PlayStation Gameplay Chart: New top spots fuelled by huge updates

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Big games ride high, huge live-service updates through the middle, and Marvel games down low for this week's happenings in video games. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending December 5th, 2021.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games2
2 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts3
3 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision4
4 iconCall of Duty: VanguardSony Interactive Entertainment1
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games6
6 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts5
7 iconMinecraftMojang Studios10
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix8
9 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
10 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo9
11 iconDestiny 2Activision12
12 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision11
13 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital22
14 iconDead by Daylight 1/23goo15
15 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft13
16 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft21
17 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games14
18 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft18
19 iconMarvel's AvengersSquare EnixRE
20 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment17
21 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix27
22 iconNBA 2K222K Sports20
23 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment23
24 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBethesda Softworks16
25 iconMarvel's Guardians of the GalaxySquare Enix19
26 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment25
27 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment24
28 iconFIFA 21Electronic Arts28
29 iconKingdoms of Amalur: Re-ReckoningElectronic Arts26
30 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive Entertainment31
31 iconGrand Theft Auto San AndreasRockstar Games30
32 iconWarframeDigital Extremes38
33 iconBloodborneSony Computer Entertainment34
34 iconDiablo II: ResurrectedBlizzard Entertainment33
35 iconMadden NFL 22Electronic Arts35
36 iconFirst Class TroubleVersus Evil29
37 iconKnockout CityElectronic Arts32
38 iconGran Turismo SportSony Computer EntertainmentRE
39 iconDemon's SoulsSony Interactive Entertainment36
40 iconDark Souls IIIBandai Namco Entertainment37
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 828,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
Let's start up top with the normal players. Fortnite, of course, has surged into first place thanks to a huge new update that has taken it well clear of the competition. We mean it, the player count is around a fifth more than FIFA 22, which comes in second. For the record, EA's football-sim is only just scraping ahead of Modern Warfare by a few hundred players, which just goes to show how dominant these games are and what a large slice of the player count they always have. Battlefield 2042 has impressed by only sliding a single place despite the bad press, with Minecraft making up the rest of the list thanks to its large Cliffs & Caves: Part II update.

A majority of the list has the normal batch hanging around, but many have had updates to push them a bit further up the table. Fall Guys at 13 is a really nice surprise. The new levels and costumes have us all laughing in the office. However, the biggest surprise this week is the marked improvement of Marvel's Avengers. Another big update here, this time being the Spider-Man patch that also adds in another raid and a few story missions. Unlike most other live-service games, Avengers tends to disappear from the list around three weeks after a big update. Other games always manage to cling on, like Destiny 2 up there in 11th, but Avengers never quite manages it. Maybe this is the time?

Another big performer, and update, is for Final Fantasy XIV which has finished at 21 this week. The Endwalker expansion has proven massive even in the early-access period, with Editor Luke sitting in queues of 8,000 players in a day-long exercise of just trying to play. Fun!

Finally, we have the rogue Marvel gang that didn't place quite as high as Avengers. Guardians of the Galaxy is at 25th, Spider-Man is at 26th, and finally, Miles Morales at 27th. What a squad! Across the rest of the list, the only notable mentions are the hard drop of First Class Trouble and Knockout City as they come to the end of their time on PlayStation Plus. Gran Turismo has also seen a spike, possibly in relation to the World Championships that happened over the weekend. Apparently, it was quite the contest!

Spotted anything else of note? Anything surprising? 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 PS5 exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favorite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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