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Sony - Most played PS5 Games since launch by hours played [Only PS5 Skus counted]

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So how much do exclusives matter outside of these enthusiast forums?
Only to the individual but honestly how much does cumulative number of hours played matter to anyone?

The ranking is based on cumulative hours played across the playerbase, not on total number of players or sales.

This means that a game could have a low attach rate and not be significant to most but those who play it play it a lot more often. What would that mean to anyone? Manufacturer, publisher or those buying the console. I'll let you be the judge of that.
 

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That's your worldwide fanbase actually. Fortnite is currently number two on Xbox.

People here mock Fortnite all the time but can't grasp that the game has 300M global players and it's completely platform agnostic. Meaning its completely cross platform cross progression and those 300M players can pick up their progress and all their skins on any device they sign into.
 

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but honestly how much does cumulative number of hours played matter to anyone?
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i've played 2 of those on my PS5.
Demons souls only because my PS5 came bundled with it. Valhalla only because i gameshare and thought my friend might want to try it (instead of me buying on Xbox where all my other AC games are).

My PS5 also came with Miles Morales. But i never opened because i haven't beaten the first game.

Fortnite & Destiny 2 i only play on Xbox because if ur going to play a shooter on console. It should be a controller with back paddles.

played MLB the Show on GamePass
 
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Only to the individual but honestly how much does cumulative number of hours played matter to anyone?

The ranking is based on cumulative hours played across the playerbase, not on total number of players or sales.

This means that a game could have a low attach rate and not be significant to most but those who play it play it a lot more often. What would that mean to anyone? Manufacturer, publisher or those buying the console. I'll let you be the judge of that.

pretty much. It is akin to 5 out of 7 dentist prefer crest over Colgate.

not to mention I'd be surprised if a free to play popular game didn't get tons of hours of play.
 

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The stats clearly show it, just like the stats say that PC owners don't own powerful GPU when they all claim they do, and goes the same for Xbox with their games. Now for Nintendo that is a very different story

I don't get it, there are three first party titles in that listing? Miles, Demons souls, MLB the show?

So whats your point? The fact that 3 of the most played games are First party actually goes to show you Sony's games are played?
 
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I wish i could contribute to the Demons Souls numbers. It's my favorite game of all time :(
Surprising spiderman dlc did so well... well mainstream so probably why i don't understand.
Although i can see those free2play games getting high numbers, people are broke from buying the console or paying a scalper.

Maybe in 2024 when we can go into stores or online and buy them without having to deal with bots , scalpers, assholes and companies that don't secure your shopping cart.
I gave up after 9 months of "the item in your shopping cart is no longer there to checkout" so basically people stealing from the cart.
Imagine being in a brick and morter store and some asshole steals your product as you were about to be rung up and pay... Same concept yet Sony, MS, amazon, walmart, etc...don't give a damn.
Why should i care. I am done, but will continue to complain about it.


Shit company for not making enough. Also how is the mainstream able to afford this console making it tough for us to buy?
I remember when ps3 was too expensive at this pricepoint but now people don't complain at all. What changed?

Difference was I was able to buy a ps3 when MGS4 and GTA4 came out two top tier games. Now can't even get this console if i wanted to.
Or a switch oled to replace my existing, or an xbox (if i didn't already have a pc with 3060ti)
Also the damn ps4 is still priced at $399 and more due to supposed "Shortages" ....f sony. I have 100s of games I can't play as i can't replace my ps4.
 
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I've only played demon souls and elden ring on my PlayStation 5.

All these players could have just kept their ps4/ps4pro consoles and let the next generation crew buy a ps5.
And not benefit from 60 frames and wider fields of view? That was reason enough to upgrade.
 
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No. Miles Morales is a stand alone game. Its surprising because this list is the most played games by hours and Miles Morales is a short single player game.
That was also only like $40 right? Much cheaper than $70. When that goes on sale (which it has been already) it’s a no brainer buy
 
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Another stat showing exclusive PS5 games are too expensive. Spidey MM is actually sold 60$ and Demon's Souls should have been top 5.
 
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well no surprise the multiplayer staples are the most played.

how the hell did miles morales get in there? its really short. must have sold a shit load of copies.
 
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People are forgetting that these games bring a social element to it. People I know play obscene amounts of these games with friends, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t play exclusives either.
 

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PC is exactly the same, people with top of the line rigs are still playing Counter Strike, MOBAs, and MMOs. Multiplayer = more hours played.
 
