Best-Selling PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Games on PSN in July Revealed

What do you think the top seller on the PlayStation Store was last month?

Sony has published its list of the best-selling games on the PlayStation Store in July, and surprisingly, The Last of Us Remastered did not come out on top on PlayStation 4.

That distinction goes to the Ultimate Edition of Injustice: Gods Among Us, which might sound odd given it's a game that's been available since last year. But the normally $40 game was on sale during July for just $8.40 if you're a PlayStation Plus member. That deal was enough to push The Last of Us Remastered--which did launch late in the month, on July 29--down to the number two slot during the month. Rogue Legacy, the new cross-buy game that is part of the PlayStation Play promotion, reached number five despite also being released on July 29, and Watch Dogs--May and June's top PS4 game on PSN--fell to number 13.

Minecraft's domination of the PlayStation 3 charts continues; it's been at the top of the list every month since its release in December. Without exact sales numbers, it's hard to know just far out ahead it is, but when it's finally released on PS4 and Vita, it'll be interesting to see if its chart-topping performance continues.

The Vita charts were largely comprised of games that were on sale during the month, like Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate and Injustice once again. But it also included new releases like Child of Light (which had only been available on PC and consoles previously) and Rogue Legacy.

The full lists follow below. Let us know what you picked up during the month and if anything on the lists surprises you in the comments.

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rmiller365
rmiller365

Batman origins was on the superhero sale last month for 8 bucks. More or less the same as Arkham City but still fun and for only 8 bucks you can't beat it.

advocacy
advocacy

Learn from Steam sales, young PlayStation.

daviz88
daviz88

for a remastered game, its doing very well

theKSMM
theKSMM

The digital top-sellers lists are never as interesting to me.  They're usually just a list of games that recently had good sales.  Show me the Top Sellers list on Steam, and I'll tell you which games were on sale within the past 24 hours.

sonypony4eva
sonypony4eva

A majority of people pre-ordered TLOU from Amazon and Gamestop for the free DLC instead of buying it digital through the PS store.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

I garuntee you, people who havn't played TLOU until now, are enjoying the crap out of it.. it truly is a wonderful game.

This is where Naughty Dog separates the big boys from mediocre flooded games that dont quite cut it..

To me TLOU is still the best game ive ever played.

Note: Give the multiplayer a shot too... it's great

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

These are also games purchased "Digitally"

Most people still prefer disk based.

I on the other hand, prefer digital... SSD runs circles around disk loading times

Swinny14
Swinny14

I've had Injustice since launch and haven't played it yet, but its good to know that its still selling since the online community will be alive and well when I get around to playing it!


blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Cool to see people paying attention to Injustice, even if it has been out for a while at this point.  Definitely a fun game, and I'm not really a fan of fighting games.

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

Loving The Last of Us Remastered. I wouldn't call a game releasing on July 29 to be a surprise getting second. 


Spoilers**** after getting separated from Ellie and falling down that elevator shaft, I was terrified to move when I came to the part you need to get the keycard and restart the generator. In that dark, dank, flooded basement, with spores and fungus growths. On Hard. When those infected led by the big, rare, powerful Bloater came I squirmed the tries it ripped my jaw open, until I decided to throw a smoke bomb and RUN. I could hear them closing and bellowing as I swiped the card.


I hid upstairs for 5 minutes until I felt safe they weren't coming. Genuinely tense and creepy.

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

MEANWHILE, IN VITALAND:


Phantasy Star Online 2 gets an in-game Hatsune Miku concert and IP bans all non-Japanese users in lieu of an English release of the game.

J-Stars Victory is still not getting released in the states, forcing prominent internet personality and FBI watchlist member THE_DRUGGIE to import it - more on this when it arrives on the 12th of August.

Marky360
Marky360

Ppl have got to stop buying all this indie crap if they want Sony to push something other then indie garbage to the PS4. Send them a message we don't want indie garbage we want real games.

bizzy-sgs
bizzy-sgs

Never underestimate the power of $8 games and cheap gamers.

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

Why is BF4 on there when everyone knew how broken it was 6 months ago.

meedokicky
meedokicky

it looks like he is picking his nose tbh :P

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I wonder why The Last of Us Remastered sold so much?  It would seem the only logical customers would be people who owned a PS3 and didn't play this game (a limited market) or people who didn't own a PS3 but bought a PS4 (another limited market).  People who already owned this game (which is only a couple years old), and bought it again (especially at full price), just to play it again with prettier graphics, that baffles me.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

I'm usually on top of deals. I suppose I glanced over injustice because I had the ps3 version.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Ahhhh!!  I'm so sick of companies showing top selling games on their site where they mix together the games selling at full price and games selling at super-discount into the same list!

This list will never tell you what's hot.  The games on sale need to be in a separate list, called "top discount impulse buys" or something.  Impulse buys do not tell you which games were truly hot and interesting.

