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No Man’s Sky was the best-selling game on PlayStation Store last month

Hello Games’ space-bound epic shoots down battle-hardened veteran Battlefield 4

Hello Games brought the summer heat with the highly anticipated No Man’s Sky in August, and it went straight to the top of the PS4 chart. Telltale Games’ latest episodic title based on the adventures of Batman and Bruce Wayne came in at seventh place, with the final new entry for the month, ABZÛ, ending in 18th.

No new entries in the PS3, PS Vita or Classics charts, with familiar games returning to pole position in each chart respectively.

The DLC chart also had three new entries in August with Underground, the first expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division, taking pole position. Nuka-World, the last DLC expansion for Fallout 4, settled in tenth place. Finally, activating augmentations for Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided proved popular with the 10-pack of Praxis Kits taking 13th spot. See below for full details.

PS4:

  1. No Man’s Sky (New)
  2. Battlefield 4 (1)
  3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (6)
  4. Battlefield Hardline (2)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (RE)
  6. Need for Speed (11)
  7. Batman – The Telltale Series (New)
  8. Rocket League (4)
  9. FIFA 16 (3)
  10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (RE)
  11. Batman: Arkham Knight (RE)
  12. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (3)
  13. Destiny: The Taken King (14)
  14. Mortal Kombat X (RE)
  15. Dragon Age: Inquisition (17)
  16. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (RE)
  17. Battlefield Bundle (5)
  18. ABZÛ (New)
  19. Sniper Elite 3 (RE)
  20. The Crew (RE)

DLC (all formats)

  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division – Underground (New)
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent DLC (RE)
  3. Rocket League – Masamune (RE)
  4. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus (3)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III The Giant Zombies Bonus Map (16)
  6. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (4)
  7. Fallout 4 – Vault-Tec Workshop (RE)
  8. Rocket League – Aftershock (RE)
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Season Pass (RE)
  10. Fallout 4 – Nuka-World (New)
  11. Rocket League – Marauder (RE)
  12. Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack (9)
  13. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Praxis Kit Pack (x10) (New)
  14. Tom Clancy’s The Division – Season Pass (RE)
  15. Rocket League – Esper (RE)
  16. Rocket League – Back to the Future Car Pack (12)
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (1)
  18. Fallout 4 – Contraptions Workshop (5)
  19. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Expansion Pass (6)
  20. The Crew Wild Run (RE)

PS Vita/PSP:

  1. Mortal Kombat (RE)
  2. Uncharted: Golden Abyss (RE)
  3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus (2)
  4. Borderlands 2 (RE)
  5. Killzone Mercenary (RE)
  6. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (6)
  7. Persona 4 Golden (1)
  8. TEKKEN 6 (RE)
  9. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (8)
  10. Corpse Party (RE)

PS3:

  1. FIFA 16 (2)
  2. Battlefield 4 (1)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (RE)
  4. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (RE)
  5. Battlefield Hardline (3)
  6. Red Dead Redemption (RE)
  7. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (7)
  8. Mortal Kombat (RE)
  9. Minecraft: Story Mode (4)
  10. Destiny: The Taken King (RE)

PS one and PS2 Classics:

  1. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (2)
  2. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (3)
  3. Crash Bandicoot (1)
  4. CTR: Crash Team Racing (4)
  5. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (5)
  6. Metal Gear Solid (RE)
  7. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (RE)
  8. Silent Hill (9)
  9. Canis Canem Edit (RE)
  10. Suikoden II (RE)
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StevenJamesHyde 13 September, 2016 @ 14:06
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Is that net of refunds?

My question exactly, I am happy for them its a huge success but if its deserved is another question, and yeah there must have been many refunds for false advertising and crashes, tho I think Sony EU still trys to handle customers as invaders mostly with not even a livechat up in all countries.

I’d bet it set a record for people looking for refunds too. Don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed with a game.

And that is why you shouldn’t believe the hype and pre-order. Wait for reviews and then decide.

I think it also wins most disappointing game of the year.

I liked NMS. I’m still enjoying it. Most misunderstood game of the year, rather than disappointing.

If by most misunderstood you mean most mismarketed, then yeah, very disappointing.

No, he means misunderstood…… People dont seem to realize it can be both….

NMS is awesome. maybe we were lied to, but the game is good, and parking on a asteroid, or seeing a space freighter move would not make the game much better.

Im still enjoying the game myself although my play will be much less now that i have all the trophies. I spoilt the centre of the galaxy for myself though and was glad that i did as my time is precious and its not worth it for me. Things seem a lot more stable now with the latest patch and i havent suffered any crashes since. There is a lot of hate with this game and while i have to agree some things that were promised weren’t delivered, the game still had enough\time i spent on it for me to justify the price. Hopefully Hello will continue to add new features to the game in time that will only add to it. I think a lot of people disappointment came down to the fact that they didnt truly know what they were getting, maybe it was just lack of research about the game. One of the guys comments below saying “its a poor mans star citzen” is exactly the sort of ignorant comment that this game has to suffer. The only thing the two games share is that its in space. Among other things ...