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Of my PS5 only games I can see that I’ve spent the most time in

First place is Returnal: 117h

Second place is Demon’s Souls: 86h

I’ve got the platinum in Demon’s Souls but not in Returnal, so I expect even more hours to go toward it.

For a reference, my most played games on PS4 are:

Dark Souls 3: 347h, got the platinum.

The Crew 2: 327h, actual wtf. Had no idea I spent so much time in that game. 73% trophy progression.

Dark Souls 2: 312h, 91% trophy progression, missing 2 spells for platinum(which requires two more playthroughs of the whole game, therefore I tapped out)

Jurassic World Evolution: 197h, got the platinum.

Bloodborne: 197h, got the platinum.

Dark Souls Remastered: 190h, got the platinum.
 
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People here mock Fortnite all the time but can't grasp that the game has 300M global players and it's completely platform agnostic. Meaning its completely cross platform cross progression and those 300M players can pick up their progress and all their skins on any device they sign into.
I give Epic a lot of cred for pushing this. Being able to easily switch platforms benefits all gamers. Microsoft also doing good work there.
 
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List makes sense. Sports games are highest on Playstation. Just because a new console has arrived doesn't mean people will stop playing it. Same with games like Fornite and COD. Demon's Souls is a launch game and requires a decent amount of hours so it makes sense that it's on the list. And Miles Morales is on the list based more on the strength of it's sales more than hours required from the user.
 
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There're only three games on that list that I would even play.
People really like sports it seems.

Seriously, for hours played what else did you expect...?
Stuff that's actually fun.
 
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Then everyone wonders why all these companies keep pandering to casuals. Fuckin Fortnite, cod, and sports over everything lol. Fucked up times we living in.
 

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Then everyone wonders why all these companies keep pandering to casuals. Fuckin Fortnite, cod, and sports over everything lol. Fucked up times we living in.
Which makes me thankful for From Software and other Souls like game design.
 
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Which makes me thankful for From Software and other Souls like game design.

Yup. They could always take the easy way out and try to do the same but don't.

Lots of games are being ruined with this type of garbage. While devs who put their all into their games don't see the same type of numbers.
 
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I don't know much about all these games, but I'm curious how many of them already run a 60 fps, 1080p on PS4. Because, save for 4k and I imagine loading times, there are no additional benefits I can think of for playing on PS5.

Therefore, I'm with skneogaf. Them Fornite players are hogging machines from those of us who want to play that new Ratchet and Clank! :(
 

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Dont know what you guys were expecting, honestly

I love singleplayer games. But Fortnite is probably my most played game on my PS5.

Of course multiplayer games are the most played, duh. Especially F2P.
 
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Destiny 2 people still play this game?

Rarely heard about it on Gaf

Hype seems to be dead here

Well, my sister still plays it. I told her that I have a massive catalog and she could play any as she's borrowing it from me this month, but nope. Also I know a lot of people want PS5 just to play FIFA.
 
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I dont know what is going here.

But I dig in that Gaffers are facing outside forum results.

I played fifa 22 alot for my case.
 

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Well Gaf are certain that all ps games are blockbusters and dominates the charts.
F2p games dominates the chart. People tend to look down on it.

I played never winter alot. Played eso alot. And alot of mmo games on pc.

The problem with SP games is there is no social event. You are only playing with yourself. So the game has to get your attention to play it alot.

Also these f2p makes triple what games sold at 60$ make.
 
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When people complain that all sony makes it 3rd person action/adventure narrative games this is why I have to laugh. They survive in a sea of casinos disguised as multiplayer shooters and sports games
 
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Also , this shows exactly why Sony execs are whining over dev costs.

Why spend 200Mil on a game to get curbstomped by a cell shaded F2P shooter lol.
But Fortnite is a special case, it’s not like most free to play games are having the same successes as Fortnite. More games have tried to go the Fortnite route and failed compared to traditional style games.
 
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But Fortnite is a special case, it’s not like most free to play games are having the same successes as Fortnite. More games have tried to go the Fortnite route and failed compared to traditional style games.


Right. For every genshin impact or apex there are like 15 arcadaggeons, hunting grounds, hunters arena etc.

Also, sony is trying to sell hardware so you can buy all that mtx from those multiplayer games, which requires first party games as bait
 
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I would love to see what the top played games on Xbox series s|x are, I can imagine game pass might shake up the top 10 a little.

I still expect FIFA 21 and fortnite to be there off course too.
 
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