The new PS Plus games for March 2023, including Battlefield 2042, have dominated the most-played PS5 and PS4 games for the week in our exclusive data on 3 million players. PS5 and PS4 players now have access to a 100-hour Battlefield 2042 trophies marathon if they have PS Plus Essential and grab the three monthly games. Indeed, these PS Plus games for March 2023 are now amongst the top 40 most played PS5 and PS4 games of the week having scanned 3 million PSN players. [img=https://www.truetrophies.com/customimages/068397.jpg label=true]Battlefield 2042 hits PS Plus and the most played PS5 and PS4 games chart[/img] PS Plus games dominate most played games The PS Plus Essential games for March 2022 are in, and oh boy have they hit hard. In fifth place and the highest ranked of the three is Battlefield 2042. While the FPS didn't qualify (and still wouldn't qualify) for our best FPS games list, it's clear that players at least want to check out EA's shooter. It had a horrible launch and suffered continual setbacks, but we hear it works now. Staff Writer Lee will be doing a breakdown of the numbers for you in a separate article, but safe to say it's had a stunning rise in players. The other two games have performed really well. Let's start with all those players that have Minecraft Dungeons trophies or just booted up the game to help the co-op Diablo-like to a 10th place finish. A tenth-place finish means it finished only one place below its mothership title Minecraft and within 0.1% margin of the total player count — that is a close finish, to say the least. It speaks volumes to the brand value of Minecraft, but also that a lot of Minecraft played probably swapped over to the PS Plus title for the week, though Minecraft proper has actual had an 8% increase in total players week-on-week. Good stuff. [img=https://www.truetrophies.com/customimages/049779.jpg label=true]Code Vein hits up the PS5 and PS4 games chart[/img] Finally, those 35 hours of Code Vein trophies are clearly to someone's taste — the ARPG has come in 22nd place. The game isn't pushing any boundaries chart-wise and we imagine it will fall next week, but as a niche title, it's really hard to gather any momentum. A finish in the 20s is a great place to be for AA games like this and indies, there is no doubt that it's probably killing in Japan and the RPG-appreciating Asian territories. Its total player count is about 6.1% off of 21st place finisher The Last of Us Part 1, a pretty substantial amount to turnover in the coming week in which The Last of Us TV show will finish. A few other notables are that Hogwarts Legacy is out of the top three for the first time since launch as it finished in 4th. Its total player count has decreased 10.8% week-on-week, so it might well have a sharp fall again next week. Wo-Long Fallen Dynasty is doing reasonably well at 25th, the Team Ninja title is an Xbox Game Pass game so we aren't expecting any big PS5 or PS4 player numbers here. Finally, Spider-Man Miles Morales is in the chart at 38th, again. People love Spidey! That wraps up the analysis for the week. If you have any questions or observations, get in the comments to chat! Here is the top 40 most played PS5 and PS4 games chart for the week ending March 12th, 2023. Most popular PS5 games (week ending March 12th, 2023) Position|Game|Publisher|Last week 1 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-dash.png|Cal... of Duty: Modern Warfare II|Activision|1 2 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-up.png|Fortn... Games|4 3 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|FIF... 23|Electronic Arts|2 4 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Hog... Legacy|Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|3 5 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-up.png|Battl... 2042|Electronic Arts|31 6 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Gra... Theft Auto V|Rockstar Games|5 7 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Roc... League|Psyonix|6 8 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Ove... 2|Blizzard Entertainment|7 9 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-up.png|Minec...: PlayStation 4 Edition|Mojang Studios|10 10 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-star.png|Min... Dungeons|Xbox Game Studios|- 11 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Ape... Legends|Electronic Arts|8 12 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Des... 2|Bungie|9 13 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|NBA 2K23|2K Sports|11 14 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege|Ubisoft|12 15 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Hor... Forbidden West|Sony Interactive Entertainment|13 16 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Eld... Ring|Bandai Namco Entertainment|14 17 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|God of War Ragnarök|Sony Interactive Entertainment|15 18 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|FIF... 22|Electronic Arts|17 19 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Gra... Turismo 7|Sony Interactive Entertainment|16 20 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Fal... Guys|Epic Games|19 21 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|The Last of Us Part I|Sony Interactive Entertainment|20 22 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-star.png|COD... VEIN|Bandai Namco Entertainment|- 23 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Gen... Impact|Cognosphere|18 24 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Mad... NFL 23|Electronic Arts|21 25 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-up.png|Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty|KOEI TECMO|27 26 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Cal... of Duty: Black Ops III|Activision|22 27 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-up.png|EA SPORTS UFC 4|Electronic Arts|28 28 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Dea... by Daylight|Behaviour Interactive|25 29 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Red Dead Redemption 2|Rockstar Games|23 30 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Gho... of Tsushima|Sony Interactive Entertainment|26 31 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|The Last of Us Part II|Sony Interactive Entertainment|24 32 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-dash.png|WWE 2K22|2K Games|32 33 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Tek... 7|Bandai Namco Entertainment|30 34 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-dash.png|Cal... of Duty: Modern Warfare|Activision|34 35 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|The Quarry|2K Games|33 36 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-dash.png|Mor... Kombat 11|Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|36 37 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Maf...: Definitive Edition|2K Games|29 38 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-up.png|Marve...'s Spider-Man: Miles Morales|Sony Interactive Entertainment|39 39 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Cal... of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|Activision|37 40 https://www.truetrophies.com/images/icons/chart-down.png|Bra... Mammoth Games|38 Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 3 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights.