PlayStation Gameplay Chart: PlayStation Now and Plus give a boost to small games

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The PlayStation Plus monthly games and the PlayStation Now offering has made a noticeable dent in the chart, alongside some returning favourites. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending July 18th, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision3
3 iconFortniteEpic Games2
4 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts4
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar5
6 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts8
8 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision6
9 iconMinecraftMojang Studios9
10 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar15
11 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo12
12 iconDestiny 2Activision11
13 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games13
14 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft16
15 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment17
16 iconWWE 2K Battlegrounds2K10
17 iconNBA 2K212K Sports18
18 iconA Plague Tale: InnocenceFocus Home Interactive14
19 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital20
20 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts19
21 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft22
22 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment24
23 iconFinal Fantasy VII RemakeSquare Enix23
24 iconRatchet & Clank: Rift ApartSony Interactive Entertainment21
25 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix25
26 iconWarframeDigital Extremes34
27 iconDays GoneSony Interactive Entertainment27
28 iconMass Effect: Legendary EditionElectronic Arts26
29 iconHorizon Zero DawnSony Interactive Entertainment29
30 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment31
31 iconResident Evil VillageCapcom Entertainment28
32 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment33
33 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment30
34 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision35
35 iconGran Turismo SportSony Computer Entertainment37
36 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment38
37 iconBorderlands 32K Games32
38 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment39
39 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive EntertainmentRE
40 iconBrawlhallaBlue Mammoth Games40
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 565,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
The Top 10 is fairly stagnant with only one notable change from last week: Warzone (1), Cold War (2), Fortnite (3), FIFA 21 (4), GTA 5 (5), Rocket League (6), Apex Legends (7),
Black Ops 4 (8), Minecraft (9), and Red Dead Redemption 2 (10). We saw the July PS+ monthly game Black Ops 4 hit heights last week, adding yet more top ten spots to the CoD monopoly. This week, RDR 2 enters the fray as part of the PlayStation Now service. The game is download only, but that clearly hasn't deterred gamers who are lapping it up. Another reason for the five spot increase could be that the game recently received an online update called Blood Money that adds robberies and more — seriously impressive work from the PlayStation services department. Other games received updates to help them keep hold of the top spots. Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded hit download queue's last week, adding a new Zombies map to Cold War and making a small playlist change for Warzone. Of course, FIFA is still dropping FUT cards like the Euros are still being played. In Minecraft, the minions are coming. GTA Online has a car meet update, as well.

In the teens, the PS+ July monthly games siege has relented a little after a strong opening week. WWE 2K Battlegrounds has dropped from tenth to 16th, suggesting that the game might suffer next week as well. A Plague Tale: Innocence also dropped places, though the game is a short single-player experience so this fall was always likely. In fairness, though, the game is the second most-played native PS5 game this week.

Old favourites are coming back to the fore, though. Rainbow Six Seige and Overwatch have both made small gains. Warframe has a bit of a mystery return to the top 20. A huge new update was announced alongside incoming cross-play and cross-save functionality. However, considering this news broke over the weekend, we here at TT are a bit miffed as to its meteoric rise over the course of the entire week, but are weirdly proud to see it there!

None of the PlayStation exclusives have made any movement of note. That said, Astro's PlayRoom — a great rough metric for PS5 sales — is back on the chart along with a one-place rise for system-seller Miles Morales. Keep your eyes peeled for more potential stock!

That is it for Gameplay Chart! What surprised you most? Do you have any insights of your own? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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