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The Best Selling PS4 Games of All Time

To be classed as one of the best-selling PS4 games of all time, it should definitely tick a lot of boxes.

However, as you’ll see below, it’s no surprise to see some of the games occupying the tops spots; but you might be surprised to see other titles like Destiny and Spider-Man taking their place amongst the best-selling.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s a list of the 20 best selling PS4 games of all time…

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The 20 Best Selling PS4 Games of All Time

The list of PS4 games and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as VGChartz & Statista.

These are the 20 best selling PS4 games of all time:

 

20. Destiny

Best Selling PS4 Games - Destiny

Global Sales: 5.76 Million

Coming in at number twenty, and kicking off our list of the best selling PS4 games of all time, is Destiny.

The game is a multiplayer online-only first-person shooter video game, that’s developed by Bungie and was originally published by Activision. However, after Bungie separated from Activision in 2019, Destiny is now self-published under Bungie.

It was released on September 9, 2014, on the PlayStation 4, and to date, has sold approximately 5.76 million copies worldwide.

The game is set in mythical science fiction based world, where players can choose to play either, player versus environment or player versus player type games. If you’re looking for a more traditional style of play, Death Matches are also available.

In its first five days of release, Destiny grossed over $325 million and was chosen as Game Radar’s 2014 Game of the Year!

19. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Best Selling PS4 Games - Horizon Zero Dawn

Global Sales: 5.82 Million

Developed by Guerilla Games, Horizon: Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game that was released for the PlayStation 4 in 2017 and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

It follows a character called “Aloy”, a hunter that’s on a mission to uncover her past. However, in doing so she has to deal with a world overrun by machines that will kill her the first chance they get.

Players use a number of different weapons throughout the game and are able to learn new skills and abilities.

Horizon: Zero Dawn received a positive reception from critics upon release and won numerous awards.

It became one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games ever!

18. God of War

Best Selling PS4 Games - God of War

Global Sales: 6.15 Million

The 2018 version of God of War was awarded several “Game of the Year” awards by a number of different media outlets and award shows, which certainly helped boost sales.

It’s an action-adventure game that was released on the PS4 on April 20, 2018, and was developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

It’s the eighth instalment in the franchise, and, this time around, it’s based on Norse mythology, with a large proportion of the game being set in the realm of Midgard in ancient Norway.

God of War received universal acclaim for its world design, music, narrative and characters, and became one of the highest-rated PlayStation 4 games ever.

Within a month of release, God of War sold over five million copies, eventually selling over 10 million by May 2019.

17. FIFA 15

Best Selling PS4 Games - Fifa 15

Global Sales: 6.32 Million

Fifa 15 is an association football simulation game for the PlayStation 4, that was developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts (EA).

The game was released worldwide in September 2014 and was the first game in the Fifa series to be fully licensed by the Premier League.

It’s pretty much what it says on the tin, a multi-player football simulation game that allows players to choose and customise their own teams whilst working their way through the league, or playing against other teams online.

Upon release, Fifa 15 received positive reviews from critics and continues on with Martin Tyler and Alan Smith as the main commentators throughout the game.

16. Minecraft

Best Selling PS4 Games - Minecraft

Global Sales: 6.33 Million

Minecraft is a sandbox video game that’s the single best-selling video game of all time.

The game was created by Markus Persson and published by Mojang. The PS4 version was released in December 2014.

It’s a pretty simple game compared to others on the list, as players explore a pixilated 3D world in search of raw materials and craft tools, building structures or earthworks along the way. Depending on the game mode selected, players can fight against computer-generated opponents or other players online.

Minecraft has won countless awards, was critically acclaimed upon release and has been described as being the greatest video game of all time.

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15. The Last of Us

Best Selling PS4 Games - The Last of US

Global Sales: 6.77 Million

The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror game that’s played from a third-person perspective.

It was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

As a player, you’ll control Joel; a smuggler that’s landed himself the job of escorting Ellie, a teenage girl, across the United States in the aftermath of an apocalypse. Players need to defend themselves from cannibalistic creatures and hostile humans, using an array of weapons and stealth abilities.

Upon release, The Last of Us received critical acclaim and earned its place among the best-selling video games of all time, with gross sales of 1.3 million in its first week and up to seventeen million by the end of April 2018.

14. Battlefield 1 

Best Selling PS4 Games - Battlefield 1

Global Sales: 7.26 Million

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter and the fifteenth instalment in the Battlefield series.

The game was developed by EA Dice and published by Electronic Arts (EA) and was released on the PlayStation 4 on October 21, 2016.

