PlayStation Gameplay Chart: FF7 Remake PS5 and R&C: Rift Apart come out swinging

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The big PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has left PlayStation players wide-eyes and Lombax-tailed while looking at all of the graphics and the pixels and the ray traces. Likewise, Final Fantasy VII Remake has been mopping the floor with some of the monster titles with the Yuffie DLC and the Intergrade update. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending June 13th, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games3
3 iconFinal Fantasy VII RemakeSquare Enix25
4 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision2
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar4
6 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts5
7 iconMinecraftMojang Studios11
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
9 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts8
10 iconRatchet & Clank: Rift ApartSony Interactive Entertainment-
11 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts10
12 iconDestiny 2Activision12
13 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo14
14 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
15 iconVirtua Fighter 5: Ultimate ShowdownSEGA6
16 iconResident Evil VillageCapcom Entertainment13
17 iconStar Wars: SquadronsElectronic Arts9
18 iconMass Effect: Legendary EditionElectronic Arts16
19 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital17
20 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft20
21 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft19
22 iconNBA 2K212K Sports21
23 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games22
24 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar23
25 iconHorizon Zero DawnSony Interactive Entertainment18
26 iconDays GoneSony Interactive Entertainment24
27 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment26
28 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment29
29 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment30
30 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix31
31 iconStar Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderElectronic ArtsRE
32 iconRatchet & ClankSony Computer EntertainmentRE
33 iconReturnalSony Interactive Entertainment32
34 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment34
35 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment36
36 iconGran Turismo SportSony Computer Entertainment38
37 iconWarframeDigital Extremes37
38 iconKnockout CityElectronic Arts27
39 iconBorderlands 32K GamesRE
40 iconWreckfestTHQ Nordic33
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 576,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
Shall we start with the obvious? The monster titles that roam Boring Central Station in Uninteresting City are still on their platform: Warzone (1), Fortnite (2), Cold War (4), GTA V (5), FIFA 21 (6), Minecraft (7), Rocket League (8), and Apex Legends (9). More Warzone content for the new Season will ensure that the game stays in its place. In fairness, the new content looks cool: satellites are crashing into Verdansk and it looks like a few map changes are coming. The re-entry of Minecraft is presumably because of the Caves & Cliffs update. The goats, guys, just look at the cute goats!

The big news is the absolute demolition job that Final Fantasy VII: Remake has done. Exploding into the top five in third, the Intergrade PS5 upgrade with the beautiful doors and the Yuffie DLC are really doing the job for fans. It speaks volumes that we are looking at about a 50/50 split in PS4 to PS5 players across all regions, launching this game to number two on the list of most played PS5 titles. Great job, Square Enix!

Now, here come the real corker, the magnificent Rift Apart is here and it has been played a lot. Entering the chart at ten, the game is the most-played PS5 exclusive we have ever had on the chart. Jim Ryan said that the scalper issue is being worked on, so there might be a long tail if the limited amount of PlayStation 5's that do exist are getting out in the wild. Insomniac have killed it with Rift Apart, with our Editor Luke saying in his review that "Rift Apart is a breathtaking experience unlike any other — it's the game your PS5 was born to play." In other R&C news around the site, our R&C Compendium has all of you guys involved, some stats, and fun awards to give out for all the games in the series. Enjoy!

The other PS5 heavy-hitters — Returnal and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales — are in the turbulent seas of 33rd and 34th. The PlayStation exclusives are mostly in the 20s, suggesting their continued presence in the catalogue of most PlayStation gamers. Ratchet & Clank (2016) rides the Rift Apart wave to re-enter the chart at 32nd. The other two titles we have been talking about in recent weeks, Resident Evil: Village and Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, both dropped slightly into 16th and 18th, respectively. This indicates that gamers are coming to the end of the one-of-three-colours-road and now the slow slip down the table will commence. Both have performed admirably in the chart over the last few weeks, so thank you both for your service.

PlayStation Plus games always start big as gamers boot up the free titles, but then taper off quite quickly (just look at poor Wreckfest in last). Battlefield V has been the outlier of monthly games and only dropped a single place to 11th despite two fresh entries on the list. The games for May, however... well, they are struggling. Star Wars: Squadrons has taken an eight-place nosedive and Virtua Fighter 5 has shed half of its player count in just one week. That is not to say that these are poor games or that folks haven't enjoyed them in the first week; it just seems that they will be sliding away from us on the gameplay chart at a rapid pace. With Guilty Gear -Strive- launching over the weekend, we will have to wait for a good VF5 versus Strive comparison next week (spoiler, VF5 will outstrip it by leagues). Luke said in his review that "held up against the absolute beacon of beauty that is Guilty Gear -Strive-, all things pale." High praise, indeed.

The biggest knock-out blow this week was Knockout City, EA's colourful dodgeball game. We saw it slip last week, but now it is positively knocked out of the top ten, the top twenty, and the top thirty, and it now lies decrepit and broken at 38th with all of the other competitive games laughing at it. What? I have bad memories of dodgeball, okay?

So, here we are. At the end. I'm exhausted, your exhausted, we are all exhausted. Any surprises in here? That Ratchet & Clank, huh? Get in the comments to tell us about how a nap in the sun is your deepest... snore.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.