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Im still enjoying the game myself although my play will be much less now that i have all the trophies. I spoilt the centre of the galaxy for myself though and was glad that i did as my time is precious and its not worth it for me. Things seem a lot more stable now with the latest patch and i havent suffered any crashes since. There is a lot of hate with this game and while i have to agree some things that were promised weren’t delivered, the game still had enough\time i spent on it for me to justify the price. Hopefully Hello will continue to add new features to the game in time that will only add to it. I think a lot of people disappointment came down to the fact that they didnt truly know what they were getting, maybe it was just lack of research about the game. One of the guys comments below saying “its a poor mans star citzen” is exactly the sort of ignorant comment that this game has to suffer. The only thing the two games share is that its in space. Among other things Star Citizen is a space combat sim, NMS never claimed to be that, it is a survival game where SC isnt.

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Was thinking of refunds too lol

No Man’s Sky aka Poor Man’s Star Citizen.

Shut up, “poor man’s star citizen”. They are completely and I mean completely different games.

Just to clarify on my previous post, NMS is an independently developed partial adventure space sim with puzzles and minor action elements. You explore and obtain materials only to upgrade, craft or fuel items so that you can do the same again. The devs created certain elements that the code then uses to procedurally generate every planet, plant and animal on the fly. It is single player. It certainly is not a shooter and does not have missions. Player death does not matter. There isn’t any ‘survival’ when there are no stakes.

Star Citizen is a crowd funded, distributed, modular development that is in a mmorpg universe with focus on first person combat. Squadron 42 is the single player off shoot module. A planet is procedurally generated and then their artists go in and completely model the bases and flesh everything out.
It definitely isn’t spore in space.

This is a brave blog post is ever I saw one.

Maybe if I heard something from Hello Games about adding content I’d be happy but they don’t say anything, instead they’re just letting then modders make their game better. What about the PS4 community? When are you gonna add content to actually make the experience of playing your game better for us?

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They’ve already stated that they are adding base building and Freighter ownership in the next update and have plans to upgrade the visuals further and add plenty more content down the road. Stop believing what you read in the comments and do some research.

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One time a demo would of been a no brainer for this and other recent hyped up releases.. no idea about reasons for refund requests, i’d like to see for myself if NMS is something i’d pay for or not, even a timed section of the game, given it’s uniqueness.. hopefully someday everything will have some kind of demo, wasn’t there a try before buying speech during the E3 one time, the big console war one from 3 years ago?, or did i imagine that.

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I’m pretty sure try games for an hour was an actual thing at some conference. It’s never going to happen. They make too much money on pre-orders to risk it by letting people have a go first. A digital pre-order is basically spending £10-20 more than retail based off a couple of videos and developers saying how amazing their game is.

“Hello Games’ space-bound epic”
Are you serious? Have you any idea what general gamers and reviewers say about this game? I was never hyped and never touched this and I still know all the controversy and lies that surrounds this game. I only found out about all the lies in interviews outside of game trailers after it came out.

Like everybody else mentioned, and are going to mention in every subsequent comment, surely you meant about “best game with refunds the past month” right? The saddest part is, I WISH that was a joke.

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I might add, isn’t it hilarious how Hello Games Twitter account has gone cold over 2 weeks now?

No mans sky sounds like the most disappointing release since the phantom menace broke hearts across the planet.
Seriously though why do people still fall for hype?

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For me it was the Phantom Pain, before that GTA IV :)

I never had any problems with pre ordering games, I was never disappointed and always pleased with what I got. But no matter what game I preordered, I always felt a little ripped off, and that one day I’d stop preordering. I didn’t know that all I had to do was preorder NMS and it would stop me from ever wasting money on a pre order again, thank you Hello Games for helping me with my preordering impulses

Ofc it was. Sean Murray hyped us all. But they delivered disappointment and nothing else.

Yes, it is sad what the hype did. Worst game of the year and biggest disappointment in gaming of all time.. congrats?

Sad that a lot of those sales were based on spin and lies. I really wanted this game based on what I had heard and read but I thought I would wait for a few reviews to be sure and I was glad I did.

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People need to stop paying for expensive pre-orders. It causes all sorts of problems. Firstly delays. The date on pre-orders is rarely spot on. That’s because the earlier the date the more likely people will pre-order. Then oh dear the games delayed by 3 months because it’s not ready. Prices of digital games will never come down. Why would they when thousands of people pay £10-20 more than physical copies before the games even finished. It’s easy money. I’ve said before I don’t believe the digital prices are high to help retailers speech. What a pile of rubbish that is. People keep paying for overpriced games that technically don’t even belong to you forever anyway. We can’t even save the games we buy on an external hdd just in case. Please for the love of god stop buying over priced digital games. If no one buys them, then the next step will be to lower the price. Stop thinking sales are even sales. They’re just to bring the prices closer to retail for the people who didn’t pay the...

