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Top 20 bestselling PS4 games on PSN in August 2017

Madden NFL 18

Sony have released a list of the top selling PlayStation Network games in the UK and the US for August 2017. For the first time since its release the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy isn’t in top position, with Madden 18 and Ninja Theoroy’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice ending Crash’s two month reign at the top of the charts.

Madden 18, EA’s long-running American football simulation, soared straight to the top of the US charts, relegating Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to second place, but Ninja Theory’s action adventure fared better in the UK.

Madden games have always had limited appeal in the UK, where American football is a niche sport, enabling Hellblade to take top spot – a significant achievement for Ninja Theory, an independent publisher.

The extent of Ninja Theory’s achievement is put into context by the fact that two other new releases, Sonic Mania and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, place below Hellblade in both the US and UK charts.

Sonic Mania charted at three in the US and eight in the UK, while Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, a spin-off from the main Uncharted series featuring two female leads, placed at five in the US and two in the UK.

All told, it was a good month for new games, with four of the top five US games (Madden NFL 18, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Sonic Mania and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy) new releases and the top two titles in the UK (Hellblade and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy) fresh on the shelves.

That said, the remainder of the chart highlighted the potential for games with a strong online multiplayer platform to achieve enduring sales.

Rocket League and Minecraft sit in the middle of both the US and UK charts, while Grand Theft Auto V is still as high as sixth in the US charts three years after its PS4 release.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege also continues to perform well, sitting in the top five of both the UK and US charts, while popular indie RPG Undertale deserves a mention for making it to eight in the US chart.

A good month for new games, then – particularly Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – but the PSN charts also highlight the increasing ability of games to sustain high sales for a prolonged period.

August 2017’s Best-Selling PS4 Games on PSN in the US

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  3. Sonic Mania
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  5. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Friday the 13th
  8. Undertale
  9. Minecraft
  10. EA Sports UFC 2
  11. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  12. Rocket League
  13. Need for Speed
  14. LawBreakers
  15. Absolver
  16. For Honor
  17. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm
  18. The Evil Within
  19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  20. Overcooked

August 2017’s Best-Selling PS4 Games on PSN in Europe

  1. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  7. EA Sports UFC 2
  8. Sonic Mania
  9. Rocket League
  10. Minecraft
  11. FIFA 17
  12. Mortal Kombat XL
  13. The Last of Us Remastered
  14. Cities: Skylines
  15. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  16. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  17. Star Wars Battlefront
  18. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  19. Friday the 13th
  20. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

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