Forums - Sony Discussion - PSN User Statistics (TLOU 2, 5.8m players etc)

This website lists some interesting statistics for PSN and Xbox Live, here's some PSN Stats I found interesting: (All numbers are as of August 2nd)

https://gamstat.com/playstation/

The Last of Us Part 2 has 5.8m players
Ghost of Tsushima has 3.3m players

Total PSN Accounts: 380m
Active in the last year: 164m
PSVR Users Active (in the last year): 5.8m

Users by platform (Number of unique PSN accounts used on the system)

PS4 = 228.6m
PS3 = 187.7m
Vita = 15.3m
PSVR = Over 7m  (7m own a PSVR mandatory game, actual users greater than this.)

The average number of games owned for a PSN account is 15.

3.4 Billion games owned on PSN accross PS3+Vita+PS4 (These are not all sales).

Top 10 Countries

Top 10 Games (Most Users)

Game Players Platforms
GTA V 139m PS3+PS4
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 71.8m PS3+PS4
Minecraft 68.2m PS3+PS4
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 61.7m PS3
Call of Duty Black Ops 55.9m PS3
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019) 55.9m PS4
Call of Duty WWII 44.9m PS4
Apex Legends 44m PS4
The Last of Us 43.4m PS3+PS4
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 42.5m PS3

First Party Titles (Total Players)

Game Players Platforms
The Last of Us 43.4m PS3+PS4
Uncharted 4 32.5m PS4
Uncharted 3 28.9m PS3+PS4
Spider-Man 28.2m PS4
God of War 3 26.2m PS3+PS4
Uncharted 25.6m PS3+PS4
Uncharted 2 24m PS3+PS4
God of War (2018) 23.3m PS4
Horizon Zero Dawn 20.6m PS4
Gran Turismo 5 19.2m PS3
LittleBigPlanet 16m PS3
Bloodborne 13.9m PS4
Infamous Second Son 13.7m PS4
LittleBigPlanet 3 13.1m PS4
Infamous 12.8m PS3
Gran Turismo Sport 12.4m PS4
Ratchet & Clank (2016) 11.9m PS4
Detroit Become Human 11.5m PS4
DriveClub 11.4m PS4
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Interesting, doesn't seem to have much actual correlation with sales, but interesting nonetheless.
Would like to know how do they check those numbers, tho.



BraLoD said:
Interesting, doesn't seem to have much actual correlation with sales, but interesting nonetheless.
Would like to know how do they check those numbers, tho.

Most likely they have a tool searching through PSN users, though I imagine if PSN users have a bunch of privacy settings on their accounts they aren't counted.

And yeah Players will always be higher than actual sales, especially the longer the game is out and the number of used copies increases. PS+ also for some of the older PS4 titles.

Fortnite is noticeably absent from the top played games, it is on the website but listed under "Fortnite: Save the World" at just 10m players, so my thinking is that for some reason only the Pay To Play singleplayer campaign is being counted, maybe it's an issue to do with the game using Epic Accounts? Hard to say, but doesn't seem accurate for this particular title. There's no way Apex Legends is beating it.

Last edited by Barkley - on 11 August 2020

Barkley said:
BraLoD said:
Interesting, doesn't seem to have much actual correlation with sales, but interesting nonetheless.
Would like to know how do they check those numbers, tho.

Most likely they have a tool searching through PSN users, though I imagine if PSN users have a bunch of privacy settings on their accounts they aren't counted.

And yeah Players will always be higher than actual sales, especially the longer the game is out and the number of used copies increases. PS+ also for some of the older PS4 titles.

Fortnite is noticeably absent from the top played games, it is on the website but listed under "Fortnite: Save the World" at just 10m players, so my thinking is that for some reason only the Pay To Play singleplayer campaign is being counted, maybe it's an issue to do with the game using Epic Accounts? Hard to say, but doesn't seem accurate for this particular title. There's no way Apex Legends is beating it.

I mean, Uncharted 1 is ahead of God of War 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn and Bloodborne has like 4x its sales.

GT Sport also seem too low for an online focused game.

But it's cool nonetheless.



