2018 is finally coming to a close, and many industry-defining games that are PlayStation 4 exclusives, such as God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man, were released this year. It is that time of the year when we look back at the best-selling games of 2018, and PlayStation has revealed all the platform’s games that topped its charts this year. Here is the list of the 10 best-selling PlayStation 4 games on PlayStation Store download charts in 2018
Some of these numbers are quite surprising, as two of the games that received very high reviews from the industry, as well as great reception from fans are not even in the top 5 best-sellers for 2018. God of War, which sits at number 7, received the highest reviews that any PlayStation 4 exclusive ever received in history, and it was even named Game of the Year award at The Game Awards this year. Similarly, Marvel’s Spider Man topped the download charts various times, but did not make the top 5 of this list.
It is no surprise that Red Dead Redemption 2 snatched number one on the chart, as it is a game that went beyond the expectations of fans and critics and was played by many console owners this year. It is surprising though that Fallout 76, which was met with a lot of criticism and controversy, and Battlefield V, which many fans felt was quite disappointing, are sitting at third and fourth place on the chart.
The best-sellers for other PlayStation platforms include Fortnite Battle Royale as the most-downloaded free-to-play game, and Beat Saber as the best-selling PlayStation VR game. Overall, it was definitely a good year for PlayStation and next year also anticipates to be a great year for PS4 owners, with big exclusives such as The Last of Us Part 2 and Death Stranding sitting on the horizon.
Source: PlayStation Blog