We’re not willing to risk losing an enormous chunk of our readership by saying derogatory things about American Football, so instead we’ll get straight to the point: EA’s hastily published NFL Blitz has done alright for itself in 2012’s inaugural PSN best-sellers list, beating out fellow arcade sports rival, erm, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, to top the downloadable charts for January.

All said January wasn’t an especially hot month for new releases, with faithful favourites inFamous: Festival of Blood and Sonic CD both holding onto top-five positions.

AMY was perhaps the most notable new release of the month, finishing up in a respectable ninth – a miracle considering its scathing reviews.

Elsewhere, on the PSone Classics chart, Final Fantasy VII reclaimed its all-too-obvious place at the top of the charts, while Corpse Party continued its domination of the PSP digital best-sellers list. We wonder if the quirky visual novel will get brushed aside once the Vita launches properly next week.

Top-selling PS3 game downloads for January 2012

1. NFL Blitz
2. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
3. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
4. inFAMOUS 2 Festival of Blood
5. Sonic CD
6. PAYDAY: The Heist
7. Dungeon Defenders
8. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
9. AMY
10. Crysis
11. Resident Evil 4
12. Shadow of the Colossus
13. Castle Crashers
14. Trine 2
15. REAL STEEL
16. Darksiders
17. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
18. Battlefield 1943
19. Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
20. Saints Row 2

[via blog.us.playstation.com]