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People need to stop paying for expensive pre-orders. It causes all sorts of problems. Firstly delays. The date on pre-orders is rarely spot on. That’s because the earlier the date the more likely people will pre-order. Then oh dear the games delayed by 3 months because it’s not ready. Prices of digital games will never come down. Why would they when thousands of people pay £10-20 more than physical copies before the games even finished. It’s easy money. I’ve said before I don’t believe the digital prices are high to help retailers speech. What a pile of rubbish that is. People keep paying for overpriced games that technically don’t even belong to you forever anyway. We can’t even save the games we buy on an external hdd just in case. Please for the love of god stop buying over priced digital games. If no one buys them, then the next step will be to lower the price. Stop thinking sales are even sales. They’re just to bring the prices closer to retail for the people who didn’t pay the silly price. It’s marketing genius. But us customers come of worst.

Halo Games should end up in court for false advertising. One thing i know i’ll never buy anything with their logo on it after what they did with No Man’s Lie.

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Its Hello Games.

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I watched and read every article and video out there and got exactly the game I was promised from Hello Games and Sean Murray, if you thought you were getting something different then that’s entirely on you I’m afraid.
Stop perpetuating the absolute nonsense that they lied as it in itself is a lie.

Should be renamed to hell no games

i enjoyed the 5 hours i spent with the game until constant crashes made it unplayable.
tried to get a refund through playstation australia but they will not come to the table. because of patches and i’ve downloaded the game.
i have no ploblem buying bad games, i’ve been doing it most of my life. i do have a problem with buying broken games, however.

I think the main backlash for this game is simply the price of it, think its a joke and its basically because everyone hyped it up to a stupid standard and were surprised when an indie game didn’t reach the level of hype. For me personally i have only played it for a bit on pc, and literally only bought it because i am currently living in china and games from steam are like half the price of the UK, so got it for around £15 on release day. For that price i actually enjoyed what i played. If it stayed at that price i think a lot of people would be singing a different tune, and would focus more on what it can/could be rather than what its not. But i guess the devs made there money…. especially if sony aren’t offering refunds. Glad there is at least one company that decided not to encourage this kind of stuff…… but its not Sony unfortunately.

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That’s probably because Sony refused to give refunds.

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Of course No Man’s Sky is number one, I wouldn’t think of it in any other position. The greatest game of 2016 simple.

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Best selling, and most hated lol

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Brilliant game NMS, absolutely love it and I’m looking forward to how it develops in the future.
Completely fed up of all the idiots however who thought they were getting something that was never promised to them despite the wealth of evidence over the years that showed exactly the game we got and have a massive chip on their shoulders over it.
Also if you’ve played it for any good amount of time and got a refund then shame on you, you’ve just ripped off a very hard working and honest small dev team, well done…..

Not sure you have a point if you enjoy it your in the minority. Play the game and don’t begrudge anyone for being upset at spending 59 on a game that isn’t worth 9.99

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@tonyg2426
Calling them liars and getting refunds after playing for several hours or more simply because you did not enjoy it are not acceptable, not enjoying the game in itself however is fine of course. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea clearly and I would never say that someone was wrong for not liking it.

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@tonyg2426
Also for me the game was worth every penny I paid, it wasn’t for you that’s fine but that’s personal preference and does not mean you deserve a refund as all the information was there for many years to tell you exactly what sort of game it is.
It’s like me buying CoD and then wanting a refund as I don’t like FPS’s and I’ve just not done the research to find out that’s what it is.

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No point in trying to sell this mess of a game any more its day has come and gone as I hope the company has!!

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It’s a bit harsh to wish a company gone from this. No mans sky is a good Indie game that alas has a AAA price tag. If it cost between £15-20 it would be one of the best indies ever. It’s a shame the price tag was so over the top.

Played the game on PS4 18 quintillion planets and it still is boring after 20 hours
If this was the best selling game last month I would hate to see what was the worst selling. Too bad the PS4 return policy isn’t more liberal. On steam it probably is the most returned game ever

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Anyone who believes digital games are overpriced to stop retailers from losing out?
Let me put this to you. Amazon are an online retailer. Not a high street shop. So in a way if you buy a game from Amazon you are buying it digitally. So why are amazons prices always good? Because digital games are rip offs. The worst thing is people keep buying the overpriced games and pre-orders. Please stop it. That’s the only way we’ll get a fair deal. Please don’t believe the bull excuses. Let’s hope no mans sky teaches people to stop pre-ordering digital.

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The reason why so many things are missing in the game was because people were whining that the game didn’t come out when expected. So they released it too soon to satisfy people

I think the biggest problem was charging full AAA price for it just because it had some infinite replay value. If it was marketed at a normal indie price, like 20€, the fallback wouldn’t be this major.

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