PlayStation Store: July’s Top Downloads

Woah! Crash Bandicoot’s long-awaited N. Sane Trilogy spun to the top of the PS4 download charts last month, followed closely by Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (there’s still time to catch up before Shadow of War!). The insanely stylish (and just awesome overall) Superhot VR took the top spot for PlayStation VR, which makes sense since the game can, ya know, control the flow of time and everything. Seems like an unfair advantage, to be honest.

Miss any of July’s top games and want to see what the fuss is about? Head to PlayStation Store to pick ’em up!

PS4 Games
1 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
2 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition
3 God of War III Remastered
4 Friday the 13th: The Game
5 Rocket League
6 Grand Theft Auto V
7 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
9 Ratchet & Clank
10 EA SPORTS UFC 2
11 Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
12 STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition
13 Madden NFL 17
14 Battlefield 1
15 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
16 How to Survive 2
17 MLB The Show 17
18 Mad Max
19 ARK: Survival Evolved
20 Elite Dangerous
PS3 Games
1 The Last Of Us
2 God of War: Ascension
3 God of War Collection
4 Shadow of the Colossus
5 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
6 Jak and Daxter Collection
7 Grand Theft Auto V
8 God of War: Origins Collection
9 LittleBigPlanet 2
10 The Last of Us: Left Behind Stand Alone
11 Twisted Metal
12 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
13 UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Game of The Year Digital Edition
14 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
15 Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
16 Ratchet & Clank: Collection
17 inFAMOUS Collection
18 Need for Speed Most Wanted
19 LittleBigPlanet Karting
20 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition
PS4 Add-ons
1 Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles
2 Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer
3 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – DLC3 Absolution
4 Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
5 Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
6 Call of Duty: MWR Variety Map Pack
7 Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger
8 DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 Dragon Ball Super Pack 4
9 Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
10 Injustice 2 Darkseid
PS VR Games
1 SUPERHOT VR
2 Arizona Sunshine
3 PlayStation VR Worlds
4 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
5 Job Simulator
6 Tumble VR
7 The Bellows
8 Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
9 Archangel
10 The Brookhaven Experiment
PS Vita Games
1 God of War: Collection PS Vita
2 Jak and Daxter Collection
3 UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
4 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
5 Ratchet & Clank Collection
6 Gravity Rush
7 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
8 Minecraft: PlayStationVita Edition
9 The Sly Collection PS Vita
10 Killzone: Mercenary
PS Classics
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2 THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
3 Bully
4 SAMURAI SHODOWN VI
5 Psychonauts
6 Crash Bandicoot
7 FATAL FURY BATTLE ARCHIVES VOL.2
8 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
9 Crash Bandicoot 3: WARPED
10 Resident Evil Code: Veronica X

PlayStation vs. Supergiant: Pyre Interview & Multiplayer Deathmatch

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Transistor launched. It’s even harder to believe we’re on the verge of playing a new Supergiant game! Pyre launches Tuesday, but I couldn’t wait until then to learn more about it, so I went straight to the source to get some answers.

Please enjoy this interview with Greg Kasavin, recorded on location at Supergiant’s San Francisco headquarters, and the following PlayStation (me) vs. Supergiant (Greg) battle royale in Pyre’s robust local multiplayer mode. I won’t spoil who wins, but I will make the excuse that he spent the last few years making the darn game, c’mon.

ANYWAY. There’s still time (assuming you’re reading this before the game launches) to pre-order Pyre at PlayStation Store and save 10%.

Let us know in the comments if you have any last-minute questions about Pyre, and I’ll do my best to answer. Maybe if we’re lucky, Greg will see this and hop in the comments too. If we say his name three times he has to appear, right?

PlayStation Blogcast 255: Kill it With Pyre

Special guest host Greg Kasavin from Supergiant Games joins the team to talk about Pyre, and his experience working in game development. What does it mean to write for a story-based game? How does the team at Supergiant come up with ideas? And how tall is Greg’s Backlog of Shame right now?

Enjoy the show!

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Stuff We Talked About

  • Pyre!
  • The Sordid Details of Greg Kasavin’s Life
  • Bastion
  • Transistor
  • That’s You!

Recent Episodes


The Cast

Official PlayStation Blogcast: Justin MassongillOfficial PlayStation Blogcast – Greg KasavinOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Ryan Clements

Justin Massongill – Social Media Manager, SIEA
Greg Kasavin – Creative Director, Supergiant Games
Ryan Clements – Sr. Social Media Specialist, SIEA


Send us questions and tips! blogcast@sony.com
Leave us a voicemail! (650) 288-6706

Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music.

[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

PlayStation Store: June’s Top Downloads

June was not a great month to be a camp counselor… Friday the 13th: The Game racked up more downloads on PS4 than anything else for the month, followed by the celebrated return of Crash Bandicoot in the N. Sane Trilogy.

Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer and Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood made strong debuts on the PS4 Add-ons chart (but not quite strong enough to take down Call of Duty Zombies Chronicles), and Arizona Sunshine rocketed straight to the top of the PlayStation VR list.

If you missed out on any of these games, you can pick ’em up over at PlayStation Store. Share your predictions for July in the comments, then check back next month!

