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PlayStation Store charts, April: Trials Fusion, Minecraft share the honours

Find out what the big sellers were on PlayStation Store over the last month

Time once again to look back at the movers and shakers on PlayStation Store for the month past – and it was a busy few weeks, with plenty of new entries to track. Trials Fusion took top honours on PS4, but there were also big debuts for the irrepressible Octodad, Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn and Child of Light. Over on PS3, Minecraft continued to dominate, while on PS Vita we welcomed Dead Nation to the top 10.

See below for the rundowns in full:

PS4

  1. Trials Fusion (New)
  2. inFAMOUS Second Son (1)
  3. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2)
  4. Octodad: Dadliest Catch (New)
  5. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (New)
  6. Child of Light (New)
  7. Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut (New)
  8. Outlast (12)
  9. Battlefield 4 (5)
  10. FIFA 14 (11)
  11. Daylight (New)
  12. Need for Speed Rivals (17)
  13. FEZ (8)
  14. Call of Duty: Ghosts (3)
  15. SteamWorld Dig (9)
  16. Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (New)
  17. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry (13)
  18. Pure Chess (New)
  19. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (10)
  20. Resogun (20)

PS Vita

  1. The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (19)
  2. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Re-entry)
  3. Killzone Mercenary (RE)
  4. OlliOlli (RE)
  5. Terraria (14)
  6. Dead Nation (New)
  7. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (1)
  8. TxK (17)
  9. Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (RE)
  10. Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable (RE)
  11. Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (RE)
  12. FEZ (3)
  13. Rainbow Moon (RE)
  14. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (RE)
  15. The Walking Dead: Season Two (New)
  16. Spelunky (RE)
  17. Football Manager Classic 2014 (New)
  18. Retro City Rampage (RE)
  19. Silent Hill Book of Memories (RE)
  20. CastleStorm (New)

PS3

  1. Minecraft (1)
  2. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (RE)
  3. Battlefield 4 (12)
  4. The Wolf Among Us (RE)
  5. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (RE)
  6. Sniper Elite V2 (RE)
  7. Tales of Xillia (RE)
  8. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (3)
  9. Demon’s Souls (RE)
  10. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (2)
  11. Mass Effect Trilogy (RE)
  12. Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 (RE)
  13. Aliens: Colonial Marines (RE)
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels (New)
  15. Alice: Madness Returns (RE)
  16. NHL 14 (New)
  17. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (RE)
  18. Gran Turismo 6 (RE)
  19. DRIVER San Francisco (RE)
  20. Farming Simulator (RE)

PS one and PS2 Classics:

  1. Crash Bandicoot (3)
  2. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (7)
  3. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (8)
  4. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (4)
  5. CTR: Crash Team Racing (RE)
  6. Final Fantasy VII (RE)
  7. Metal Gear Solid (RE)
  8. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (RE)
  9. Final Fantasy IX (RE)
  10. Final Fantasy VIII (RE)

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Golwar 8 May, 2014 @ 6:12 pm   1

Hm, I expected the FM14 to do better. Yes, I know that it had not the complete April, but still …

Great news that Ni No Kuni manages to sell well with each sale!

     
    Archacus 8 May, 2014 @ 6:30 pm    

    No wonder… it had best sale ofert so far.

     
    Golwar 8 May, 2014 @ 6:50 pm    

    True, but it wasn’t the first time that we’ve seen a great price for Ni No Kuni. Thus it is impressive that it still manages to sell so well.

    Just a hint for OTHER publishers that you can make money with greater discounts. Repeatedly. Not only on Steam. Or only in America. ;)

     
    Archacus 8 May, 2014 @ 6:55 pm    

    Yup true Ni no Kuni and Namco Bandai is good example for others…. but I still do want to see Tales of Symphonia in price as low as was in USA.

 
kivi95 8 May, 2014 @ 6:14 pm   2

Which was the overall top seller? Trials Fusion or Minecraft?

 
Ziomano 8 May, 2014 @ 6:15 pm   3

Child of Light is truly a gem :)

 

And all that with EU PSN prices being 50% higher, and no Flash sale? Impressive *cough*BoundbyFlame*cough*neverforget*cough*

 
Archacus 8 May, 2014 @ 6:33 pm   5

Make great sale and you will sell and earn more money than now.

