Hitman 3 Sneaks Into 2nd Place On Most Downloaded PS Store Games For January

Despite launching in the second half of January, Hitman 3 became the second most downloaded game on the PlayStation Store last month. The assassin was topped by Black Ops Cold War in North America and FIFA 21 in Europe.

Beyond Hitman 3, January was light on blockbuster releases. Accordingly, the PlayStation Store charts are topped by titles that launched around the 2020 holiday season. Several underdogs even make an appearance, such as Temtem, Gang Beasts, and Jump Force.

Here’s the full list of PlayStation Store’s top downloads in January (US Canada/Europe):

PS5 Games

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / FIFA 21
  • Hitman 3 / Hitman 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales / Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Madden NFL 21 / Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • NBA 2K21 / Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla / Mortal Kombat 11
  • FIFA 21 / Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Demon’s Souls / Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • Mortal Kombat 11 / Demon’s Souls
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege / No Man’s Sky
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure / NBA 2K21
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising / WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Godfall / Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • No Man’s Sky / Madden NFL 21
  • Watch Dogs: Legion / Dead by Daylight: Special Edition
  • Dead by Daylight: Special Edition / Borderlands 3
  • Borderlands 3 / Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition / Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Dirt 5 / Godfall
  • Temtem / Dirt 5

IO Interactive recently announced that Hitman 3 has already recouped its development costs, and seeing it earn a high spot on the list is a great sign for its future. Meanwhile, both FIFA 21 and Black Ops Cold War continue to dominate and will likely continue to place high on the list throughout the rest of the year.

As for the top PS4 downloads of January, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took top honors in both US/Canada and Europe, followed by GTA V and Minecraft. Beat Saber, Job Simulator, and Superhot VR took home top honors for most downloaded PS VR games of the month across both regions, and Rocket League continues to dominate as the most-downloaded free-to-play game.

To see all the data from January, head over to the official PlayStation Blog.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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