Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.
This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling PlayStation 4 games (2014 update). Last week we looked at the top 10 selling Xbox One games (2014 update), and the week before that the top 10 selling Wii U (2014 update).
Looking at the top 10 selling PlayStation 4 games (2014 update through July 19), eight games were released in 2013 and two in 2014. The eight games released in 2013 were all launch titles.
The top 10 selling PlayStation 4 games have sold 16.52 million units. The top three selling games sold more than two million units. The top eight titles sold more than one million units and the entire top 10 sold more than 500,000 units.
When you break it down by publisher there are three first party titles and seven third party titles. Of the third party titles three of them are published by Electronic Arts, two by Ubisoft, one by Activision, and one by Take-Two.
The three Sony titles sold a combined 4.37 million units or 26.45 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Electronic Arts titles sold 5.07 million units or 30.69 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Ubisoft titles sold 4.06 million units or 24.58 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
When you break you look at the top 10 selling PlayStation 4 games as a graph, it shows how the top three games have all sold pretty evenly. Also three of the top five games are FPS’s. However, those are the only FPS’s in the top 10.
Side note: There have been 4.33 million PlayStation 4’s sold in 2014 through July 19. The PlayStation4 has sold 8.74 million units lifetime. There have also been 14.21 million games sold in 2014. There have been 23.60 million games sold lifetime.
Broken down by publisher Electronic Arts has sold the most games for the Xbox One with 6.40 million games sold. Ubisoft has sold 4.56 million games, Sony 4.17 million games, and Activision 2.81 million games.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.