PS4 Games
1 Friday the 13th: The Game
2 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
3 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition
4 Grand Theft Auto V
5 God of War III Remastered
6 Battlefield 1
7 Horizon Zero Dawn
8 TEKKEN 7
9 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
10 Rocket League
11 EA SPORTS FIFA 17
12 EA SPORTS NHL 17
13 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
14 Need for Speed
15 Injustice 2
16 Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition
17 Ratchet & Clank
18 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION
19 Overwatch Game of the Year Edition
20 Star Wars Battlefront
PS3 Games
1 EA SPORTS FIFA 17
2 The Last Of Us
3 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
4 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
5 Grand Theft Auto V
6 Shadow of the Colossus
7 STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN
8 Saints Row 2
9 NBA 2K17
10 God of War: Ascension
11 God of War Collection
12 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
13 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
14 Devil May Cry HD Collection
15 Enemy Front
16 Jak and Daxter Collection
17 METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION
18 Borderlands 2
19 Need for Speed Most Wanted
20 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
PS4 Add-ons
1 Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles
2 Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer
3 FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood
4 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus
5 Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
6 Injustice 2 Darkseid
7 Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
8 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition Adventure Time Mash-up
9 Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack
10 Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 1
PS VR Games
1 Arizona Sunshine Launch Edition
2 Star Trek: Bridge Crew
3 PlayStation VR Worlds
4 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
5 Batman: Arkham VR
6 Job Simulator
7 Mortal Blitz
8 Ancient Amuletor
9 Ghostbusters is Hiring: Firehouse
10 Tumble VR
PS Vita Games
1 God of War: Collection PS Vita
2 Jak and Daxter Collection
3 UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
4 Breath of Fire III
5 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
6 Gravity Rush
7 Minecraft: PlayStationVita Edition
8 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS Vita
9 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
10 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
PS Classics
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2 Bully
3 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
4 METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY
5 The Warriors
6 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
7 Star Ocean Till The End Of Time
8 THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
9 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
10 Dino Crisis 2

PlayStation Blogcast 253: Baby Games

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Welcome back! Join us on this week’s show as we reveal next week’s new PlayStation Store releases, chat about July’s PS Plus lineup, discuss our earliest gaming memories, and try to figure out the best way to introduce our children (and future children) to the medium of video games.

Stuff We Talked About

  • Introducing our kids / future kids to gaming
  • Our earliest gaming memories
  • Until Dawn
  • Game of Thrones (the game and the show!)
  • Nex Machina
  • Persona 5
  • Strafe
  • FFXIV Stormblood

Recent Episodes


The Cast

Official PlayStation Blogcast: Sid ShumanOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Justin MassongillOfficial PlayStation Blogcast: Ryan Clements

Sid Shuman – Director of Social Media, SIEA
Justin Massongill – Social Media Manager, SIEA
Ryan Clements – Sr. Social Media Specialist, SIEA


Send us questions and tips! blogcast@sony.com
Leave us a voicemail! (650) 288-6706

Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music.

[Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

Your Winners: PlayStation.Blog E3 2017 Awards

With the chaos of E3 behind us, it’s time to tally the votes and declare the winners of the show, as voted by you! As a reminder, the three categories you voted in were “Best Trailer,” “Most Anticipated PS4 Game,” and “Most Anticipated PS VR Game.” Competition was fierce in all three fields, but each saw a clear winner… and one game in particular won the day in two of the three available categories.

Without further ado… the winners!

Best Trailer
God of War
Best Trailer - Platinum
God of War

The God of War returns! It’s been a year since we first got a glimpse of Kratos’ newly bearded visage, and at this year’s Showcase we finally got a better idea of how exactly this story will play out as the team at Santa Monica Studio drops the iconic warrior into a new mythology.


Best Trailer - Gold

Marvel’s Spider-Man
Best Trailer - Silver

Monster Hunter: World
Best Trailer - Bronze

Days Gone

Most Anticipated PS4 Game
God of War
Most Anticipated PS4 Game - Platinum
God of War

Well, I can’t say I’m too surprised here. As it turns out, the final vote tallies for “Best Trailer” and “Most Anticipated PS4 Game” ended up being awfully similar! If there’s one thing we can say about you, our readers, it’s that you’re consistent.


Most Anticipated PS4 Game - Gold

Marvel’s Spider-Man
Most Anticipated PS4 Game - Silver

Monster Hunter: World
Most Anticipated PS4 Game - Bronze

Days Gone

Most Anticipated PS VR Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
Most Anticipated PS VR Game - Platinum
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

The opportunity to explore Tamriel inside PlayStation VR is alluring indeed — so much so that this was the biggest landslide of all three polls we ran here. Skyrim VR very nearly pulled in as many votes as all three runners-up combined.


Most Anticipated PS VR Game - Gold

Superhot VR
Most Anticipated PS VR Game - Silver

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
Most Anticipated PS VR Game - Bronze

The Inpatient

Editor’s Choice

2017 PS Blog E3 Awards: Editior's Choice Photo

I hope you were able to tune in to PlayStation Live From E3 2017 while we were all in Los Angeles! If not, you missed out on some enlightening developer interviews and live gameplay sessions (including an incredibly tense Detroit demo driven by yours truly). As we wrapped up the festivites, each of the hosts on the show took a moment to nominate a single game as their “Editor’s Choice” pick for E3 2017. Here’s what we picked.

Detroit: Become Human
Editor's Choice
Detroit: Become Human
Chosen by: Sid Shuman

Days Gone
Editor's Choice
Days Gone
Chosen by: Meredith Molinari

Monster Hunter World
Editor's Choice
Monster Hunter: World
Chosen by: Malik Forte

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Editor's Choice
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Chosen by: Ryan Clements

Spider-Man
Editor's Choice
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Chosen by: Justin Massongill

God of War for PS4
Editor's Choice
God of War
Chosen by: Zac Minor

Bonus! If you’d like to watch us deliberate our picks live (well, it was live) from the E3 show floor, click that enticing little “play” button below.




Whew, that about does it for this year’s Best of E3 Awards. Thank you for voting!