PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Surprise PS Plus game beats Horizon and Lego Star Wars

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
The PlayStation Plus games have dropped and have entered the top echelons of the chart. One has been particularly popular, beating new releases. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending April 10th, 2022.

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PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games3
4 iconSpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedTHQ Nordic-
5 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts6
6 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment5
7 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision7
8 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts4
9 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment8
10 iconFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)Devolver Digital18
11 iconLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment-
12 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
13 iconHood: Outlaws & LegendsFocus Entertainment-
14 iconMinecraftMojang Studios14
15 iconDestiny 2Activision10
16 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision15
17 iconSlay the SpireHumble Games-
18 iconTiny Tina's Wonderlands2K Games12
19 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment13
20 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo11
21 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft16
22 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment21
23 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games19
24 iconTeam Sonic RacingSEGA17
25 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision23
26 iconNBA 2K222K Sports20
27 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt22
28 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games26
29 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts28
30 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft27
31 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment29
32 iconWWE 2K222K Games25
33 iconBloodborneSony Computer Entertainment32
34 iconDying Light 2: Stay HumanTechland Publishing30
35 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive EntertainmentRE
36 iconF1 2021Electronic Arts34
37 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision39
38 iconARK: Survival EvolvedWildcard Properties31
39 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment37
40 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft24
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 1.1 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
The PlayStation Plus games for April were released and as usual, they have made a big splash on the chart. The award for the biggest splash goes to the many players looking for SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated trophies in a pineapple under the sea. The game enters in fourth, with only a 0.7% gap to GTA V in third. The pair of games are in a bit of a league of their own, with a huge 17.2% player gap to fifth where FIFA 22 resides. Now, in a week as busy as this, that is impressive work from the spongy boy.

The other two Plus games haven't quite stuck the landing. Hood: Outlaws & Legends is making itself notorious in the 13th slot. It has an interesting 1:1 split of PS4 and PS5 players which — considering this has been marketed as the PS5 offering for the month — might be a bit disappointing. The real key factor here though is not how many are playing now, but how many can keep the online multiplayer heisting action going a few weeks down the line.

The final game from the Plus selection is Slay the Spire, which has nearly a third fewer players than Hood. Obviously, they are different games — Slay the Spire being a niche card game — but that still doesn't detract from the fact that this has been released as a free inclusion on Plus and games of that nature are normally expected to do better on the Gameplay Chart. It's actually the lowest Plus debut since Persona 5 Strikers in January.

In terms of debuts, we simply must contend with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. With a huge IP at hand, a good critical reception (see the TT mini-review), and the fact it shattered Steam player records, we can be forgiven for expecting it to debut a little higher. Instead, it is saddled between Rocket League in 12th and a high-rising Fall Guys in tenth. More importantly than its position, though: it has carved out space for a considerable player gap between itself and Rocket League. This should allow it to blossom in the coming weeks as it sits well above those below it. Interestingly, the Xbox Gameplay Chart has Lego Star Wars in the exact same position.

We are running long here, so let's do a swift barrage of cool things that are happening. More or less everything has dropped in the chart to make way for the Plus games, but the biggest loser of the week is no doubt Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition which has debuted at 82nd. Oh dear. The other absentee is MLB The Show 22, though we think that has debuted at 86th due to some behind-the-scenes shenanigans — we will update you next week.

Returnal might have expected a better re-entry than 52nd with its huge co-op update, Ascension, but sometimes these updates don't quite push a game into the top 40 in a busy week like this. Finally, the Astro's Playroom trophies might be easy, but the game is hard to shake. It re-enters the chart at 35th, signalling more possible console restocks for PS5.

Well! That is everything in a crazy Gameplay Chart! What did you think? Any surprises? Anything sticking out to you? Let us know in the comments, we love your thoughts!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.