PlayStation Gameplay Chart: Everybody loves Spongebob, Kratos less so...

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

The normal PS5 and PS4 games like Elden Ring, GTA V, Fortnite, FIFA 22, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends entries find the top of the chart, but PlayStation Plus has thrown us one major curveball in the form of Spongebob & co.

With PlayStation Plus's new games come three new contenders: Nickelodeon: All-Star Brawl, God of War, and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Here is the top 40 PlayStation Gameplay Chart for the week ending June 12th, 2022.

Most played games on PlayStation (w/e June 12th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconNickelodeon All-Star BrawlGameMill Entertainment-
4 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment3
5 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision4
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts6
8 iconDestiny 2Activision7
9 iconMinecraftMojang Studios12
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
11 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment8
12 iconGenshin ImpactmiHoYo10
13 iconNaruto To Boruto: Shinobi StrikerBandai Namco Entertainment-
14 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment11
15 iconDead by Daylight 1/2505 Games18
16 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision13
17 iconGod of WarSony Interactive EntertainmentRE
18 iconNBA 2K222K Sports16
19 iconFall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)Devolver Digital14
20 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment15
21 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft17
22 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision19
23 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic ArtsRE
24 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games21
25 iconLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment20
26 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment23
27 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt25
28 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft24
29 iconFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornSquare Enix26
30 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision27
31 iconRoller ChampionsUbisoft22
32 iconWWE 2K222K Games30
33 iconStar Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderElectronic Arts29
34 iconMarvel's Spider-ManSony Interactive Entertainment28
35 iconFar Cry 6Ubisoft34
36 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts31
37 iconWarframeDigital Extremes39
38 iconThe Last of Us Part IISony Interactive EntertainmentRE
39 iconYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelKonami Digital Entertainment32
40 iconStar Wars Battlefront IIElectronic Arts36
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 833,000 active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright TrueGaming Network.
FIFA 22 is alive and well at the top of the pile, still maintaining steady numbers from last week. The big new entrant in third, however, is Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl which has 11% more players than Elden Ring. The character fighter has recently been updated with voice work and appears to be all the better for it, especially considering it's being played at a 2:1 ratio on PS5. This means we have Spongebob beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 4th and GTA V in 5th, but what really counts is how it holds onto the position this week.

Now, of all the PlayStation Plus games, we didn't expect God of War to be slain by niche online fighter Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Santa Monica's PS4 epic is down in 17th while some folks in headbands are scrapping in and around 13th, nearly fending off the likes of Genshin Impact in 12th with only a 3% difference between the player counts. Meanwhile, God of War is down 33% in the total player count when compared to the Naruto gang.

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises amongst these results is the fact that Horizon Forbidden West has lost top ten footing at 11th with a three-place drop, and GT7 has slipped a gear to 14th. This is, in part, due to the arrival of the new Plus games, but there have been minor slippages in numbers, too. At least the PlayStation Studios name is resued by a The Last of Us Part II reentry at 38th, possibly due to the announcement of the one and only The Last of Us Part I.

Sorry for the shortness of the analysis here, it has been a busy Monday! Could you let us know if you spot something interesting? Any surprises? Keep us informed, and we will see you in the comments!
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.