Job Simulator And Batman Top PSVR’s 2017 Best Seller List

by David Jagneaux • January 5th, 2018

Sony’s flagship VR headset, the PSVR, really came into its own in 2017. Attending PSX down in Anaheim felt like a victory lap for the device as it comfortably sits in first place head of the Rift and Vive with over two million units and 12 million games sold.

As the first full year of consumer-grade VR is now in the books, Sony has released sales figures for the most downloaded PSVR games on the PSN Store. Since the US and EU stores are different, the lists vary as well.

These rankings do not take into account physical  sales at all.

US List:

  1. Job Simulator
  2. Superhot VR
  3. PlayStation VR Worlds
  4. I Expect You To Die
  5. Batman: Arkham VR
  6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  7. Fruit Ninja VR
  8. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  9. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  10. Driveclub VR

EU List:

  1. Batman Arkham VR
  2. Superhot VR
  3. Job Simulator
  4. PlayStation VR Worlds
  5. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  6. Robinson: The Journey
  7. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  8. Driveclub VR
  9. Sports Bar
  10. Arizona Sunshine

There’s a lot of overlap between the two lists, such as Batman, Superhot, Job Simulator, and others, but there are some big differences as well. Notably, Skyrim VR didn’t crack the top 10 for the EU but was #6 in the US. Also, almost all of the games listed are early releases for the headset, not recent ones, but that’s not uncommon for other game platforms either.

What do you think of the rankings? Are your favorites on either list? Let us know down in the comments below!

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  • care package

    Batman should have been free. More of a showcase for VR than it was an experience or ‘game’.

    • Robert Edwards

      maybe not free but regular price of 19.99 is a bit of a rip off for how short it is. it is very well done and has impressive graphics so 4.99 or so would have been more than fair though. I only paid 4 bucks on one of the key sites so I feel like I got my money’s worth.

  • I suspect that if physical sales were also accounted for in this ranking, that we’d see a lot different totals –particularly “Farpoint”, which I can attest was one of the most sought-after VR games in all of the user-groups I’m a member of.

    Resident Evil 7 also should have ranked pretty high –though I can guess why it’s not listed here… from the list, I see that it’s showing only games that were both digital only and PSVR native, and not any tiles that had non-VR modes. That excludes EVE:Valkyrie, and several others.

    Hopefully by this time, next year, VR sales totals will start to become a bit more coherent from being all inclusive, but that itself leaves room for a lot of error –such as specific means used by various retailers to track inventory, sales, etc.