PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Ghost of Tsushima continues ascent, Horizon also bounces

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Plenty of movement across the chart this week as the release of Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut has propelled Sucker Punch's PlayStation exclusive to new heights. Guerrilla Games' Horizon Zero Dawn has also found new growth thanks to a surprise update. This is the Gameplay Chart for the week ending August 30th.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games3
3 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision2
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
5 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment8
6 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts6
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts5
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
9 iconDestiny 2Activision12
10 iconMinecraftMojang Studios9
11 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo10
12 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games11
13 iconSplitgate1047 Games13
14 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital15
15 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games17
16 iconHorizon Zero DawnSony Interactive EntertainmentRE
17 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft14
18 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft18
19 iconPlants vs. Zombies: Battle for NeighborvilleElectronic Arts16
20 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment20
21 iconBattlefield VElectronic Arts24
22 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix23
23 iconNBA 2K212K Sports21
24 iconHadesSupergiant Games37
25 iconMarvel's AvengersSquare Enix19
26 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops 4Activision22
27 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment29
28 iconFinal Fantasy VII RemakeSquare Enix26
29 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment32
30 iconWarframeDigital Extremes30
31 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt27
32 iconDays GoneSony Interactive Entertainment33
33 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment31
34 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision38
35 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive Entertainment39
36 iconTennis World Tour 2Nacon25
37 iconAssassin's Creed OdysseyUbisoft-
38 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment36
39 iconBorderlands 32K Games34
40 iconGran Turismo SportSony Computer EntertainmentRE
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 839,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
The top of the chart is stacked with the normal games as well as a new-old face. Here is what it looks like at the moment: Warzone (1), Fortnite (2), Cold War (3), Grand Theft Auto V (4), Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut (5), FIFA 21 (6), Apex Legends (7), Rocket League (8), Destiny 2, Minecraft (10). First and foremost, Fortnite has made a leap on Call of Duty and GTA V this week, seemingly sparked by the word of mouth around the second Wild Week of the Invasion Season. It could have been the wild Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary event, too... or maybe it was the addition of a Mike Lowry outfit from Bad Boys? The second big story is obviously Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut scaling the top ten cliff into fifth. Last week, the PlayStation exclusive was an impressive entry at eighth, considering it had only been out for three days. Now, though, it has nailed a staggeringly high position. Our review for the PS5 version was glowing, and it does seem as though PS5 gamers have been picking it up in droves considering that the current player base is a 50/50 split between old and new hardware. Finally, Destiny 2 has picked up steam with a top 40 entry after the big Gamescom reveal about the next big expansion, Witch Queen. Editor Luke is excited indeed!

Further down the list is Horizon Zero Dawn at 16. The game has undergone a slight aesthetic change, with the logo now styled after the sequel, and there was a 60fps boost sneakily added, too. With the sequel now delayed until February 18th, expect plenty more random appearances from Horizon! We were gutted about Hades' 37th place finish last week, but this week the numbers have been good, with a 13 place gain putting it in 24th! Thank the gods! There is a huge swing in favour of the PS5 version, too. The ratio stands at about 8:1 in favour of the next-gen edition.

At 19th position, down three, is Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. Our predictions have been proven wrong and the game has held on amiably until the of the month. The other games from the August line-up have been less lucky, however. Tennis World Tour 2 is in 36th, down 11, and Hunter's Arena: Legends is now off the chart entirely, dropping 18 places to 46th. Savage.

A few other notable mentions include Cyberpunk 2077 clinging on for dear life in 31st, and Assassin's Creed: Oddysey turning up in 37th with a 60fps boost of its own on next-gen systems. A little sadly, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has dropped out of the Top 40 entirely! Likewise, it is important to note that PS5 pack-in Astro Bot and content PS5 pick-up Miles Morales have seen increases by four and three places, respectively. This normally suggests that there have been extra PS5's injected into the marketplace, so keep an eye out if you are still looking!

Meaty week! As always, this is just what we have observed. If you see something that caught your eye or if you have any reflections on the results, get in the comments and we will include anything salient. See you there!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 games like LEGO Horizon Adventures, Assassin’s Creed Shadows, Kingdom Come Deliverance II, Concord, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of PlayStation gaming. He also covers PS Plus news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, God of War, and The Last of Us — before an evening swim.
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