PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Uncharted enters the list, Yu-Gi-Oh! places high

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection has made a splash over this weekend, while free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel continues a successful streak. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending January 30th, 2022.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts2
3 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision3
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
5 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts5
6 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix6
7 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment7
8 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo11
9 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision8
10 iconMinecraftMojang Studios10
11 iconDestiny 2Activision13
12 iconDeep Rock GalacticCoffee Stain Studios9
13 iconDiRT 5Codemasters12
14 iconUncharted: Legacy of Thieves CollectionSony Interactive Entertainment-
15 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft14
16 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment24
17 iconHorizon Zero DawnSony Interactive Entertainment21
18 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games22
19 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games18
20 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment16
21 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment19
22 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft17
23 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision20
24 iconNBA 2K222K Sports23
25 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts15
26 iconFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutDevolver Digital26
27 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft25
28 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix29
29 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment28
30 iconPersona 5 StrikersAtlus27
31 iconGod of WarSony Interactive Entertainment30
32 iconIt Takes TwoElectronic Arts33
33 iconMadden NFL 22Electronic Arts34
34 iconDying LightWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment-
35 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision35
36 iconThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntCD Projekt32
37 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six ExtractionUbisoft-
38 iconUncharted 4: A Thief's EndSony Interactive Entertainment-
39 iconPlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsPUBG Corporation31
40 iconFor HonorUbisoftRE
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 1.1 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
The week doesn't look that interesting when you see that the top seven games — containing Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Vanguard, FIFA, GTA V, Apex Legends, and Rocket League — are as stagnant as a snail in mud. However, it is that number seven spot that you should look out for. Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel has retained its seventh place from last week, but also kept hold of its player count with only a marginal loss. That sits it in the close bundle of player counts from fifth to eleventh (Destiny 2) positions. To get amongst these games and then maintain position is impressive and marks the first major success for a while for Konami.

We have talked a lot about PlayStation Plus' January games, but it bears repeating that both Deep Rock Galactic (12th down two) and Dirt 5 (13th down one) have also been the best performing Plus titles since Battlefield 5 was included way back when. The pair have now been in the top places for the whole month, with similar player counts. Let's see what happens to them when February's games go live tomorrow!

Just behind them is the new release of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection on PS5 in 14th. It has only had the weekend to perform, so it reaching these high-echelon positions over three days is probably the mark of more to come next week. You can read our praise-heavy review if you fancy, where Kes said it "took me to utopia... again. Twice. It is the kind of gaming treasure with limitless worth — two experiences that make you want to endlessly journey through the world hunting treasures and exploring crumbling ruins."

Finally, let's chat about the triplet of first-time chart entrants at the bottom. Dying Light is in 34th as players prepare for the imminent release of Dying Light 2: Stay Human. Now, in terms of raw player count, it is competing with all the games up until 32nd, which is It Take Two. That is not bad for a bit of interest in a pre-release environment. However, these are probably one-time numbers, so we might see it slip next week. A similar resurgence has happened for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which finds itself in 38th for the first time since we started running these charts. Again, it seems like all the Uncharted on PS5 talk has got PS4 players jealous, or alternately people are trying to get in on the multiplayer which isn't included in the remaster.

Finally, Rainbow Six: Extraction has entered at 37th. However, that is not an ideal place for the FPS featuring aliens and tactical gameplay. Luke enjoyed it over on TrueAchievements, saying that "as much as I enjoy the moment-to-moment gameplay of Rainbow Six Extraction and have had a blast with it both solo and in co-op, it's impossible to overlook the glaring balance issues and lack of any kind of appealing endgame it has at the moment."

What do you think of the chart this week? Let us know in the comments, and we will try and answer all your questions!
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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