PlayStation Store's Top Downloads for August Feature Hellblade and Madden NFL 18

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Madden NFL 18, Undertale, SUPERHOT VR, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Rainbow Six Siege, and Sonic Mania all have a strong August according to the PlayStation Store downloads.

Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the PlayStation Store’s top-downloaded games for the month of August (2017) in both North America in Europe.

As you may remember, last month the North American PS4 chart was topped by everyone’s favorite PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot, with PS4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. However, this month the Bandicoot has slipped all the way to No. 11. In its place is EA’s Madden NFL 18, which debuted this month (August 25th) as it always does.

Right behind at No.2 is Ninja Theory’s newly release Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (August 8th), followed by another August debut in Sonic Mania (August 15th). Rounding out the top five is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege at No.4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy from Naughty Dog, which released towards the end of the month (August 22nd).

Other debuts for the month on the PS4 chart include Undertale at No. 8 (August 15th), LawBreakers at No.14 (August 7th), Absolver at No.15 (August 29th), and Life is Strange: Before the Storm at No.17 (August 31st). Notable releases for the month that didn’t mange to chart include: Agents of Mayhem (August 15th), Observer (August 15th), Windjammers (August 29th), Everybody’s Golf (August 29th), F1 2017 (August 25th), Cities: Skylines (August 15th), The Escapists 2 (August 22nd), Matterfall (August 15th), and Nidhogg 2 (August 15th). 

Elsewhere on the North American charts: SUPERHOT VR held onto the crown on the PS VR charts, while Dino Frontier debuted at No.8 and Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul debuted at No.2  As for the PS Vita chart, it welcomed Undertale to No.1, while the PS classics chart saw Destroy All Humans! 2 downloaded the most.

Over in Europe, the PS4 charts look a bit different: because American football simply just doesn’t sell in England where soccer dominates the sports realm. Madden NFL 18 failed to even chart in the Top 20 in the EU, which opened the door for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to grab the No.1, which it did.

Behind Hellblade was Uncharted: The Lost Legacy at No.2, followed by Rainbow Six Siege, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (which was No.1 last month), and Horizon: Zero Dawn in that order for the remainder of the top five.

New debuts for the European PS4 chart also included: Sonic Mania at No.8 and Cities: Skylines at No.14.

Elsewhere on the European charts, SUPERHOT VR retained its No.1 spot of the PS VR chart for a double back-to-back, while GTA: Liberty City Stories and Crash Bandicoot topped the PS Vita chart and PS Classics chart respectively.

Below, you can view the charts for North America:

PS4 Games
1Madden NFL 18
2Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
3Sonic Mania
5UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy
6Grand Theft Auto V
7Friday the 13th: The Game
9Minecraft: PlayStation4 Edition
11Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
12Rocket League
13Need for Speed
16For Honor
17Life is Strange: Before the Storm
18The Evil Within
19Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
PS3 Games
1Grand Theft Auto V
2Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
3EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Standard Edition
4Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
5The Last Of Us
7The Evil Within
8Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
9Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
10Fight Night Champion
11Need for Speed Most Wanted
12Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL
13Gran Turismo 6
14Grand Theft Auto IV
15LittleBigPlanet 3
16MLB The Show 16
17Devil May Cry HD Collection
18Enemy Front
19Sonic Adventure
20Jak and Daxter Collection
PS4 Add-ons
1Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles
2Just Cause 3: Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass
3Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
4Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer
5Dead by Daylight: The HALLOWEEN Chapter
6Batman: The Enemy Within – Season Pass
7Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
8Just Cause 3: Reaper Missile Mech
9Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
10STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass
PS VR Games
2Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
3Arizona Sunshine
4Job Simulator
5Apollo 11 VR
7PlayStation VR Worlds
8Dino Frontier
9NBA 2KVR Experience
10Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
PS Vita Games
2God of War: Collection PS Vita
3Jak and Daxter Collection
4Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
5Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
6Rockstar Games PS Vita Collection
7Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
8Ys Origin
9Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
PS Classics
1Destroy All Humans! 2
2Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
5Destroy All Humans!
7Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
8The Warriors
9Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
10Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
And here are the European Charts:


  1. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (New)
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (New)
  3. Rainbow Six Siege (Re-entry)
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (1)
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn (RE)
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order (RE)
  7. EA Sports UFC 2 (18)
  8. Sonic Mania (New)
  9. Rocket League (3)
  10. Minecraft (5)
  11. FIFA 17 (7)
  12. Mortal Kombat XL (9)
  13. The Last of Us Remastered (RE)
  14. Cities: Skylines (New)
  15. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (8)
  16. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (RE)
  17. Star Wars Battlefront (12)
  18. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (RE)
  19. Friday the 13th: The Game (6)
  20. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (RE)


  1. Superhot VR (1)
  2. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul (New)
  3. Batman: Arkham VR (3)
  4. Job Simulator (4)
  5. PlayStation VR Worlds (6)
  6. Sports Bar VR (7)
  7. Driveclub VR (8)
  8. Robinson: The Journey (9)
  9. Arizona Sunshine (5)
  10. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (10)

PS Vita

  1. GTA: Liberty City Stories (5)
  2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus (RE)
  3. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (RE)
  4. Borderlands 2 (RE)
  5. Persona 4 Golden (7)
  6. God of War Collection (RE)
  7. Minecraft (6)
  8. Grand Theft Auto (RE)
  9. Worms Revolution Extreme (RE)
  10. The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (RE)


  1. FIFA 17 (1)
  2. Minecraft (4)
  3. WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship (RE)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (RE)
  5. Red Dead Redemption (8)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (RE)
  7. The Last of Us (10)
  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse (6)
  9. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (RE)
  10. Just Cause 2 (RE)


  1. Battlefield 1 – Premium Pass (7)
  2. Call of Duty Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles (2)
  3. Just Cause 3 – Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass (RE)
  4. Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack (5)
  5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Year 2 Pass (New)
  6. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (3)
  7. Diablo III – Rise of the Necromancer (1)
  8. Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger (4)
  9. Just Cause 3 – Reaper Missile Mech (New)
  10. Just Cause 3 – Kousavá Rifle (RE)

PS one & 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. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (RE)
  6. Tomb Raider (RE)
  7. Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (RE)
  8. Tomb Raider III (RE)
  9. Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 (RE)
  10. Metal Gear Solid (5)

For reference: here are last month’s results.

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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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