Most popular PS5 games — old favourites like Ghost of Tsushima return

The most popular PS5 games have been cemented in place for this week at the top 40 remains resolute. Instead, old favourites like Ghost of Tsushima return!

Most popular PS5 games — old favourites like Ghost of Tsushima return
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson


In the most popular PS5 games this week, we're seeing old favorites return to the fray as players tuck up in warm blankets. This top 40 list of PS5 and PS4 titles tracks the most popular games of the week — not just the best PS5 games — using 3.2 million unique PSN accounts.

Ghost of Tsushima and Hogwarts Legacy keep winter spirits high

The top of the chart is nothing special at the moment, though it is worth noting two things. the first is that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has kept its fourth place as it continues to sell well and players keep swinging through New York. With all of those big games around him, that's no easy feat. Secondly, I do think it's worth noting that RB6 Siege and Rocket League have climbed two places as Apex Legends have dropped two. That is a big change of the guard for live-service games going into the holiday season.
What's amazing about this week though is just how many 'older' single-player PS5 favourites have jumped into the chart. Hogwarts Legacy is up four places to 24th, for example. It's a massive 2023 game and it is recent in the grand scheme of things, but having single-player games return six months later in a chart full of live-service and online games shows the impact that the Wizarding World title has had.

But it isn't just Hogwarts Legacy, though. As the winter sets in, it's clear that players are going back to trusted experiences. We have God of War Ragnarok in 26th (up three), Final Fantasy XVI in 30th (up two), and perhaps most notably Ghost of Tsushima in 32nd (up four). It's about 5:1 in favor of the PS5 Director's Cut of the game over the PS4 version. The staying power of that brand is just unbelievable all these years later!
Lee had a look at Sonic Superstars' low PS5 sales using big numbers this week, so check that out! What do you think of the returning cast? Let us know in the comments below and we will see you there. Here are the top 40 most popular PS5 games for the week ending Sunday, December 3, 2023.

Most popular PS5 games of the week (ending Sunday, December 3, 2023)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision2
3 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts3
4 iconMarvel's Spider-Man 2Sony Interactive Entertainment4
5 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
6 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment6
7 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft9
8 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
9 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts7
10 iconNBA 2K242K Games8
11 iconDestiny 2Bungie19
12 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 EditionMojang Studios12
13 iconBaldur's Gate 3Spike Chunsoft13
14 iconMortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games11
15 iconDead by DaylightBehaviour Interactive21
16 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment15
17 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts16
18 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment14
19 iconCyberpunk 2077CD Projekt18
20 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere20
21 iconFall GuysEpic Games23
22 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games24
23 iconTeardownSaber Interactive17
24 iconHogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games28
25 iconElden RingFromSoftware27
26 iconGod of War RagnarökSony Interactive Entertainment29
27 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision25
28 iconAliens: Fireteam Elite3goo22
29 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts26
30 iconFINAL FANTASY XVISquare Enix32
31 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts31
32 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment36
33 iconAstro's PlayroomSony Interactive Entertainment30
34 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision34
35 iconStreet Fighter 6Capcom Entertainment39
36 iconAssassin's Creed MirageUbisoft33
37 iconWarframeDigital ExtremesRE
38 iconResident Evil 4Capcom Entertainment38
39 iconHorizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive EntertainmentRE
40 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision40
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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