The game is set in the period of World War 1 and is largely inspired by historic events. Players can use World Was 1 weapons and vehicles to combat other players and it just comes down to the last man standing.

Battlefield 1 received positive reviews from critics and was viewed as a major improvement over the last two games in the series.

13. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Best Selling PS4 Games - Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Global Sales: 7.53 Million

Coming in at number thirteen on our list of the best-selling PS4 games, is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

It’s a first-person shooter video game that’s the eleventh major instalment in the Call of Duty series. It was developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision.

The games single-player mode features only one player character, Jack Mitchel; and after each mission, Jack is given a certain amount of upgrade points that can be used to upgrade his Exo suit or weapons. Players can also enjoy online multiplayer with over 350 weapons to choose from.

Advanced Warfare received a positive reception when it was released in 2014 and won several industry awards.

12. Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

Best Selling PS4 Games - Star Wars Battlefront

Global Sales: 8.03 Million

The next best selling PS4 game is Star Wars Battlefront (2015).

It’s an action shooter video game that’s based on the Star Wars film franchise, and, is the third major release in the Star Wars Battlefront sub-series.

The game can be played in first or third-person, and players are able to switch between views whenever they want.

As a player, you’ll travel to a lot of the planets that were featured in the original Star Wars trilogy and embark on many a mission.

The game was released to the world in 2015 and received mixed reviews from critics, and won a “Sound Effect” award at the 2015 Game Awards.

11. FIFA 16

Best Selling PS4 Games - Fifa 16

Global Sales: 8.22 Million

Following on from the previous version, number seventeen on our list, FIFA 16 is the next instalment in the FIFA series.

This time around, EA introduced female players and it was the first FIFA title in history to allow the cover to be chosen by popular vote. Other than that, you can expect everything from the previous version, plus new stadiums and training mode.

FIFA 16 received mainly positive reviews from critics and was nominated for a “Best Sport’s/Racing Game at The Game Awards 2015.

10. Fallout 4

Best Selling PS4 Games - Fallout 4

Global Sales: 8.48 Million

Fallout 4 is the next best-selling PS4 game in the world.

With over 8.48 million sales worldwide, it’s no surprise that’s its managed to find its way on the list.

Fallout is an action role-playing game, developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published Bethesda Softworks.

Released in 2015 for the PlayStation 4; it’s the fifth instalment in the Fallout series and is set within an open world post-apocalyptic environment, or otherwise called, “The Commonwealth”. Players control the “Sole Survivor”, as he embarks on a quest to retrieve his missing child but must do so in ” The Commonwealth”.

The game became a commercial success and grossed $750 million within the first day of its launch!

9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Best Selling PS4 Games - Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Global Sales: 8.48 Million

The ninth best-selling PS4 game of all time is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Similar to the previous Call of Duty we mentioned earlier; Infinite Warfare is a first-person shooter video game that was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.

However, this time it’s not set in World War II, instead, the game is centred around a battle for the solar system.

Infinite Warfare sold 1.8 million copies in its first week of release in the United States and became the best selling game of the week in Japan.

8. Spider-Man

Best Selling Ps4 Games - Spider-Man

Global Sales: 8.76 Million

Spider-Man is the next best-selling PS4 game, with over 8.76 million global sales from within two years after release in 2018.

It’s an action-adventure game that was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It’s based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man, and inspired by comic book history.

In the game, players control Spider-Man in a third-person perspective and use his abilities to try and stop a deadly virus being released in New York City, by, super-human crime lord, Mister Negative.

Spider-Man was called one of the best superhero games ever made by several critics and it won various year-end accolades.

7. Uncharted 4

Best Selling PS4 Games - Uncharted 4

Global Sales: 10.33 Million

Uncharted is an action-adventure game series for the PlayStation 4 that follows treasure hunter, Nathan Drake; as he embarks on his travels around the world to uncover all different kinds of historical mysteries.

The game was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The whole series has been a commercial success and universally acclaimed, and is now considered one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

6. FIFA 17

Best Selling PS4 Games - Fifa 17

Global Sales: 10.94 Million

Pipping the last two versions to the post and claiming the title of the sixth best-selling PS4 game in the world, is FIFA 17.

Like the previous two FIFA games, 17 is a sports simulation video game for the PlayStation 4 that was developed and published by Electronic Arts.

It’s the first FIFA game in the series to start using the Frostbite game engine and features, new attack techniques, physical player overhauls, active intelligence systems and set-piece rewrites. Woman’s teams that were introduced in the previous version have also made a return.

