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May 15

April 2012 PSN Top Sellers: I Am Alive Survives The Competition

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

April was a close race for the top spot: PSN exclusive Journey continued to see major play, with fighting game par excellence SkullGirls and emotionally exhausting survival epic The Walking Dead Episode 1 following close behind. But it was Ubisoft’s harrowing tale of one man’s survival amidst catastrophe that claimed the top spot — I Am Alive was this month’s most-downloaded PSN game.

On PS Vita, Escape Plan entered its third month of leadership on the PS Vita PlayStation Store. In Add-Ons, Call of Duty content (both new and old) stormed in, while MLB 12: The Show content shared some of the top honors.

Get the download on all of April’s top sellers below. Think you can predict what next month’s top sellers will be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Top 20 PSN Games of The Month

Top 20 PSN and PS3 Full Games

1) I Am Alive – Ubisoft’s twist on the survival genre edged it above last month’s top seller Journey.
2) Journey
3) SkullGirls
4) The Walking Dead – Episode 1: A New Day –  TellTale explores player choice and consequence.
5) The House of the Dead 4
6) Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
7) Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
8) Grand Theft Auto IV
9) NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
10) Gotham City Impostors – Fervent support from developer and community for this multiplayer world.
11) Sonic CD
12) inFAMOUS Festival of Blood – Last year’s dark adventure demonstrates impressive staying power.
13) World Gone Sour
14) Resident Evil 4
15) The Simpsons Arcade Game
16) Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
17) Dead Rising 2 Off The Record
18) Warrior Orochi 3
19) Pinball Arcade – Cracking the top 20 on both PS3 and PS Vita, this realistic pinball simulation packed an impressive value proposition: buy one version and you get the other for free.
20) Castle Crashers

Top 10 PS Vita Games




1) Escape Plan – With a friendly price point and continuing Add-On content, there’s no reason every PS Vita owner shouldn’t have this gem.
2) Pinball Arcade
3) Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
4) Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
5) Plants vs. Zombies
6) Super Stardust Delta
7) Unit 13
8) StarDrone Extreme
9) Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
10) MLB 12 The Show

Top 5 PS3 Add-Ons




1) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Collection 1 – A special collection of all the current Add-On proved too good for COD fans to pass up.
2) MLB 12 The Show Road to the Show Training Points (6,000)
3) Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection: Content Pack 4
4) MLB 12 The Show Road to the Show Training Points (1,000)
5) Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation: Content Pack 2

Top 5 PSone Classics




1) Final Fantasy VII – Final Fantasy VII is Final Fantasy VII. You know the deal.
2) Resident Evil 2
3) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
4) Final Fantasy IX
5) Final Fantasy VIII

Top 5 PSP Games




1) Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – Addictive Monster Hunting action just barely edged out the competition to reach the top PSP spot!
2) Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
3) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
4) Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
5) NBA 2K12 PSP

Add Your Own

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Benmo316 said:

May 15th, 7:53 pm

How the heck can I Am Alive be the best selling PSN game? It’s almost as bad as Amy. C’mon people, make wiser purchases!

DarkOne_PR said:

May 15th, 7:55 pm

I will soon buy a 50$ psn card so i can get Escape Plan, Mutant Blob and Legend of dragoon!

Also, to S-E… FF7 REMAKE ALREADY!!! how much proof do u need that the playstation community WANT IT!!! keeping in the tops spots month after month should let u know FF7 remake will sell BILLIONS!!!!

U once said, Buy the FF7 PSN game and enjoy it and then we can talk. We have done it we have bought it! ITS TIME TO TALK!

NOTE: Hell i even bough LBP2 to get a reason to buy the FF7 customs! HURRY UP FF7 REMAKE FOR E3!!!
Sony will blow out whatever the hell microsoft and nintendo announce with just saying FF7 in the sony E3.

TerraAshura said:

May 15th, 8:55 pm

@52 Seriously? I want a FFVII remake as much as anyone but this is Sony’s gig, not S-E’s. Think you’re barking up the wrong tree, in all honesty.

WastelandDan said:

May 15th, 11:03 pm

Well @53 i bark at forests my self not trees…i think the crys for an FF7 should be heard everywere…EVERYWERE!

supply & DEMAND…demand…demand…….

Although it IS true, SE is the best tree to bark at in this instance.

Hooligantuan said:

May 16th, 12:47 am

Gotham City Impostors is a really cool game.

The servers are currently down to prepare for a patch, so the connections are P2P at the moment, but later in the week it should be running optimally again.

djml9 said:

May 16th, 1:11 pm

@43 try starting a downloded game and then check the xmb. my ps3 had this problem for 2+ years, then spontaniously healed.

DaggerDragon666 said:

May 18th, 4:18 am

We need more games were we can create houses, harvest food, etc(co-op). We would like to know if ur remaking the Final Fantasy game and what amount of progress ur making plz. I really love FFX, FFX-2 and FFXII so plz remake them.

nov_17th said:

May 20th, 11:58 am

It’s nice to see story games like Walking dead and I am Alive making some of that glorious green paper.

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