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Sony has revealed the US PlayStation Store’s top digital downloads for the month of August. A couple of new games entered the PlayStation 4 top 20, but there’s one new release that stands out for its somewhat surprising absence.
Madden NFL 20 took the No. 1 spot in the rankings after launching at the very beginning of the month on August 2. Its position on top of the pile isn’t too surprising considering EA recently announced that digital sales for Madden 20 have exceeded physical sales for the first time in series history. In celebration of the NFL’s 100th season kicking off last night, EA is currently offering a free trial for Madden 20 that you can play until September 8. This gives you a good chance to try out the new Superstar KO mode.
The rest of the chart is business as usual with mainstays like Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, and Marvel’s Spider-Man hovering around the top of the chart. Scroll all the way down to No. 20, however, and you’ll find another new entry: The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. Supermassive Games’ story-driven horror game was only released on August 30 but managed to shift enough digital units to crack the top 20. PlayStation doesn’t reveal sales numbers so it’s impossible to tell how well it did.
By comparison, Remedy’s Control was released three days before Man of Medan and is notable for its absence in the top 20. It sold enough physical copies to crack the UK’s all-formats top four during the week of its release. Amazon also heavily discounted the paranormal shooter which may have led to fewer digital purchases.