PlayStation Gameplay Chart: FIFA wins another championship

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

The top of the list is dominated by the likes of FIFA 22, Elden Ring, and Fortnite across PS4 and PS5. Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus games have slid away with a huge drop-off for Tribes of Midgard and Curse of the Dead Gods.

FIFA 22 has scored another screamer in this week's derby match against Elden Ring and the other PS Plus games for May 2022. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending May 15th, 2022.

Most played games on PlayStation (w/e May 15th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts1
2 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment2
3 iconFortniteEpic Games3
4 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision4
5 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts6
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
7 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix8
8 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment9
9 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment10
10 iconDestiny 2Activision13
11 iconMinecraftMojang Studios12
12 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo14
13 iconTribes of MidgardGearbox Publishing7
14 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision16
15 iconFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)Devolver Digital17
16 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment20
17 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft19
18 iconLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment15
19 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision21
20 iconNBA 2K222K Sports23
21 iconCurse of the Dead GodsFocus Entertainment11
22 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games24
23 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment25
24 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games26
25 iconVampire: The Masquerade - BloodhuntSharkmob18
26 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt28
27 iconTiny Tina's Wonderlands2K Games27
28 iconSpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedTHQ Nordic22
29 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft30
30 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment37
31 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix35
32 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision32
33 iconWWE 2K222K Games31
34 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts34
35 iconDying Light 2: Stay HumanTechland Publishing33
36 iconSlay the SpireHumble Games29
37 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment36
38 iconTom Clancy's The Division 2UbisoftRE
39 iconWarframeDigital ExtremesRE
40 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentRE
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 1.1 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
FIFA 22 is top of the table looking at its second straight championship title. That being said, player attendance in the stadium was slightly less than last week and it dropped player counts by 7.5%. The ratio of PS4 to PS5 players is currently at 6:5 (to the nearest round decimal) in favour of last-gen, however, this isn't indicative of the general trend across games at the moment. EA refuses to allow cross-play between generations, so players tend to play last-gen versions to they can play with friends. FIFA sits above Elden Ring in terms of player count by almost 50%, making this the first time FromSoftware's mega-hit has been so roundly beaten by any opposition.

While both Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West have risen to eighth and ninth, every game in this region has risen thanks to the decline of PS Plus game Tribes of Midgard. It drops from seventh to 13th, with a corresponding 40% decrease in popularity. Curse of the Dead Gods, likewise, has dropped from 11th to 21st — a heavy ten-place blow with a loss of 45% of players. In both cases, it isn't surprising — but we were hoping the loss wouldn't be so large for Curse of the Dead Gods as it appeared to have 'cult PS Plus game' vibes going for it.

There has been a huge drop of those of you taking a bite out of the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt. It has to settle for seven places lower than last week's 18th-place finish, as it comes in at 25th. At the bottom of the chart, we have three returning games. At 38th is The Division 2, followed by Warframe in 39th, then Mortal Kombat 11 at the foot of the tower. All three occasionally peep into the chart individually, so it is nice to see them all come up at once.

What do you think of the chart this week? Any lingering questions? Let us know in the comments below, and we will see you there!
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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