To help round off the year, PlayStation has put together an interactive map of the world that shows the most played PS5 and PS4 games of 2023 in a bunch of different countries. A nice idea, we're sure you'll agree, but the results are every bit as boring as you'd expect.
Going by these lists, you'd think 2023's insanely good release schedule never happened. In most of the selected regions — including the UK, Ireland, and much of central Europe — the most played games are as follows: Fortnite, an unspecified 'Call of Duty', and FIFA 23 (we assume that's because of EA Sports FC 24's September release date). In the US, Canada, and South America, the footy sim is replaced by Grand Theft Auto V. Shocker, although Argentina apparently loves a bit of Rocket League.
The only countries to really shake things up are South Korea and Japan. Diablo 4 topped South Korea's list with Elden Ring ranking third, while Japan went all-in on Apex Legends and Genshin Impact. Finally, some degree of variety!
Dare we ask what your most played games of 2023 were? Admit that you spent 5,000 hours playing Fortnite in the comments section below.