Prices higher even up to 60% (if we are looking at Canadian store prices) or 40% (USA)

Also you made price of Titan Attacks higher than publisher wanted! And you even said that it was not your fault.
More here: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/05/07/new-playstation-store-mlb-14-bound-flame/
post 76 written by Basket21

     
    Archacus 8 May, 2014 @ 6:34 pm    

    … also edit option would be great…
    sell more games*
    post 78* and not 76

     
    Viryu 8 May, 2014 @ 7:14 pm    

    Yeah, at first I wanted to buy Bound by Flame, but after checking that store update more closely, I’ve completely lost any appetite for it until the price is fixed. Say NO to discriminating Europe!

 
Vashetti 8 May, 2014 @ 6:42 pm   6

Gotta post as many articles as possible to bury the DriveClub one and get it out of people’s conscious.

     
    Viryu 8 May, 2014 @ 8:25 pm    

    I dunno, I personally don’t mind what was offered for PS+ version of Driveclub. Plus I wouldn’t have expected it to be a full free version for free on release day anyway. If there was planning to be a cover up, I’d be more inclined it was because of the pricing outrage.

     
    Hexahedronaut 8 May, 2014 @ 8:33 pm    

    @Viryu no I think he means the whole issue that if you pay FULL price to upgrade the ps+ version to the full version it’s still tied to your ps+ sub which is pathetic.

     
    European_Gamer 9 May, 2014 @ 8:23 am    

    @Veshetti It’s a good deal, if you want the full version you can buy that. If you want to try it first you can get the PS+ version with 10-11 cars and tracks at no additional cost.
    Then if you like it very much you can either buy the retail version and keep it forever or upgrade the PS+ version for less money and get every car and track and play it when you are a PS+ member.
    (remember if you leave PS+ and return 4 month later you can still play your old PS+ games)

     
    Richie1883 10 May, 2014 @ 8:37 pm    

    lol i had high hopes for that when first announced but after waiting so long think i wiil get Project Cars instead

 
CurtisUKC 8 May, 2014 @ 6:51 pm   7

So, bound by flame £49.99 European store, $49.99 American store, seems completely legit.

Seriously though I think the financial ombudsman should be taking a look at these video game prices. In the u.s new releases are typically $60 for ps3 and ps4 both physical and digital media yet here we pay more for the ps4 version, usually anywhere between 6 and 10 pounds compared to the ps3 version and then even more for digital.

Plus the u.s store is more complete with pre-loading and demos etc, I know because I made a u.s account to see for myself. Please sort these discrepancies out so we have parity. I thought Sony was a reputable company.

solarwind12 8 May, 2014 @ 7:04 pm   8

Agree with the crazy prices, but how many people who defend them realise the price is just games, season passes and dlc’s always seem fairly converted, so do the publishers not set the prices for those?.. would love for wikileaks to post real truth..

 

I must say I’m disappointed with Trials graphics performance. Game doesn’t look bad but nothing spectacular yet still texture and object pop-in is very frequent.

 
Barcardi1908 9 May, 2014 @ 7:20 am   10

Any sign of the Ghost Recon Raven Strike DLC that should be on sale on the store, i can’t find it anywhere, i have emailed help@playstation and posted many times with no response, please help

 
zalwelgoedgaan 9 May, 2014 @ 10:34 am   11

Twisted Metal PS3 was on sale recently for €10 and it seems to have disappeared from the European webstore. Did it do _that_ bad? I already have the game, but I was interested to see how many people would bite at that attractive price.

Maybe it’s secretly being prepared for the next yearly IGC, who knows?

 
Carl-G 9 May, 2014 @ 10:55 am   12

Those Lists show that there is LOADS of cool stuff for each PS Console :P

 
ThugETH 9 May, 2014 @ 10:55 am   13

I don’t understand why people always compare prices to the US prices. We are 2 very different economies, everything is cheaper there. If you want those prices make a US account.

     
    Archacus 9 May, 2014 @ 12:15 pm    

    I don’t understand why there is always at least one Briton who will always advise others to buy from US PSN. Way to go sir! Do that and you can be sure that they won’t change their attitude toward European Market.

    Please… don’t write “make US account” every time somebody is not happy with prices.

 

Just a remainder: The US prices don’t include value added tax/sales tax (VAT). Some US states have VAT that they add to the price before purchasing, some states don’t. Prices in the EU already include VAT.

Bound by Flame’s US price $49.99 converts to 36,2 €. Add VAT (Finnish VAT is 24 %) and the final price would be 49 €.

