Greetings! The numbers are in and we’ve got some piping-hot charts for ya. NBA 2K22 was the big winner last month, topping the PS5 US, PS4 US, and PS4 EU lists (and earning the runner-up spot for PS5 EU). Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Deathloop round out the top three for PS5, with big debuts […]
2020 has drawn to a close, which means it’s time to take a look at the year’s most downloaded games at PlayStation Store. On the PS5 side, we see Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales taking the top two spots on our US/Canada and European charts, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla right behind. Demon’s Souls, NBA 2K21, and FIFA 21 place high atop the lists as well. Call of Duty also led the US/Canada PS4 charts, though the worldwide appeal of FIFA 20 and FIFA 21 made them top hits across Europe. Full list below. Which did you spend the most time with in 2020? PS5 Games US/Canada Europe 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 4 NBA 2K21 Next Generation FIFA 21 5 Demon’s Souls Demon’s Souls 6 Madden NFL 21 Watch Dogs: Legion 7 FIFA 21 Immortals Fenyx Rising 8 Sackboy: A Big Adventure NBA 2K21 Next Generation 9 Immortals Fenyx Rising Sackboy: A Big Adventure 10 Watch Dogs: Legion Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege *Naming of products may differ between regions*Upgrades not included PS4 Games US/Canada Europe 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War FIFA 21 2 Grand Theft Auto V FIFA 20 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Grand Theft Auto V 4 Minecraft Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5 Ghost of Tsushima Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6 The Last of Us Part II Minecraft 7 NBA 2K21 NBA 2K20 8 NBA 2K20 The Last of Us Part II 9 Final Fantasy VII Remake The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 10 Madden NFL 21 Red Dead Redemption 2 *Naming of products may differ between regions PS VR Games US/Canada Europe 1 Beat Saber Beat Saber 2 Job Simulator Job Simulator 3 Superhot VR Blood & Truth 4 The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Superhot VR 5 Gorn The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners 6 Creed Rise to Glory Creed: Rise to Glory 7 Arizona Sunshine Astro Bot Rescue Mission 8 Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Gorn 9 Astro Bot Rescue Mission Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series 10 Marvel’s Iron Man VR Arizona Sunshine Free to play games (PS5 + PS4) US/Canada Europe 1 Call of Duty: Warzone Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Rocket League Rocket League 3 Fortnite Fortnite 4 Apex Legends Apex Legends 5 Rogue Company Hyper Scape 6 Hyper Scape Genshin Impact 7 Genshin Impact Rogue Company 8 Destiny 2 Brawlhalla 9 Brawlhalla Destiny 2 10 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite eFootball PES 2020 Lite
Spotify ‘Tis the season for top 10 lists, so nearly every streaming service or content-hosting website will release its “best of” roundups between now and the end of the month. Spotify is one of the regulars, and as part of its annual Wrapped festivities, the company has revealed its top charts for the year. For 2020, Bad Bunny is the most-streamed artist on the platform globally with over 8.3 billion streams, followed by Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd — in that order. Billie Eilish is the most popular female artist for a second straight year with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa and Halsey rounding out the top 5. The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is the most-streamed song globally with almost 1.6 billion streams this year, while Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG is the top album — amassing over 3.3 billion streams. Other popular albums, in order of global rank, include The Weeknd’s After Hours, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, Harry Styles’ Fine Line and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia. When it comes to the rest of the top-five singles, “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I, “The Box” by Roddy Ricch, “Roses - Imanbek Remix” by Imanbek and SAINt JHN and “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa finish up that list. In 2019, Spotify bet big on podcasts and it continued to do so in 2020. This year, future Spotify exclusive show The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular podcast globally. That’s a pretty impressive feat considering it just debuted on Spotify in September. And of course, that’s a great sign considering the podcast will become exclusive to the service at the end of the year and reports indicate the agreement is worth over $100 million. Interestingly, Rogan’s show falls to number two on the US chart, with NPR News Now eclipsing it for the top spot in the States. TED Talks Daily, The New York Times’ The Daily, The Michelle Obama Podcast and Barstool Sports’ Call Her Daddy also make up Spotify’s year-end top five. As far as podcast genres are concerned, Society & Culture is number one, followed by Comedy, Lifestyle & Health, Arts & Entertainment and Education. In typical Spotify fashion, the company also noted some trends for 2020. Unsurprisingly, the service saw 1,400+ percent increase in work-from-home-themed (WFH) playlists between April and May. What’s more, the company says about 65,000 playlists were created by users with the title “Black Lives Matter” or “BLM.” Perhaps as a coping mechanism, Spotify users contributed to a 180 percent increase in health and wellness podcast listening in 2020. And overall, the most popular time to listen to a podcast this year on the platform was between 6AM-9AM. While the US top charts stack up similarly to the global lists, there are some interesting changes. The full collection of top-five charts for the US are as follows: US Most Streamed Artists: Juice WRLD Drake Lil Uzi Vert Post Malone Taylor Swift US Most Streamed Female Artists: Taylor Swift Billie Eilish Ariana Grande Halsey Megan Thee Stallion US Most Streamed Songs: “The Box” by Roddy Ricch “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd “Blueberry Faygo” by Lil Mosey “ROCKSTAR (feat Roddy Ricch)” by DaBaby, Roddy Ricch “Life Is Good (feat Drake)” by Drake, Future US Most Streamed Albums: Legends Never Die, Juice WRLD Eternal Atake (Deluxe) - LUV vs. The World 2, Lil Uzi Vert Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone After Hours, The Weeknd Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch US Most Popular Podcasts: NPR News Now The Joe Rogan Experience The Daily Call Her Daddy The Michelle Obama Podcast US Most Popular Podcast Genres: Comedy Society & Culture Lifestyle & Health News Education In this article: spotify, 2020, top charts, charts, music, music streaming, podcast, podcasts, bad bunny, the weekend, joe rogan, the joe rogan experience, billie eilish, juice wrld, wrapped, news, gear, entertainment All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.