These Are the Games That Dominated PlayStation's Black Friday Week

This was the biggest Black Friday ever on PlayStation, but which games topped the charts?

PlayStation Had Its Biggest Black Friday Ever

Ever year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the best times to score deals in the gaming world, and this year the PlayStation digital store held a week of sales straddling the shopping holidays from November 24th through December 2nd. Using the M Science video game tracker presenting domestic, digital sales data for full game downloads, micro-transactions, and downloadable content, we took a look at how this year's Black Friday sale shook out on the PlayStation store.

This year set new records for digital video game sales, and this was the biggest Black Friday period ever for sales in the US on the PlayStation store. With no further ado, here are the top games people bought during this year's PlayStation Black Friday week according to M Science data:

  • Unsurprisingly, new releases dominated the top of the charts: the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise (released August 23rd) took the top spot despite only seeing modest discounts on the Operator and Operator Enhanced editions.
  • 'Tis the seasons for Star Wars, and Jedi Fallen Order took the #2 spot without any discounting after being released only a little over a week prior to the sale. Holiday Star Wars fever will only ramp up with The Mandalorian on Disney+ and the final installment in the main series, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming in December.
  • 9 of the top 25 titles were released before 2019 with 3 (Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel's Spider-Man, Grand Theft Auto V) sneaking in to the top 10. GTA V is certainly the most notable of those titles, as despite this year being the game's 6th Black Friday, it remains a frequent top seller on multiple platforms.
  • One VR game, Beat Saber, edged its way into the 23rd spot. While VR has yet to gain traction with mainstream gamers and consumers, the position is notable, especially combined with the deep discounts on PlayStation VR hardware, the most accessible product for VR gaming today.

Top 25 Full Game Download Titles on PlayStation Store's Black Friday Sale (11/24 - 12/2/2019)*

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Madden 20
  5. Need For Speed Heat
  6. FIFA 20
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2
  8. Marvel's Spider-Man
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  11. Days Gone
  12. God of War
  13. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  14. The Outer Worlds
  15. Resident Evil 2
  16. Borderlands 3
  17. Death Stranding
  18. Rainbow Six Siege
  19. WWE 2K20
  20. Mortal Kombat 11
  21. NHL 20
  22. Devil May Cry 5
  23. Beat Saber
  24. Battlefield V
  25. The Division 2

*Domestic, digital, full-game only. M Science estimates

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