PlayStation Gameplay Chart: PS5 console exclusive has poor launch, Elden Ring dominates

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Elden Ring just keeps mopping up players, while the latest PS5 console exclusive GhostWire: Tokyo appears to be struggling on launch. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending April 3rd, 2022.

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PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games3
4 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts8
5 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment4
6 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts5
7 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision7
8 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment6
9 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
10 iconDestiny 2Activision9
11 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo11
12 iconTiny Tina's Wonderlands2K Games14
13 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment13
14 iconMinecraftMojang Studios12
15 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision15
16 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft16
17 iconTeam Sonic RacingSEGA17
18 iconFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)Devolver Digital21
19 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games20
20 iconNBA 2K222K Sports22
21 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment24
22 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt19
23 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision25
24 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft18
25 iconWWE 2K222K Games28
26 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games30
27 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft26
28 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts29
29 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment31
30 iconDying Light 2: Stay HumanTechland Publishing27
31 iconARK: Survival EvolvedWildcard Properties32
32 iconBloodborneSony Computer Entertainment33
33 iconStranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy OriginKOEI TECMO23
34 iconF1 2021Electronic Arts37
35 iconGhostWire: TokyoBethesda Softworks36
36 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix38
37 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment39
38 iconHorizon Zero DawnSony Interactive Entertainment35
39 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision40
40 iconWarframeDigital ExtremesRE
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 809,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
I remember those heady days a month ago when it was really exciting to have a contest at the top of the gameplay chart between Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West. Now though, both have settled into a steady rhythm with Elden Ring taking home first despite a 9.24% loss in total players since last week and in Horizon taking fifth, slipping a single place from last week and shedding 11.7% of its total players since last week.

More excitingly, Apex Legends has jumped from eighth place to fourth thanks to a native PS5 version of the game. Incredibly, though, we are seeing that the ratio of PS4 to PS5 players is 3:1 in favour of PS4. However, bear in mind that the total player count has increased by 28.5% — a dominant majority of which are PS5 players. That means the PS5 release has been vital to Apex's boost up the chart and we expect to keep seeing the PS4 player count diminish while the PS5 players grow. Check out the Xbox Gameplay Chart if you want to see just how well Apex has managed to conquer the dominant Warzone/Fortnite double act recently.

Our title story this week is the fate of PS5 console exclusive GhostWire: Tokyo. The game has clearly had a poor start to life last week in 36th but has increased its position by one place this week with a sub-1% increase in players. In fairness, it is a PS5 only game. However, we have witnessed Horizon and Elden Ring (and Apex and GT7 and GTA 5 and... you get the point) become dominantly played on PS5, while PS4 player counts have started dropping off. That makes it clear to us that GhostWire: Tokyo hasn't grabbed a majority of players' attention — something highlighted by the rise in players grabbing newly released Tiny Tina's Wonderlands trophies instead, as the game rose from 14th to 12th. That's not a direct comparison, by the way: they are two clearly different games.

Finally, we just wanted to highlight the high podium finish of Team Sonic Racing. Obviously, the bonus title from last month's PlayStation Plus monthly gamesGhosts of Tsushima: Legends — has done very well to sit in 13th, but we think Team Sonic Racing is the more impressive achievement at 17th. Plus games have a habit of dipping hard, but Sonic has kept the engine revving for players and maintained good numbers for five weeks now. Next week we will see it slip, but let's honour the incredible finish the kart racer has made.

What do you think of the gameplay chart this week? Is it appealing to you? What are you playing? Let us know in the comments and plenty of people will be on hand for a discussion!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and Sony news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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