October was one of the biggest release months of the year so far, thanks to three massive launches. That being said, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as to what titles are at the top of the PS Store’s download list.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which launched on October 12th, was the most downloaded PlayStation 4 game last month, probably thanks in part to its new battle royale mode, Blackout. Call of Duty always sells extremely well, and it had a two-week head start over Red Dead Redemption 2, so it shouldn’t be that surprising that Black Ops 4 claimed the top spot.
Speaking of, Rockstar’s Western epic came in at number two for top PS Store downloads in October, which isn’t bad considering it launched five days before the end of the month. In total, Red Dead 2 earned $725 million in its first weekend across both platforms and formats, so it’s probably safe to say that coming in second on PS Store’s somewhat arbitrary list isn’t bumming out Rockstar execs too much.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the third most-downloaded game on the PS Store in the month of October. While there was no chance of it going up against the gargantuan titles that ranked above it, it’s nice to see that Kassandra and Alexios are getting the love that (I think) they deserve.
The rest of the list shakes out as such: FIFA 19 remains strong at number 4, Battlefield 1 came in fifth two years after it launched thanks to some steep discounts, Marvel’s Spider-Man claimed the sixth spot, NBA 2K19 hung around at seventh, Soulcalibur VI debuted at number eight, the Castlevania collection Requiem surprised me at number nine, and WWE 2K19 rounded out the top 10.
Meanwhile, Fortnite reclaimed its top spot as the most downloaded free-to-play game, because apparently there are still people out there who haven’t played Fortnite yet.