PS5 Top 40 — new PS Plus games score strong debuts on PS5

In the PS5 top 40 games this week, PS Plus May 2024 has helped new games reach the most popular titles available on PlayStation right now!

PS5 Top 40 — new PS Plus games score strong debuts on PS5
Kes Eylers-Stephenson

Kes Eylers-Stephenson

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The PS5 top 40 games this week are all about the PS Plus games from May 2024. We have a PlayStation Chart dominated with debuts for some of the finest games to have landed on Sony's subscription service!

PS Plus games Animal Well, Tunic, and Ghostrunner 2 debut on the chart

Let's start with the first of the four games available with the PS Plus May 2024 Essential tier games landing, EA Sports FC 24. It's gained one place from third to second, and alongside it, a 48.3% player could increase week-on-week. That should tell you two things.

One, just how popular the football-sim franchise was before it was given away to most PS Plus subscribers if it was already in third place. Secondly, I hope you now understand how gargantuan first place Fortnite's player base is if it can withstand EA Sports FC 24's monumental rise.
There are many Tunic appreciators out there. Our little fox has adventures into the 17th spot for its debut appearance, though we'll be able to give you more interesting data points as the month goes on and we have a better look at the sample over time. The bonus expansion Lightfall for Destiny 2 helped the FPS climb three places to tenth.

Similarly, Ghostrunner 2 has debuted for the first time much lower down in 29th. I'm a little shocked it isn't further up. After all, the game is cyberpunk-themed, heavy on action, and has so-called 'better' 3D graphics. Perhaps this one was a bit too hardcore for the more casual skewing PS Plus audience. Also, the game only being available on PS5 and not PS4 likely hurt its overall player count.

Finally, we have Animal Well which has had a tremendous first week as a day one PS Plus Extra and Premium May 2024 game. It's being talked about as one of the best PS5 games of 2024 so far, which suggests another big win for Sony's day-one games initiative. Indeed, for a tiny indie with retro graphics, Animal Well has performed admirably in its first week!
The other notable happenings on the chart are a few drops for new releases. We've got Final Fantasy VII Rebirth maintaining position in 16th, but Stellar Blade dropping down five places into 15th just above it after two weeks. Higher up the chart, Fallout 4 dropped off to fifth, as did its live-service cousin Fallout 76 down two into 20th position. Dave the Diver also dropped four places to 30th.

So, check out the positions of those PS Plus games and have a look at the top 40 PS5 games for the week ending Sunday, May 12, 2024! Why not? There is plenty to dissect.

Top 40 PS5 and PS4 games (week ending Sunday, May 12, 2024)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts3
3 iconCall of Duty: Modern Warfare IIActivision2
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games5
5 iconFallout 4Bethesda Softworks4
6 iconHELLDIVERS 2Sony Interactive Entertainment6
7 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix7
8 iconRobloxRoblox8
9 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts15
10 iconDestiny 2Bungie13
11 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft9
12 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment11
13 iconMinecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2)Mojang Studios12
14 iconNBA 2K242K Games14
15 iconStellar BladeSony Interactive Entertainment10
16 iconFINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTHSquare Enix16
17 iconTUNICFinji-
18 iconGenshin ImpactCognosphere17
19 iconGran Turismo 7Sony Interactive Entertainment19
20 iconFallout 76Bethesda Softworks18
21 iconElden RingFromSoftware20
22 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios22
23 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts21
24 iconDead by Daylight 1/2Behaviour Interactive24
25 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games23
26 iconFall GuysEpic Games25
27 iconTEKKEN 8Bandai Namco Entertainment28
28 iconMarvel's Spider-Man 2Sony Interactive Entertainment27
29 iconGhostrunner 2505 Games-
30 iconDAVE THE DIVERMINTROCKET26
31 iconHonkai: Star RailCognosphere32
32 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision29
33 iconGhost of TsushimaSony Interactive Entertainment30
34 iconMortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. GamesRE
35 iconWarframeDigital Extremes35
36 iconBrawlhallaBlue Mammoth Games34
37 iconANIMAL WELLBigmode-
38 iconMLB The Show 24Sony Interactive Entertainment38
39 iconWWE 2K242K Games37
40 iconResident Evil 4Capcom Entertainment40
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 3.1 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 Sony news. He writes about PS5 exclusives like Horizon, The Last of Us, God of War, and Death Stranding 2 using experience from years of playing PlayStation games. He also covers PS Plus and trophy news, as well as his favorite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and some indie gems — before an evening swim.
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