60 US $ would be rougly 54 € with Finnish VAT.

We don’t have price parity. The difference isn’t as huge as it seems at first glance, though.

     
    Archacus 9 May, 2014 @ 12:27 pm    

    True there is VAT it is different depending on country but usually it is something like 19-22%. For UK it is 20% for electronically supplied services… but I might be wrong.
    49$ is around 35.53 EUR

    With UK VAT it is 42.6 EUR

    And they want us to pay 54.9 EURO that’s 30% more than in USA.

    And let’s not forget that there are examples of games (mostly indie) that have the same price in USA and UE. So yes it is possible to make it fair, but they don’t want to do it. SCEE even made in some cases price higher than publisher wanted, and that’s wrong!

     
    Archacus 9 May, 2014 @ 12:49 pm    

    Sorry I meant that we have to pay 54% more than USA

    The diffrence between ($-> EURO + Vat) and the price they want us to pay is 30%.

     
    JeanQ 9 May, 2014 @ 1:54 pm    

    49.99 $ is of course 45 € with VAT, my mistake. Still, you can’t compare taxless price and VAT price. They will be different.

     
    Archacus 9 May, 2014 @ 2:30 pm    

    Their taxes on games are not so high so it doesn’t make that difference whether we count them or not.

    So yeah the difference is still huge.

 
CurtisUKC 9 May, 2014 @ 11:48 am   15

@jeanQ their VAT is about 5% usually so the price difference is quite big. Also the point that seems to allude everyone is this: take the upcoming watch dogs for example, in the U.S it will cost the same for the ps3 and ps4 versions whereas here the ps4 version will be atleast 5 to 10 pounds more expensive in the store than the ps3 version.

How is it justifiable that they keep the same prices as last gen and we have a price hike?

How is it justifiable that new releases in America cost the same digital and physical whereas here digital prices are astronomical?

     

    You can buy a new game for 60 euro here, so 6 euro doesn’t seem that big. It’s still a disperancy. It’s not justifiable that their prices were kept the same. I agree with you on that. I am not defending Sony’s actions! I just wanted to remind that EU has VAT, which most of Americans don’t have to pay. Part of the price disperancies come from that.

     

    *It’s not justifiable that their prices were kept the same and ours not.

     
    Archacus 9 May, 2014 @ 12:32 pm    

    Yes 6 euro is huge difference! If you would earn about 1.5 euro for hour of work like many people still do in less developed countries of EU you would learn to respect your money. That’s the price of older titles and used games! Instead of buying 2 games (1 new + 1 old) you get only 1 game for the same price.

     
    JeanQ 9 May, 2014 @ 2:14 pm    

    Well it’s not 40 – 60 % is it? You’re not helping to bring price parity by exaggerating the difference.

     
    Archacus 9 May, 2014 @ 2:52 pm    

    I only said that 6 euro is big difference.

    I never said anything about Bound by Flame beeing 60% more expensive did I? But some games do cost 60% more so it is not exaggeration. But fine… if we are talking about Bound by Flame than yes we have to pay about 30% more including tax and 54% not including tax.

    And why should we really care about taxes or currency rates? Nobody seems to bother that Canada and America have different tax systems and are not using the same currency. But the prices are always CAD 1:1 $ even if it means that they are going to lose a bit here on conversion…

 
ryannumber3gamer 9 May, 2014 @ 12:39 pm   16

It’s nice to see PS All-Stars on the top 20 for PS3. With the ultimate patch and everything, I’m hoping a sequel gets made or It gets ported to the PS4.

If a sequel does get made, I hope they add more characters, new modes, and fix up several things are holding the game back in my opinion (Kill Confirms,Spamming, lag, etc)

 
nulenvoid 9 May, 2014 @ 2:27 pm   17

I hope people realise the silent tactic only works for small issues, it’s not a viable long term gesture for consumer relations. You know, the consumer, the people that have supported you. A little success this gen and the bean counters seem to have forgotten what initiated that brand loyalty in the first place.

Charts are good and all but so is proper community interaction.

 
xion1116 9 May, 2014 @ 6:07 pm   18

Minecraft, Ni No Kuni, Wolf among us, all great games that deserve to be at the top of the PS3 Chart.

By the way can I just say thank you for the PS Plus update this month, Puppeteer is such a magically fantastic game and was a joy to complete. So glad I renewed my sub this month. Can’t wait for next month!