Tetris and Call of Duty top 2011’s best-selling Playstation Network downloads

tetris and call of duty top 2011s best selling playstation network downloads psnSure, 2011 is in the rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean we’re done looking back on the year. Sony recently its list of the year’s top-selling games and downloads on the PlayStation Network, and the titles on that list might surprise you — mainly because most of them weren’t released in 2011.

There are actually two lists covering 2011’s top downloads: one for full downloadable games and one for downloads of all types (including DLC, PlayStation Minis, and anything else that can be purchased on the network).

Here’s how the lists break down:

Best-selling PSN games for 2011 (excludes PS Minis):

Resident Evil 4
Infamous: Festival of Blood
Back to the Future: The Game – Full Series
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
Castle Crashers
Battlefield 1943
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

And here’s the list of the top downloads on the PSN over the course of the year:

Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike
Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation: Content Pack 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation: Content Pack 3
MLB 11 The Show Road to the Show Training Points
FIFA Soccer 12 Premium Gold Pack
Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection: Content Pack 4
Angry Birds
FUT – Premium Gold Pack
MLB 10 The Show Road to the Show Training Points
FIFA Soccer 12 Premium Gold Jumbo

Yes, according to Sony’s list, Tetris was the best-selling game on the PSN in 2011, and Call of Duty: Black Ops accounted for four of the top six most-downloaded items on the network. It’s also worth noting that the only game on the list of the top PSN downloads was Angry Birds, a PlayStation Mini.

The FIFA and MLB franchises also accounted for multiple spots in the PSN’s top ten downloads, which offers yet another reminder of both titles’ global appeal.

There’s more info on the list at Game Informer, which posted the original info from Sony.


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