The game received positive reviews upon release and was the fastest-selling edition of the franchise.

5. FIFA 18

Best Selling PS4 Games - Fifa 18

Global Sales: 11.80 Million

Just like the previous best-selling PS4 game, FIFA 18 is a football simulation game that’s the 25th instalment in the FIFA series, developed and released by Electronic Arts (EA).

It was released on the PlayStation 4 on 29 September 2017 and is the second game in the series to use the Frostbite 3 game engine.

Like any new edition, FIFA 18 includes new stadiums, all 20 Premier League stadiums and EA Sports have introduced “Quick Subs”; which allows players to make a substitution when the ball goes out of play.

FIFA 18 on the PS4 received mainly positive reviews upon release and won the award for “Best Sports Game” at the 2017 Game Critics Awards.

4. Call of Duty: WWII

Best Selling PS4 Games - Call of Duty WWII

Global Sales: 13.40 Million

Call of Duty: WWII is the third Call of Duty video game on the list so far and the fourth best-selling PS4 game of all time.

The first-person-shooter, developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision; was released worldwide for the PlayStation 4 on November 3, 2017.

It’s the first title in the series to be set in World War II, since 2008’s, Call of Duty: World at War. The game is set in Europe and is focused around a squad in the 1st Infantry Division, and their battles on the Western Front. It uses historical events from Operation Overlord to make it as authentic and real as possible.

The game proved to be a huge commercial success, generating $500 million in its first three days of release!

3. Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Selling PS4 Games - Red Dead Redemption 2

Global Sales: 13.94 Million

Developed and published by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the third and most highly anticipated entry in the Red Dead series.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action-adventure game set in 1899 in the fictional Midwest and Southern United States.

The game follows Van der Linde gang member and outlaw, Arthur Morgan; whilst he deals with the decline of the Wild West and tries to stay alive from the threat of government officials and rival gang members. It’s played in both first and third-person and players are able to roam freely around the open world.

Red Dead Redemption 2 generated over $725 million in its opening weekend, becoming the biggest launch in the history of entertainment!

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Best Selling PS4 Games - Call of Duty Black Ops III

Global Sales: 15.09 Million

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is the second best-selling PlayStation 4 game of all time.

It’s the fourth Call of Duty title on our list and the one that’s sold the most copies worldwide.

This first-person shooter was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.

It takes place in 2065, in a world that’s facing difficult circumstances due to climate change and new technologies.

Like its predecessors, Black Ops 3 follows a group of Black Ops soldiers, of which the player’s soldiers are cybernetic-ally enhanced; which allows players to use new special activities, as they try to complete their missions. A Zombies mode and a “Nightmares” mode are also included, just to jazz it up a bit!

Like most in the series, Black Ops 3 was a commercial success and became one of the top-selling retail games in the United States in 2015!

1. Grand Theft Auto V

Best Selling PS4 Games - Grand Theft Auto V

Global Sales: 19.39 Million

The best-selling PS4 game of all time is Grand Theft Auto V.

Perhaps considered one of the most enjoyable and free-roaming games to have ever been released, it’s no surprise that GTA V became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, earning over $1 billion in its first three days.

The 2013 action-adventure game, developed and published by Rockstar, is set in San Andreas, a fictional state that’s based on Southern California. Players control criminals and perform heists, all whilst having free roam of San Andreas. However, they’re under pressure from the government and gangsters, so life could be over in a heartbeat if they’re too cocky.

Grand Theft Auto V won numerous “Game of the Year” awards and is the third best-selling video game of all time, as well as the best-selling PlayStation 4 game of all time!

 

Summary

We hope you enjoyed our list of the 20 best selling PlayStation 4 games of all time.

Well, what did you think?!

We suggest going through the list, choosing your favorites and blocking out some time to play, as these are not just the best-selling PS4 games of all time, but also some of the most enjoyable and must-play games on the planet.

If you liked this list, don’t forget to read our list of the most popular games of all time.

We also have several other PlayStation based lists that you might enjoy:

Here’s a quick recap of the 20 best selling PS4 games of all time:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. FIFA 18
  6. FIFA 17
  7. Uncharted
  8. Spider-Man
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. Fallout 4
  11. FIFA 16
  12. Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
  13. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  14. Battlefield 1
  15. The Last of Us
  16. Minecraft
  17. FIFA 15
  18. God of War
  19. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  20. Destiny

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Matt McIntyre is a digital marketing consultant and certified marketing strategist. When he's not talking about business or marketing, you'll find him on a beach or in the gym.

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