Bloodborne’s July player count still beats most of 2023’s PS5 games

Bloodborne's player count for July 2023 on PS5 and PS4 was higher than most big PS5 games this year, including Dead Space and Dead Island 2.

Bloodborne’s July player count still beats most of 2023’s PS5 games
Lee Brady

Lee Brady


Seeing as the game's been out for eight years, you've probably figured out by now whether you're ever going to unlock all the Bloodborne trophies. Still, there must be a huge number of players still out there trying to get that platinum, because despite being one of the oldest entries on our best PS4 games list, Bloodborne's player count for July 2023 continues to put newer PS5 games to shame.

Bloodborne PS4 players outpace Dead Island 2, Wo Long Fallen Dynasty

Thanks to our exclusive gameplay data from 3.2 million active PSN accounts — the very same gameplay data that powers our weekly top 40 PlayStation Chart — we can compose a rough list of the 2023 PS5 and PS4 games that Bloodborne outperformed in July 2023.
Here are some of the 2023 games Bloodborne's PS4 player count bested in July 2023:
  • Dead Island 2
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Wo Long Fallen Dynasty
  • Exoprimal
  • Crash Team Rumble
  • Dead Space
  • Wild Hearts
  • Forspoken
  • Tchia
  • Like A Dragon Ishin
  • Atomic Heart
  • Humanity
  • Octopath Traveler 2
  • Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Collection
  • Meet Your Maker
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
Given that a number of games have dropped out of the top 200 games of the month, data is no longer available for a few titles, so we don't have as many nice and clean comparable percentages for you to look at. That said, rest assured Bloodborne is tracking much, much higher than any game listed above that doesn't get detailed below.

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Most recently, this includes Wo Long Fallen Dynasty, which slipped below the 200th spot in mid-July. Before it slipped off our radar, we do know that Bloodborne had seen 68.02% more PS5 and PS4 players than Wo Long Fallen Dynasty in July 2023, and that number has assuredly climbed higher since.

We also know that Bloodborne saw 20.32% more players than Dead Island 2 last month and 38.21% more players than Monster Hunter Rise. Plus, Bloodborne also saw 55.09% more players than those Exoprimal player numbers (which have been weighted in Xbox's favor thanks to the game hitting Game Pass at launch). All the other games listed above simply didn't qualify for a comparison.

Bloodborne has still to outpace a few big 2023 PS5 hits

That's not to say 2023 hasn't offered a good few games that are currently outpacing Bloodborne. Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4, Final Fantasy XVI, Naraka Bladepoint, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Street Fighter 6, and Diablo IV are all still outperforming FromSoftware's 2015 offering. However, the question is: for how much longer?
Star Wars Jedi Survivor has slipped far enough to be within spitting distance of Bloodborne, holding only an 11.21% higher player count throughout July 2023. Resident Evil 4 is also just about holding onto the 40th spot on the most-played PS5 and PS4 games chart, so it won't be long until it becomes yet another Bloodborne victim. Then it's just a few more spots until Hogwarts Legacy gets overtaken and that's checkmate for 2023's biggest games.

Does this mean that 2023's biggest games just aren't all that highly rated? No, of course not. It just means people are absolutely, thoroughly, and consistently in love with Bloodborne, and that doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. What do you make of Bloodborne's rampant PlayStation player count? Are you hoping Bloodborne gets a PS5 port someday soon, so it can join our best PS5 games list as well? Let us know in the comments below.

Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 3.2 million active PlayStation accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights.
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Final Fantasy VII Rebirth), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium games), and his secret third eye on junk he really likes (Sonic games; Kingdom Hearts). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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