Pavlov VR, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, and Kayak VR: Mirage have been made the most popular games out on PSVR2 right now, topping the PlayStation Blog's download charts for last month. With physical copies of PSVR2 titles so few and far between, what we have here is essentially the headset's best-selling experiences. Pavlov VR has proven most popular, downloaded the most across the USA, Canada, and all of Europe.
The Dark Pictures spin-off Switchback VR was the second most popular PSVR2 game in the USA and Canada, while Kayak VR: Mirage took that accolade in Europe. The poorly named The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution also proved pretty popular, and so too did Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge.
Below you'll find the PS Store's most popular PSVR2 games, with the list excluding PSVR to PSVR2 game upgrades as well as hardware bundles.
|Position||USA + Canada||Europe|
|1||Pavlov VR||Pavlov VR|
|2||The Dark Pictures: Switchback||Kayak VR: Mirage|
|3||Kayak VR: Mirage||The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution|
|4||The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution||Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge|
|5||Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge||Drums Rock|
|6||Pistol Whip||Pistol Whip|
|7||Horizon Call of the Mountain||Synth Riders|
|8||Swordsman VR||Swordsman VR|
|9||Drums Rock||Horizon Call of the Mountain|
|10||Job Simulator||Job Simulator|
How many of these PSVR2 games did you buy? Let us know in the comments below.
Interesting that CotM is relatively low in the mist. The high price tag might be a reason.
Looking forward to try out Pavlov and Kayak soon.
Most importantly, the list misses off two of the biggest and most popular games, in Resi a village and GT7.
Of the rest, it’s interesting to see Switchback did so well off the back of Rush of Blood. I do suspect many, like me, preordered, but perhaps didn’t cancel their preorder like I did.
@thefourfoldroot1 did you enjoy switchback? I was really looking forward to it but was put off by the review.
There's a good game in Switchback but it is really blurry. I had fun with it but a patch could elevate it so much.
I would assume most people already owned them?
I bought both well before PS VR 2 came out in hope they would be updated for VR once released.
Shame, some PS VR 1 games I bought likely won't show up on PS VR 2 though.
Kayak VR I'm guilty of buying. Not recommended. Not much in the way of a game and as for the experience part, it's lacking after a few minutes.
GT7 is like a new game in VR.
@Reeneman I would guess that’s because the majority that wanted Call of the Mountain would’ve gone for the bundle.
Flatscreen titles with added VR modes like RE8 and GT7 are not included in the list, and neither are CotM's bundled copies.
@Muttt I got Kayak solely to let my dad experience the current state of VR without subjecting him to anything that might be too hard for a non-gamer (he also tried Pistol Whip but noped out very quickly).
Not as many as you would think. I only bought Resi Village because it came to VR, had no interest in playing it flat. If anything anyone who wanted to play it flat would have already had it bug the time the VR2 released, so I would be interested in seeing the sales uptick.
Wish I hadn’t finished GT7 before it got announced for VR, but they left the announcement too late.
I cancelled my preorder on hearing the initial reviews. Will likely pick it up on sale. Have too many PSVR2 games to play before I get to ones that might not be finished or optimised well.
I've seen a lot of buyer's remorse posts for Kayak VR specifically, which lines up nicely with it selling so well.
I’ll be honest I loved kayak and still do for the price it’s easy for others to experience and the subtleties of the haptics and sense of being somewhere else made it my go to game at launch - way better than cotm - imo
@Gaia093 Just to balance things out, I’m in the buyer’s satisfaction camp with Kayak VR. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it beautifully. Makes for a nice change of pace between more action focused titles, but your enjoyment is entirely dependent upon how much you like to explore for the sake of exploring.
@JayTheAverageGamer re village and gt7 don't show up on psvr2 sales because they're not psvr2 games naturally or I'm sure they would
The list says it excludes hardware bundles. Does that mean that Horizon's bundle numbers are''t included in this? At first I thought it seemed strangely low, especially in Europe, but if that's excluding the bundle, it could easily mean it's #1 in both territories as I assume most of the sales are in the bundles.
