Most popular PS5 games — PS Plus shoots PowerWash Simulator to glory

The week's most popular PS5 games are in as we dissect the top 40 games for the week. Guess what? PS Plus has boosted PowerWash Simulator to stardom!

Most popular PS5 games — PS Plus shoots PowerWash Simulator to glory
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson


The PlayStation Plus December 2023 might not have been the most incredible lineup ever, but our 3.2 million tracked PSN accounts are telling us they have landed at the right time of year to be popular.

PowerWash Simulator is a great PS Plus game

So, pushing Marvel's Spider-Man 2 down to sixth and slotting in a fifth is this notorious PowerWash Simulator. The lore might be all over the place, but the game is a brilliant laugh so we can't blame you for helping the cleanest game on PS5 from reaching the fifth spot. It has 13.7% more players than Marvel's Spider-Man 2, so it is cleaning up out there.
In second place for the PS Plus games is Lego 2K Drive. It's a good drive up to tenth spot for the game, though it was expected to perform well given it is a decent racer with Lego in the title. The fact it has outperformed Cyberpunk 2077 (up eight spots this week!) is pretty good going, though we're expecting a bit of a drop-off next week. Let's just see how it rolls, shall we?

Then we have the good indie Sable... the poorly performing indie Sable. It's down in 37th place. The lowest spot I can remember any PS Plus game in 2023. When Lee gets his hands on the full dataset, I'm sure he'll be able to give you more insight as he did with the PS Plus Essential November 2023 debut player count. It doesn't look great for the game though as the other pair suck up the play numbers.
There are other brief highlights across the chart, like Final Fantasy XVI up from 30th to 17th place. Wow, what a rise that is with the Leviathan DLC confirmed! This is just the tip of the rising stars, however. You have both Resident Evil 4 and Horizon Forbidden West with big rises as well.

So, that wraps up the most popular games of the week. If you are playing the easiest and hardest PS Plus Essential trophies for December 2023. But what do you think of the top 40 right now? Interested in any of the games doing well? Let us know all in the comments down below. Without further ado, here are the top 40 most popular PS5 games for the week ending Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Most popular PS5 games of the week (ending Sunday, December 10, 2023)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision2
3 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts3
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
5 iconPowerWash SimulatorSquare Enix-
6 iconMarvel's Spider-Man 2Sony Interactive Entertainment4
7 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment6
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix8
9 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft7
10 iconLEGO 2K Drive2K Games-
11 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt19
12 iconNBA 2K242K Games10
13 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts9
14 iconBaldur's Gate 3Spike Chunsoft13
15 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios12
16 iconDestiny 2Bungie11
17 iconFINAL FANTASY XVISquare Enix30
18 iconMortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games14
19 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment16
20 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts17
21 iconGod of War RagnarökSony Interactive Entertainment26
22 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment18
23 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere20
24 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games22
25 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive15
26 iconFall GuysEpic Games21
27 iconResident Evil 4Capcom Entertainment38
28 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment39
29 iconElden RingFromSoftware25
30 iconHogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games24
31 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision27
32 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts29
33 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment32
34 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive Entertainment33
35 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts31
36 iconStreet Fighter 6Capcom Entertainment35
37 iconSableRaw Fury-
38 iconWarframeDigital Extremes37
39 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision34
40 iconTeardownSaber Interactive23
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 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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