Red Dead Redemption port misses top 40 most popular PlayStation games

Red Dead Redemption's new PS4 port hasn't got off to the most popular start on the PlayStation Chart of the top 40 most-played PS5 and PS4 games of last week.

Red Dead Redemption port misses top 40 most popular PlayStation games
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson


That new list of Red Dead Redemption trophies has left our sample of 3.2 million PSN players cold, it seems! That's right, the wild west remains out of the top 40 games in our PlayStation Chart this week, suggesting that even the best PS3 games can fail to impress when handled poorly!

Port of PS3 classic fails to entice PS4 gamers

Red Dead Redemption's 'all-new' PS4 port leads the charge on our topics this week, but it certainly isn't leading any player count numbers in our sample. As soon as that first trailer was revealed after rumors of remakes and upgrades, it became clear just how many fans were unhappy that this was just a plain port to the PS4. So now it ends up in 81st place on our chart — that's right, it couldn't make it into the top 40. Interestingly, Red Dead Redemption 2 moved up a place suggesting that anybody interested in Red Dead Redemption is probably there right now.
Let's move on to our biggest decrease this week — it's last week's headline free-to-play RPG. Players had been nabbing Tower of Fantasy trophies in droves last week and we were wondering if it could maintain 15th place. It couldn't. Week-on-week, the total player count is down by 38% on PS5 and PS4. That drops Tower of Fantasy to 29th, making it one of the biggest drops of the week.

We have a double billing of bonus games to talk about. Firstly, players trying to (eventually) get all those Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege trophies after its latest update have helped Ubisoft's tactical shooter into the top ten for the first time in a long time as it hits ninth. Then we should probably note Madden NFL 24, which had landed in at 28th in its first appearance on the chart. Our data is slightly skewed towards Europe, so that just goes to show the mighty stir its caused this year on the chart.
Well, that all leaves us thinking that this is one of the strangest player counts for a game this year since we realized the Bloodborne player count for July 2023! What do you think of it all? Here are the top 40 most popular PS5 and PS4 games on the PlayStation Chart for the week ending Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Top 40 most popular PS5 and PS4 games of the week (ending Sunday, August 20, 2023)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision1
2 iconFortniteEpic Games2
3 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts3
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games4
5 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix6
6 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment5
7 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
8 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios8
9 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft11
10 iconNBA 2K232K Sports10
11 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment9
12 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision12
13 iconFall GuysEpic Games14
14 iconFINAL FANTASY XVISquare Enix13
15 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games16
16 iconDestiny 2Bungie20
17 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere26
18 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive18
19 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment19
20 iconPGA TOUR 2K232K Sports17
21 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision21
22 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts25
23 iconMortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Games24
24 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts28
25 iconElden RingFromSoftware27
26 iconRemnant IIH2 Interactive22
27 iconStreet Fighter 6Capcom Entertainment23
28 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts-
29 iconTower of FantasyPerfect World Games15
30 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts31
31 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment30
32 iconMarvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony Interactive Entertainment29
33 iconGod of War RagnarökSony Interactive Entertainment33
34 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision39
35 iconMadden NFL 23Electronic Arts34
36 iconIt Takes TwoElectronic Arts35
37 iconBrawlhallaBlue Mammoth Games37
38 iconHogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games38
39 iconMarvel's Spider-Man RemasteredSony Interactive Entertainment40
40 iconDeath's DoorDevolver Digital32
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 3.2 million active PlayStation accounts (not just TrueTrophies accounts). Chart information is copyright GameInsights. Regarding this data:
  • When an account opens a game, this is registered as a game being played. Accounts can only register a game once per week.
  • Our sample data has more European accounts than PSN average.
  • Our data is good for suggesting general trends — we represent this using percentages, not numbers.
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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