A little game called Beat Saber finally reached PSVR fans in mid-November and proved to be something of a hit. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that it was the best-selling PSVR game on the PS Store last month.
Beat Games’ rhythm action title topped both the US and EU lists for last month, dethroning October’s equally-popular new release, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, which fell to the sixth spot in the US and second in the EU. Unlike Astro Bot, though, Beat Saber was only made available via the PlayStation Store; there was no physical version of the game on store shelves.
Perhaps the bigger story here, though, the complete absence of From Software’s PSVR exclusive, Deracine, on the list. We loved the game, which was directed by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, but we noted in our review that it definitely wouldn’t be for everyone. That certainly seems to be the case; the game launched at the start of the month so had a few weeks headstart on later releases that have sold better.
Another big omission? Enhance Games’ Tetris Effect, which was met with critical acclaim at release. That said, VR support was only optional there so the game likely would have featured in the wider and much more competitive PS4 category had it ranked. Oh, and no sign of the excellent Transpose either. Sad face.
Other than that, both lists are populated with the usual mainstays like Job Simulator, Superhot and PlayStation VR Worlds. To be fair, November’s Black Friday event brought with it a hefty PSVR sale so there would have been a lot of people looking to pick up the essentials. We’re hoping December’s list will be given a shake-up with this week’s launch of Borderlands 2 VR.