Good God this annoys me, worthless misconstrued info, month after month.

guydude3412
guydude3412

Honestly, there was almost nothing for vita last month. Rogue legacy was good, but that was about it. Metrico and hohokum look good for this month though. The real game I am waiting for is hatsune miku

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

I picked up Double Dragon: Neon for he PS3.  Not as good as the original Arcade Game, but a pretty faithful re-creation.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Why are the PS4/Vita versions of Minecraft taking so long?

The Vita version is the only one other than PC that I'm interested in playing

bonatz
bonatz

Where can I enter for the ps4 destiny bundle contest. I really want a ps4 but I really NEED a laptop for school. Guess which one takes president LMFAO.

Anyways, where can I enter?

Swinny14
Swinny14

@rasterorsoniu13 Awesome haha! 

That part scared the crap out of me when I first played it too, it really reminded me of the atmosphere and tension that Silent Hill 2 provided for me back in the day, and that in itself is super rare. Enjoy the game man :-)

tommyschieffer
tommyschieffer

So you'd rather sony release like 4-5 games a year than still have those 4-5 games released with other indie games?

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@Marky360 Indie games are real games that I'm really loving. Games that wouldn't have been indie 15 years ago since the industry wasn't ruined by people like you becoming the mainstream crowd. If you don't buy it, Sony wont make anything else at all. Games take so long to get now because we got to a point where the mainstream morons only want AAA crap that is insanely costly, takes forever and never guaranteed quality. The time and resources put into one could get you a handful or more of other quality games. Things have changed for the worse.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@Darkangel2154 actually I've played it on ps4 when they gave 48h for free - didn't finish it, so now playing it for free on PC. Here's the thing - PS4 version run flawless. PC one or two months later -  alot of bugs during cutscenese and when levels load... best place to play BF4 is PS4

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@Gamerno6666 Why are you sighing the game came out at the end of July, that not going to top a game that went on sale for 8$ in the middle of last month. 

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

@spacecadet25 First TLOU was not "full price" second I beat the game last year and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to play it again because and I couldn't since I traded the game in to obtain my PS4 (and because I was hoping it was going to be free on PS+ but that didn't happen). Also you are telling us that the is not one single game that you enjoyed so much that you would by it again even if it was a year or more later, because if that the case then you must not enjoy gaming as much as the rest of us.  

xantufrog
xantufrog

@spacecadet25 well, the majority of PS3 owners actually haven't owned LTOU - at least going on reported sales numbers for the respective items

wookiegr
wookiegr

@spacecadet25 The bulk of PS4 owners where Xbox 360 converts. I bought Last of Us for PS4 because I sold my PS3 several years back and missed it. i should mention I was an Xb0t since 2000.

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

It was a sweet deal. Lego marvel was $10.00 at same time. Less than $20 snagged both games.

I'm surprised I never saw articles on that sale.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@BigBossWato @spacecadet25  I enjoy gaming so much that I do not have the time to replay games all the time when there's so many great games I haven't played, and I don't have the money to re-buy games I like, especially at a hefty price.

I've re-played games, I've played remastered versions of games, but they were games I haven't played in a long time.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@wookiegr Also to add that Angry Joe was one of those Xbox guys who never own PS3 but not a PS4 and love the game and did the review for TLOU Remastered. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@wookiegr  I don't doubt that a nice percentage of the PS4 owners were Xbox 360 owners and converted to PS4 for next gen, but I'm confused how it could be the "bulk" of PS4 owners.  I read "bulk" as "majority", unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean.  If that was the case then it means that PS3 owners aren't tending to go next gen yet, or that even satisfied PS3 owners were flocking to Xbox One for next gen instead of PS4.

Otherwise, why would people that owned a PS3 last gen make up less than the majority of PS4 owners?

_thedude
_thedude

Sounds like biased bullsh1t don't it?

icyembere
icyembere

@spacecadet25 According to Sony, roughly 50% of ps4 owners did not have a ps3. A vast majority of that is most likely 360 owners.  

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

They already announced something 1/3 or so did not own a ps3. I believe it was a third.

Hence the remasters of their good games like journey being up next.

A third is nothing to dismiss when they will be pushing ten million install base soon.

I owned all 3 last gen. I had ps3 tlou but never dlc. I bought the remaster and regardless of what xb1 commenters say about it being a waste constantly I'm pleased with my purchase.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@spacecadet25 @wookiegr I play it on PS3 but I no longer own PS3 because it broke and I never got a chance to play Left Behind DLC and when I pick up the Remastered, there is a huge difference when playing it on PS4 and besides, that game is awesome. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@icyembere @spacecadet25  I would love to see the actual data on 50% or more of PS4 owners not owning a PS3.  That figure clearly has huge marketing capital for Sony, b/c it would mean "look at all these Xbox 360 owners that converted."  However the figure doesn't mean logical sense, for the reasons I give above.