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Demon’s Souls Was Japan’s Most Downloaded PS5 Game In 2020

Demon's Souls, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Apex Legends the most downloaded PlayStation games in Japan in 2020

The Japanese PlayStation Blog has published the top 10 digital download rankings on the PlayStation Store in 2020. Demon’s Souls and Final Fantasy VII Remake were Japan’s most downloaded games on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, respectively.

The Japanese rankings provide an interesting contrast to the North American and European charts listed on the English postDemon’s Souls only placed 5th in the Western PS5 charts, which were instead topped by Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The top two PS4 games in Japan—Final Fantasy VII Remake and Ghost of Tsushima—could only make it into 9th and 5th places on the American ranking, and neither of them appeared on the European list.

Japan did agree with the rest of the world on a couple of things, with Beat Saber being the most downloaded PlayStation VR game and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales the second most downloaded PlayStation 5 game across all regions.

Here are the full top 10 lists of the most downloaded PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and free-to-play games in 2020 in Japan:

PlayStation 5 Games

  1. Demon’s Souls
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  4. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy
  5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  6. Dead by Daylight
  7. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  8. Godfall
  9. No Man’s Sky
  10. FIFA 21

PlayStation 4 Games

  1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Dead by Daylight
  4. Minecraft
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 Season Update
  6. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  7. Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON
  8. Minecraft Dungeons
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  10. Powerful Pro Baseball 2020

PlayStation VR Games

  1. Beat Saber
  2. PlayStation VR Worlds
  3. Blood & Truth
  4. Space Channel 5 VR
  5. Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  6. V! What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? R
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  8. Hatsune Miku VR
  9. Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
  10. Farpoint

Free-to-Play Games

  1. Apex Legends
  2. Call of Duty: Warzone
  3. Genshin Impact
  4. Fortnite
  5. Hyper Scape
  6. Knives Out
  7. Spellbreak
  8. Rocket League
  9. Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 Lite
  10. Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2

The Japanese blog also included the top 10 add-on items in Japan and North America that were not listed on the English version. While Fortnite mostly dominated the American PS4 add-on rankings, the Japanese list saw more variety with DLC from Monster Hunter: WorldYakuza: Like a Dragon, and Kingdom Hearts III. The Japanese PS5 add-on ranking, however, was curiously dominated by Dead by Daylight.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.