Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was the best-selling game on PS4 in 2018.
With 2019 upon us, PlayStation has posted the sales data for the best-selling PS4 games in 2018. From the chart, we can see that the most-downloaded game on its digital storefront last year happened to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which could be a surprise to many who expected other AAA games like Marvel’s Spider-Man or God of War.
But then again, with the massive amount of content Treyarch has been publishing to BO4, the game remained relevant in the news and biz, which enticed more sales post-launch. The first DLC was also released and positively received by critics.
Second place was Red Dead Redemption 2, which was quite a shocker. With the release of Red Dead Online, it surely helped ring in additional sales for the game after launch.
Marvel’s Spider-Man did top the UK charts for a period in time, but here in the US, it ended up taking third place.
As for PSVR storefront, Job Simulator took the first place spot. But then again, this game is nearly always on “sale” which may have helped boost its overall sales. This isn’t based on dollar amount. It’s all generic and purely based on volume purchases. Beat Saber followed up in second place with Superhot VR in third.
Fortnite ended up being the most downloaded F2P game, to no surprise with it being the most popular game in the world.
Even though these charts are only based on the digital front, we can assume they’re somewhat representative of physical purchases given that buying digitally is pretty much the same as buying in-store, just more convenient. But what do I know? I’m not a statistician.
Here’s the full chart of the top 10 best-selling games on the PS4 in 2018 (via PS Blog):
|1||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4|
|2||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|4||God of War|
|5||Grand Theft Auto V|
|8||Monster Hunter: World|
|9||Far Cry 5|
|10||Madden NFL 19|
|PS VR Games|
|4||PlayStation VR Worlds|
|5||Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality|
|8||Until Dawn: Rush of Blood|
|10||Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality|
|1||Fortnite Battle Royale|
|2||H1Z1: Battle Royale|
|7||Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Lite|
|9||DC Universe Online Free-to-Play|
|10||America’s Army: Proving Grounds|