Since the industry and its consumers are shifting more and more towards digital purchases, the likes of the weekly physical UK sales charts just aren't really cutting it anymore for tracking game sales. Thankfully, Sony shares a monthly list of the best-selling titles on the PlayStation Store, providing us with a much better understanding of what PS5 and PS4 owners are actually buying. The charts for April 2021 make for good reading as far as Housemarque's Returnal is concerned too, which after just one day of availability across the month, took third place in the USA and Canada as well as fourth spot across Europe.
We assume the position bundles together PS5 digital pre-orders as well as sales made on the day of release, but those weren't enough to top the chart. MLB The Show 21 took that accolade in the US and Canada while FIFA 21 is in first place in Europe for the third consecutive month. Outriders then takes second spot in both regions. The rest of the top 10 is packed full of quality titles like It Takes Two, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Mortal Kombat 11. Remember, that's all based on native PS5 titles and doesn't include free upgrades.
As for PS4 games, Grand Theft Auto V was — amazingly — the best-selling game in Europe for the month of April 2021 while baseball once again hit a homerun with MLB The Show 21 dominating the US and Canada. Beat Saber was the top-selling PlayStation VR game (as usual) in both territories, and Call of Duty: Warzone brought in the most cash in the free-to-play market. Fortnite and Rocket League weren't far behind, however.