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US PS Store's top-selling PS4 game is Flower

Thatgamecompany's PS3 remake tops digital charts

The top-selling PS4 game on the US PlayStation Store is thatgamecompany's gorgeous petal-collecting game, Flower.

Granted, if you include PS3-to-PS4 'Digital Upgrades', the list is a whole lot more predictable; Call of Duty: Ghosts ahead of Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. But remove upgrade downloads, leaving only PS4 games that were newly purchased via the PS Store, and the game that comes out on top is, rather surprisingly, Flower.

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Has the world gone mad? Not quite.

SCEA included a $10 PSN credit voucher with every PS4. The obvious assumption is that, with little to choose from (and Flower being as good as it is) thatgamecompany's $7 remake was the best thing to be had with the free money for a great number of people who just can't bare to let $10 sit there doing nothing.

In an era dominated by shooters, this is a pleasant surprise. Flower is excellent; more a serene interactive audio-visual experience than a 'game' in the traditional sense, there's no win or lose, no high score and no script. You tilt the controller to fly flower petals through the air, gathering new petals until your swooshing tail stretches back with hundreds of them. Your eyes are treated to blasts of vivid color as as the soothing soundtrack massages your brain.

Look, you either get it or you don't. But you should totally get it - it's basically free.

Here are the PS4's US PS Store charts (with and without digital upgrades):

PS4 (Without Digital Upgrades)

1)Flower
2)Need for Speed Rivals
3)Battlefield 4
4)NBA 2K14
5)Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
6)Call of Duty: Ghosts
7)Killzone Shadow Fall
8)Madden NFL 25
9)Trine 2: Complete Story
10)EA SPORTS FIFA 14
11)Sound Shapes PS4
12)LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
13)Knack
14)Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
15)Super Motherload
16)RESOGUN
17)Just Dance 2014
18)EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 14
19)Contrast
20)Angry Birds Star Wars

PS4 (With Digital Upgrades)

1)Call of Duty: Ghosts
2)Battlefield 4
3)Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
4)Flower
5)Need for Speed Rivals
6)NBA 2K14
7)Killzone Shadow Fall
8)Madden NFL 25
9)Trine 2: Complete Story
10)EA SPORTS FIFA 14
11)Sound Shapes PS4
12)Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
13)LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
14)Knack
15)Super Motherload
16)RESOGUN
17)Just Dance 2014
18)EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 14
19)Contrast
20)Angry Birds Star Wars

More charts are on the US PS Blog.

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