GTA V’s PS4 population is up to five times more than PC’s – and is bigger than Spain

GTA V’s PS4 population is up to five times more than PC’s – and is bigger than Spain

One of the categories showed players exactly how many others had earned the same achievements/trophies. For instance, a post on Reddit revealed that 33,764 people had earned the Photo Bomber trophy in Fallout 76.

By itself that doesn’t tell us much, but PlayStation also tells you what percentage of players in each game have earned each trophy and on which platform, so you can use the two figures to calculate a pretty accurate picture of each game’s PS4 population. As of yesterday, 8.3% of Fallout 76’s PS4 audience had earned Photo Bomber – from there it’s simple maths to conclude that approximately 406,795 people have bought and installed Fallout 76 on PS4. This same method can then be extrapolated for any game, as long as you can find out how many people have won a particular trophy.

Since the discovery, enterprising players have found figures for 116 games in total, and have amalgamated their findings over at Gamstat.com. There are plenty of interesting takeaways on offer, from the fact that Battlefield Hardline has less than half the players of Battlefield 4, to FIFA 19’s relative lack of popularity in comparison to some of its more immediate predecessors.

It’s also somewhat possible to compare the audiences of cross-platform games. We can tell you, for example, that Grand Theft Auto V is between 2.5 and five times more popular on PS4 than on PC. It boasts nearly 56 million players on Sony’s platform, while SteamSpy estimates an audience of between 10-20 million (these estimates are, sadly, as accurate as we can get since Valve’s updated privacy settings affected SteamSpy’s ability to access more precise figures).

Fortnite’s audience is apparently surprisingly low, although that 16.2 million figure reportedly only relates to the Save the World mode. Rocket League is several times more popular on PS4 than on PC, with an audience of 22 million, while Firewatch could be more than twice as popular via Steam than on console. Hitman (2016) is at least four times more popular with Sony’s fanbase than on Steam, with more than eight million people having at least downloaded the free demo, compared to an upper estimate of just two million via SteamSpy.

Sony’s drawing from data from slightly earlier this year, which means more recent releases won’t be very accurate. It’s also worth noting the method outlined above isn’t likely to be accurate down to single digits, especially for larger games. If a game isn’t on the Gamstat list, it might be worth checking back after some time has passed, as the website’s operators are still seeking out other titles to add to the list.

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Ggoddkkiler

This is what happens if they release PC version 2 years later!! I hope we won't wait for RDR2 that long..


Peetstar

Ggoddkkiler said:

This is what happens if they release PC version 2 years later!! I hope we won't wait for RDR2 that long..

I wouldn't hold my breath, Rockstar are making a shitload of money on consoles so they aren't in a hurry...


mxtomek

don't worry, wa are stong on PC's and make it better

mxT3

SHADQW

There is lots of cheaters in game. I wish everyone use money hacks but hacks that they use are extremely game broker types.


uptownfunk

Hmm. When I click 'go to link' it just opens a screenshot, not the article.
As seen below:
https://www.pcgamesn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/grand-theft-auto-5-580x334.jpg


Peetstar

uptownfunk said:

Hmm. When I click 'go to link' it just opens a screenshot, not the article.
As seen below:
https://www.pcgamesn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/grand-theft-auto-5-580x334.jpg

Thx fixed it, now it should work properly


Augestflex

That's kind of crazy. 

 

The link works now.


dudu032

PC is better! (own opinion)


FernanDough

Yea makes sense. People are getting ps4s for Christmas and with GTA would be a good gift for some casuals. I think the prices are also really low for ps4 so all that makes sense to why it's getting so much attention. I personally prefer Red Dead 2 over GTA. 

(the more people that play games the better)


xavijan

Incredible

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Sony has accidentally offered players a means to find out exactly how many people have played any given game on PS4, and there are some interesting comparisons to make with PC. Last week, the company released a feature called ‘My PS4 Life’, allowing players to see how much time they’d spent on their favourite games on the console.

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