Gaming

Top 10 best selling PS4 and Xbox One games of all time

Published: 30/May/2019 15:26 Updated: 30/May/2019 15:47

by Matt Porter

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Since the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 back in November 2013, some major gaming heavyweights have released new titles and additions to their legendary franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty. But what is the best selling game on each console?

Games have become a massive part of the entertainment industry, with the video games industry estimated to be worth around $135 billion at the end of 2018.

While free-to-play games like Fortnite Battle Royale and League of Legends continue to dominate the top of Twitch in terms of viewership, there is still huge appeal for AAA titles, with massive hype surrounding blockbuster 2018 releases like Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 and Marvel’s Spider-Man.

With the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sitting as two of the most popular consoles of all time, here’s a list of games that owners of the console have snapped up in their droves. These lists, provided by Mat Piscatella, provide a ranking in terms of total sales, both physical and digital (for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) since the launch of the two consoles.

The Xbox One and PS4 are two of the most popular consoles of all time.


Rockstar leads the PlayStation 4 Top 10

For one developer to create both the first and second highest grossing titles on one console is an incredible feat, and that’s exactly what Rockstar Games have managed to do on the PS4.

Grand Theft Auto V, which released on both last-gen and current-gen consoles leads the way, with cowboy-adventure title Red Dead Redemption II steaming behind in second place. Activision’s first-person-shooter Call of Duty rounds off the top five with World War II, Black Ops 4 and Black Ops 3.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is the best-selling PS4 exclusive game in sixth place, while EA’s sole title on the list, Battlefield 1, closes out the top 10.

MarvelSpider-Man is the highest-grossing PS4 exclusive.

Top 10 best-selling PlayStation 4 games of all time

  1. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
  2. Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  3. Call of Duty: World War II (Sledgehammer Games)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch Studios)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch Studios)
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games)
  7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Infinity Ward)
  8. God of War (SIE Santa Monica)
  9. NBA 2K18 (2K Sports)
  10. Battlefield 1 (DICE)

Call of Duty dominates on Xbox One

Unsurprisingly, Grand Theft Auto V leads the way on Xbox One as well, but Call of Duty is the clear favorite on the platform, with the title taking up half of the list through various editions of the game.

Much like PS4, World War II is the best-selling Call of Duty title on Xbox, but joining the two Black Ops games are Infinite Warfare and Advanced Warfare, while another Activision property in Destiny 2 is also on the list.

While Red Dead Redemption 2 sits in second place on the PS4 list, it sits in fifth spot on the Xbox countdown, with gamers on Microsoft’s console clearly not as excited about the title.

Sledgehammer GamesCall of Duty dominates the best-selling Xbox One games list.

Top 10 best-selling Xbox One games of all time

  1. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
  2. Call of Duty: World War 2 (Sledgehammer Games)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch Studios)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch Studios)
  5. Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  6. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Infinity Ward)
  7. Battlefield 1 (DICE)
  8. Star Wars: Battlefront (DICE)
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games)
  10. Destiny 2 (Bungie)
League of Legends

Riot address League preseason 11 ranked issues after player backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 6:44

by Andrew Amos

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While you can’t earn much for playing ranked in preseason, many League of Legends players still do to get high quality games. This was lost on Riot originally, but they’ve addressed the LP gain problem in a new statement, vowing to make changes ahead of Season 11.

Ranked play in preseason isn’t awfully popular in League of Legends. However, it’s often the best place to get a competitive game to test out the new features. In Season 11, that has been incredibly crucial with testing the new item rework.

However, Riot sent players for a loop when a support representative said playing ranked was practically “pointless.” This led to the community being both confused and outraged for Riot basically saying ‘stop playing the game.’

The point was lost in translation though. Lead gameplay designer Mark Yetter clarified Riot are introducing some changes to LP gains in ranked to compensate for the Season 11 overhaul. However, the initial update had some unintended consequences.

“We’ve made some pretty big changes to the LP system during preseason, some of which are easy to see (no more division promos) and some of which are more under the hood (improvements to our matchmaking algorithm),” he said in a December 4 blog.

“There have been some hiccups during the rollout of these systems, but that’s why we do them during the preseason where they have a smaller impact. The end result is that we saw players’ ranks being inflated, which resulted in lower LP gains in the short term.”

With the kinks ironed out ⁠— so players won’t get weird 12 LP gains and 25 LP losses for now ⁠— Riot is feeling confident about their changes for next season. Overall, players should expect LP gains and losses to be smaller, but the system as a whole to feel fairer without promotion series.

“We’re planning to do a smaller ranked reset at the start of the season so you stay closer to the rank you’ve achieved this year, and removing divisional promotion series makes people climb faster, and benefit more from a win streak,” he stated.

“The combination of these two changes would cause significant rank inflation, so in order for the ranking system to stay accurate, we needed to tone back the amount of LP gained per win.”