Hard for the list to tell us much if it's missing a lot of CotM's sales, and doesn't tell us much about how GT7, RE8, NMS, etc might be thriving in VR2. Plus all the games with upgrades. I know CotM (bundle) was huge for me, while NMS and GT7 are my mainstays I keep telling myself to play something else and somehow keep getting myself sucked further in.
Parts of the list make sense, Pavlov is an excellent game. I'm not a big online shooter fan and can only take it in small increments because it's dealing with other humans and while everyone's been polite hearing people's voice is still as cringe as I fear. But I've had fun overall the few times I played it online.
Kayak is the cheap ubiquitous tech demo. Nobody loves it but everyone has to try it, because it's very unique, and it's cheap enough to just try it. Easily a top performer.
Swordsman.....even I ended up buying to try it, but I think it's sad that it's so high up in the list and is easily one of the worst games IMO.
No Moss 2 seems shocking to me. Synth riders not charting in the US?! I guess it's niche but I'd have loved to see better performance from Dyschronia (but it's expensive with its episodic trilogy and the end isn't out until June), also a shame Cities VR isn't doing better, though is that one of the upgrade games that's not listed? The one I'm shocked about is not seeing Light Brigade charting. I though that would be doing much better than it is via word of mouth.
I’m going to assume Swordsman’s success is due to people wanting to wield swords in VR. Developers please take note and give us some fantasy games to balance out all the zombie stuff!
@JayTheAverageGamer These charts are for VR only games. Games that can be played on a TV aren't counted.
The landscape is a bit dry when it comes to psvr2 content
I suppose I could play some 2D content but when you get that good VR game it’s hard to not want more.
So far resident evil 8 is my tops
Horizon CoTM was a good showcase but a bit on rails
Just started Retribution (have smacked myself in the head trying to stab zombies several times) enjoying it so far
Other than that haven’t tried GT and find myself looking at stuff I’d never look at just because I’m craving content.
With PSVR 1 some of the most gaming I got in was with RE7, NMS an outdated Skyrim
So wouldn’t mind ports if we’ll done and it just helped fill the content void.
Switchback not in list in EU says it all .
I only have CotM, which came bundled, and GT7, which isn't strictly VR. So I guess I contributed nothing to these sales charts. I will try Switchback eventually, when it's on sale.
Mostly just waiting on Beat Saber upgrade atm.
Out of these, i own none. I plan on getting Walking Dead, Star Wars & Job Simulator at some point.
I’m glad Pavlov is up here as it needs to be selling to keep a strong playerbase.
Gimme physical copies please. 😢
Kayak VR is kind of decent(at best) in short bursts, but it's a bit too low key and simple for my liking. Plus I typically hate anything in VR that leans towards being more of a simulator. Sure, you can come across the odd turtle, Whale, dolphins(etc) but you have to seek them out and actually take the time to look for them. Kayaking in VR just makes me want to do it in the real world, which would be 1000x better...Just not in the antarctic, or shark infested waters.
Runner was a letdown with it's overly complex cumbersome game play and lackluster environments, and I don't have the patience for Jurassic World Aftermath's stealth packed slow burn of a main campaign, Plus, Horizon failed to impress based on the 2+ hours i threw into it. Maybe I should give it another chance, i hear the devs may of gotten rid of the added motion blur they threw into it for smooth turning.
I don't know, VR can be amazing, but I'd really like to see more games that make use of traditional controls rather than everything practically being motion based.
@ORO_ERICIUS and Switchback at #2 in the US says it all?? 🤷🏻♂️
I really enjoy Kayak Mirage VR. It’s a good game to jump into when I’m having a stressful day. Also, I had lots of fun unlocking the trophies. Switchback is pretty awesome. my GF is playing it too and she loves it, since she’s really into arcade shooters and the dark pictures games. I’m big on rhythm games so I picked up Synth riders and Ragnarock as well! Great time overall!
@xblue_bomberx of course not lol .
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