37 iconBorderlands 32K Games33
38 iconMadden NFL 21Electronic ArtsRE
39 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix-
40 iconControl: Ultimate Edition505 Games32
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 539,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
In the top ten, probably the most notable movers are both Destiny 2 and Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Destiny 2 has rocketed up the table from almost the half-way point, settling in at number ten. Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen recently began, and it's likely players are returning to check out all the new content and the game's ever-evolving storyline. Assassin's Creed Valhalla also received a new content update that added the new River Raid mode to the Viking adventure. This is the likely culprit for the game's return into the top ten from 13th place.

As we move on down the table, Control has dropped all the way from the lofty heights of sixth to 11th place. It's also strange to see Control Ultimate Edition, a free game with PS Plus, hitting rock bottom. The reason why Control is ranked so much higher than Control Ultimate Edition escapes us. If you have any bright ideas why that might be, let us know in the comments.

Genshin Impact has seen a huge jump of 15 places and now sits comfortably just outside of the top ten in 12th, up from 27th. It seems that players have returned to the free-to-play action-RPG for the Wish Upon a Lantern event which offers players a share of one billion Primogems. February PlayStation Plus title Concrete Genie has also slipped from 10th down to 18th.

We Were Here, a game we didn't expect to see ranked in such a high spot last week (11th), has now started its descent down the table and currently sits in 24th place. The game is currently free to own for all players, and it's also a pretty easy platinum, providing you've got a pal to play it with. However, it seems that many have now claimed the game and have either completed it or have moved on to other things. The final PS Plus game for February, Destruction AllStars, has taken a battering and has been forced ten places down the table to 27th. Destruction AllStars probably wouldn't have featured in our chart at all if it wasn't offered as a PS Plus freebie. The game received mediocre reviews at launch, and it's still being sold at a $60 price point. We can't imagine many are paying the full asking price for this one.

At the bottom of the table, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn makes its first appearance in our chart in 39th place, and Madden NFL 21 has also managed to score a last-minute touchdown, making a reentry into the table at 38th place.

What game do you think will next make waves on our PlayStation Gameplay Chart? Let us know in the comments!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.