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Most played PS5 games revealed for console's first anniversary

Assassins Creed Valhalla
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The most played games on PS5 have been revealed, and Fortnite has taken the crown.

Earlier today on November 12, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan celebrated the one-year anniversary of the PS5 with a new PlayStation Blog post. In the post, Ryan revealed the top 10 games played on the PS5 in terms of hours played, and Fortnite has emerged as the victor, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in position two, and FIFA 21 following behind as the third-most-played game.

Another sports game follows in the fourth position of most-played games on the PS5 with NBA 2K21, but then Assassin's Creed Valhalla enters at the fifth position on the list, as the most-played single-player game on the PS5. Next up is Destiny 2, followed by MLB The Show 21, which actually debuted on Xbox systems for the very first time in the franchise's history. 

At number eight on the list is Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which was a launch title on the PS5, but also arrived on the PS4 on the same date. Bluepoint's impressive Demon's Souls remake comes in at number nine, while NBA 2K22 rounds out the list at the tenth position. 

Most Played PS5 games

  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Destiny 2
  • MLB The Show 21
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Demon’s Souls
  • NBA 2K22

It's a neat look into preferences of PS5 players over the last year, and while there's no major surprises in the games that make up the list, it's still interesting to get a sense of what PlayStation players are digging into. 

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.