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PlayStation Store: January Top Downloads Revealed for North America and Europe; ARK: Survival Evolved Tops Both

Today, Sony released the PlayStation Store’s top downloaded games for the month of January in North America and Europe.

Notably, ARK: Survival Evolved, or ARK: Survivor’s Pack on PS4, topped both the North American and European list for the second straight month. Studio Wildcards’ open-world survival action-adventure game was always likely to top December, seeming it was the only big release that month, but January saw many big releases such as Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, making it’s second month feat very impressive. Also notable, is the lack of PS4 exclusive Gravity Rush 2 and Sega’s Yakuza 0 in the top 20.

Here are the full lists for North America:

PS4 Games
1ARK: Survivor’s Pack
2RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard
3Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
4Battlefield 1
5Grand Theft Auto V
6Rocket League
7Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
8The Order: 1886
9Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
10PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION
11Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
12KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE
13Watch Dogs 2
14Titanfall 2
15Stardew Valley
16Madden NFL 17
17Overwatch: Origins Edition
18MONOPOLY PLUS
19Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
20Knack
PS3 Games
1Devil May Cry HD Collection
2Shadow of the Colossus
3Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
4Battlefield 4
5Watch Dogs
6STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
7Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
8Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
9Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
10Resident Evil Revelations
11The Last Of Us
12Grand Theft Auto V
13Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
14Okami HD
15Resident Evil 6
16EA SPORTS FIFA 17
17Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
18Tomb Raider
19Enemy Front
20Need for Speed Most Wanted
PS4 Add-ons
1Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – DLC1 Sabotage
2The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus
3FINAL FANTASY XV Season Pass
4TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE – Year 2 Pass
5Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
6Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Season Pass
7STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass
8Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation
9Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
10Rocket League – Vulcan
PlayStation VR Games
1Job Simulator
2Fruit Ninja VR
3I Expect You To Die
4KYGO ‘CARRY ME’ VR EXPERIENCE
5Batman: Arkham VR
6PlayStation VR Worlds
7Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
8Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
9Lethal VR
10Here They Lie
PS Vita Games
1MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
2Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
3STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
4Borderlands 2
5Child of Light
6Tetris Ultimate
7Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
8Adventures of Mana
9Jak and Daxter Collection
10Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
PS Classics
1Dark Cloud 2
2Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
3Rogue Galaxy
4Psychonauts
5Star Wars Bounty Hunter
6Bully
7Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
8The Warriors
9Twisted Metal: Black
10Castlevania: SotN

And the full lists for Europe:

PS4

  1. ARK: Survival Evolved (1)
  2. Rocket League (5)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (3)
  4. Battlefield 1 (2)
  5. Mortal Kombat X (Re-entry)
  6. FIFA 17 (4)
  7. EA Sports UFC 2 (15)
  8. Battlefield 4 (RE)
  9. Star Wars Battlefront (RE)
  10. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (New)
  11. Minecraft (12)
  12. Need for Speed (RE)
  13. Ratchet & Clank (RE)
  14. Need for Speed Rivals (RE)
  15. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (RE)
  16. Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (RE)
  17. Dying Light (RE)
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (14)
  19. Overwatch (RE)
  20. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (RE)

DLC

  1. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (4)
  2. Star Wars Battlefront – Season Pass (3)
  3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Year 2 Pass (6)
  4. Rocket League – Vulcan (1)
  5. Rocket League – Masamune (10)
  6. Fallout 4 – Nuka-World (7)
  7. Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack (8)
  8. Fallout 4 – Far Harbor (11)
  9. Rocket League – Back to the Future Car Pack (16)
  10. Fallout 4 – Vault-Tec Workshop (13)

PS3

  1. Grand Theft Auto V (2)
  2. FIFA 17 (1)
  3. Battlefield 4 (4)
  4. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (5)
  5. Assassin’s Creed Rogue (RE)
  6. Need for Speed Rivals (7)
  7. WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship (10)
  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse (9)
  9. Goat Simulator (6)
  10. Minecraft (3)

PlayStation VR

  1. Batman: Arkham VR (2)
  2. PlayStation VR Worlds (1)
  3. Job Simulator (4)
  4. Robinson: The Journey (New)
  5. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (5)
  6. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (RE)
  7. The Brookhaven Experiment (New)
  8. Driveclub VR (3)
  9. Sports Bar VR (8)
  10. Pinball FX2 VR (New)

PS Vita

  1. Persona 4 Golden (1)
  2. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (6)
  3. WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship (8)
  4. Darkest Dungeon (New)
  5. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Trilogy (5)
  6. Hotline Miami (7)
  7. Resident Evil Revelations 2 (RE)
  8. Ratchet & Clank 3 (RE)
  9. Minecraft (2)
  10. Gravity Rush (RE)

PS1/PS2 Classics

  1. Crash Bandicoot (1)
  2. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (2)
  3. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (3)
  4. CTR: Crash Team Racing (4)
  5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (5)
  6. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (6)
  7. Canis Canem Edit (10)
  8. Final Fantasy VIII (8)
  9. Final Fantasy IX (9)
  10. Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 (RE)

It’s worth nothing that Europe had a substantial January sale, which heavily alters the lists, and additionally makes them harder to read into. As for North America, you can see a similar effect of sales influencing the charts: with games like The Order 1886 and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition charting were they normally wouldn’t.

Personally, I’m happy to see indie farming simulator, Stardew Valley, coming in at number 15 on the NA charts, showing that even indies can tussle with AAA games in a month that saw a few big releases and numerous discounts on AAA games.

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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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