BraLoD said:
Barkley said:

Most likely they have a tool searching through PSN users, though I imagine if PSN users have a bunch of privacy settings on their accounts they aren't counted.

And yeah Players will always be higher than actual sales, especially the longer the game is out and the number of used copies increases. PS+ also for some of the older PS4 titles.

Fortnite is noticeably absent from the top played games, it is on the website but listed under "Fortnite: Save the World" at just 10m players, so my thinking is that for some reason only the Pay To Play singleplayer campaign is being counted, maybe it's an issue to do with the game using Epic Accounts? Hard to say, but doesn't seem accurate for this particular title. There's no way Apex Legends is beating it.

I mean, Uncharted 1 is ahead of God of War 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn and Bloodborne has like 4x its sales.

GT Sport also seem too low for an online focused game.

But it's cool nonetheless.

Bloodborne and Uncharted 1 (Nathan Drake Collection) were both free on PS+. I'm pretty sure I got Uncharted on PS3 with PS+ too.

GT Sport had 7.5m players as of December 2018 - https://www.gtplanet.net/gt-sport-has-around-7-5-million-players-according-to-my-ps4-life-feature/

So 12.4m as of now doesn't seem that unreasonable. It wasn't the best selling game, at least compared to previous GT titles.



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Barkley said:
BraLoD said:

I mean, Uncharted 1 is ahead of God of War 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn and Bloodborne has like 4x its sales.

GT Sport also seem too low for an online focused game.

But it's cool nonetheless.

Bloodborne and Uncharted 1 (Nathan Drake Collection) were both free on PS+. I'm pretty sure I got Uncharted on PS3 with PS+ too.

GT Sport had 7.5m players as of December 2018 - https://www.gtplanet.net/gt-sport-has-around-7-5-million-players-according-to-my-ps4-life-feature/

So 12.4m as of now doesn't seem that unreasonable. It wasn't the best selling game, at least compared to previous GT titles.

GT Sports had over 10.4m players as of feb 14th 2020, from Ethomaz.
its probably not yet at 12m players.



Barkley said:
BraLoD said:

I mean, Uncharted 1 is ahead of God of War 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn and Bloodborne has like 4x its sales.

GT Sport also seem too low for an online focused game.

But it's cool nonetheless.

Bloodborne and Uncharted 1 (Nathan Drake Collection) were both free on PS+. I'm pretty sure I got Uncharted on PS3 with PS+ too.

GT Sport had 7.5m players as of December 2018 - https://www.gtplanet.net/gt-sport-has-around-7-5-million-players-according-to-my-ps4-life-feature/

So 12.4m as of now doesn't seem that unreasonable. It wasn't the best selling game, at least compared to previous GT titles.

It's not like GTS having 12.4M is low, is that it's an online game where everybody that owns it need to log on to be even trackable by any means, and it's barely ahead of Ratchet and Clank.



Wait ethomaz is a legit source these days jeez the world has gone down the shitter



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BraLoD said:
Would like to know how do they check those numbers, tho.

Found their explanation: https://gamstat.com/how/

"Gamstat.com estimates are based on a representative sample of ~8 mln accounts retrieved via PSN API. The obtained data is extrapolated to all PSN accounts with a small margin of error."

So they estimate based on a sample size of around 8m they have access to and:

"By combining our graph with the numbers obtained via “MyPS4Life leak” we can scale it and calculate the absolute numbers for any PSN game, no matter the platform, and for any date – even for those released after the leak happened (like game “C” on this graph)."



Barkley said:
BraLoD said:
Would like to know how do they check those numbers, tho.

Found their explanation: https://gamstat.com/how/

"Gamstat.com estimates are based on a representative sample of ~8 mln accounts retrieved via PSN API. The obtained data is extrapolated to all PSN accounts with a small margin of error."

So they estimate based on a sample size of around 8m they have access to and:

"By combining our graph with the numbers obtained via “MyPS4Life leak” we can scale it and calculate the absolute numbers for any PSN game, no matter the platform, and for any date – even for those released after the leak happened (like game “C” on this graph)."

So it's only estimates... xP

Well, we are in VGChartz aren't we xD