PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Elden Ring dethroned, PS Plus trio just misses top ten sweep

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

PlayStation Plus games FIFA 22 and Tribes of Midgard have made a good move into the top ten, unseating Elden Ring, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V, and Apex Legends.

The PlayStation monthly games lineup for May 2022 has toppled the mightly Elden Ring and nearly nailed a top ten sweep, pushing PlayStation exclusives to the edge of the top ten. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending May 8th, 2022.

Most played games on PlayStation (w/e May 8th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts3
2 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment1
3 iconFortniteEpic Games2
4 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision5
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
6 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts6
7 iconTribes of MidgardGearbox Publishing-
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
9 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment7
10 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment8
11 iconCurse of the Dead GodsFocus Entertainment-
12 iconMinecraftMojang Studios10
13 iconDestiny 2Activision11
14 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo16
15 iconLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment15
16 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision12
17 iconFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)Devolver Digital13
18 iconVampire: The Masquerade - BloodhuntSharkmob14
19 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft19
20 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment18
21 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision20
22 iconSpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedTHQ Nordic17
23 iconNBA 2K222K Sports24
24 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games23
25 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment21
26 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games27
27 iconTiny Tina's Wonderlands2K Games22
28 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt25
29 iconSlay the SpireHumble Games26
30 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft28
31 iconWWE 2K222K Games29
32 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision34
33 iconDying Light 2: Stay HumanTechland Publishing30
34 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts33
35 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix32
36 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment31
37 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment36
38 iconSifuSloclapRE
39 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic ArtsRE
40 iconBloodborneSony Computer Entertainment39
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 840,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
Starting at the top, we have a bit of news. Elden Ring has suffered huge damage via a football to the nethers as FIFA 22 screams into first place. As a Plus game with a new audience and with a huge inbuilt player base, FIFA has 54% more players than Elden Ring at this current moment in time. However, while FIFA is expectedly dominating in raw player count, Elden Ring does have more players on PS5 than PS4, whereas FIFA is operating at a 50/50 split. I feel the need to clarify this every time, but this is obviously not indicative of quality for either game, just the player numbers. If anything, it speaks to the dominance of Elden Ring over the last few weeks that it took offering one of the biggest IPs in the world for 'free' to get it out of the top spot.

The next big entry is Tribes of Midgard at seventh, straddled between Apex Legends in sixth and Rocket League in eighth. Tribes of Midgard is holding its own too, with 11.3% more players than Rocket League and PS5 players standing at a 2:1 advantage over PS4 players.

Meanwhile, Curse of the Dead Gods makes a surprisingly strong entrance at 11th place. It beats out 12th place Minecraft's total players by a staggeringly small margin of 0.2%. However, it hasn't really given either tenth place Gran Turismo 7 or ninth place Horizon Forbidden West much of a fright. Looking back, Curse of the Dead Gods reminds us of Plus games like Slay the Spire and Persona 5 Strikers which debuted just about in the top 20, but held a strong week after week after week while the others slipped (in fact, Slay the Spire is right there in 29th still). Curse of the Dead Gods has debuted way higher than those two, so we are curious if this is a surprise hit or a game that drops off a cliff next week.

Across the rest of the list, we see players taking a shot at the Sifu trophies as the game gets to 38th with a reemergence from post-40 pits after a difficulty option update. Then we have Star Wars: Battlefront II coming in hot, likely thanks to deep discounts in the May the Fourth sale. Finally, Trek to Yomi hasn't done that well on PlayStation, it seems. The game hasn't picked up enough players to get into the chart, whereas on the Xbox Gameplay Chart, it comes in at 16th thanks to debuting in Game Pass. We have a review up on TA, if you want to have a look if it is for you!

What do you think of the chart this week? Let us know in the comments along with any questions. See you there!
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.