Rocket League is the Most Downloaded Game of 2016 on the PlayStation Store; Full Year Ranking Inside

on January 6, 2017 10:40 AM

2016 was a fantastic year for games.

It was arguably the greatest year ever for shooters, with the release of games like Overwatch, DOOM, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Gears of War 4 and SUPERHOT. 

Beyond shooters, there was also the release of games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Final Fantasy XV, Dishonored 2, The Last Guardian, Civilization VI, XCOM 2, Dark Souls III, Ratchet and Clank, Total War: Warhammer, Pokémon Sun & Moon, Rez Infinite, and many, many more.

Then there was also a plethora of great Indie releases, such as: Inside, The Witness, Firewatch, Hyper Light Drifter, Oxenfree, Darkest Dungeon, The Banner Saga 2, Owlboy, Stardew Valley, and again, many more.

Yeah, 2016 was a great year for games and gamers. However, despite all the great games released this year, the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Store for 2016 didn’t even come out this year. That’s right, 2016 on the PlayStation Store belonged to 2015’s  Rocket League, which took the top spot despite also being offered as a free game for PS Plus members last year.

Below, you can see full charts for the top downloaded PS4, PS3, PlayStation VR, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Classic, and add-ons for the year of 2016 in North America:

PS4 Games
1 Rocket League
2 Battlefield 1
3 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
4 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
5 Tom Clancy’s The Division
6 Grand Theft Auto V
7 Overwatch: Origins Edition
8 Battlefield 4
9 No Man’s Sky
10 EA SPORTS FIFA 17
11 NBA 2K17
12 Need for Speed
13 Star Wars Battlefront
14 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
15 Battlefield Hardline
16 Madden NFL 17
17 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
18 UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End
19 The Last Of Us Remastered
20 FINAL FANTASY XV
PS3 Games
1 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
2 The Last Of Us
3 Grand Theft Auto V
4 LittleBigPlanet 3
5 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
6 Battlefield 4
7 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
8 Need for Speed Most Wanted
9 EA SPORTS FIFA 17
10 Watch Dogs
11 Dragon Ball Xenoverse
12 Dark Souls II
13 Goat Simulator
14 Red Dead Redemption
15 EA SPORTS FIFA 16
16 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
17 Gran Turismo 6
18 Battlefield Hardline
19 MLB The Show 16
20 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
PS4 Add-ons
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening
2 Destiny: Rise of Iron
3 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus
4 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Season Pass
5 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Eclipse
6 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent
7 Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
8 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation
9 Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack
10 STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass
PlayStation VR Games
1 Job Simulator
2 Batman: Arkham VR
3 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
4 PlayStation VR Worlds
5 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
6 Here They Lie
7 Sports Bar VR
8 Carnival Games VR
9 Harmonix Music VR
10 EVE: Valkyrie
PS Vita Games
1 DIGIMON STORY CYBER SLEUTH
2 Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
3 GOD EATER: Resurrection
4 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus
5 Borderlands 2
6 Persona 4 Golden
7 Jak and Daxter Collection
8 Sword Art Online -Hollow Fragment-
9 Ratchet & Clank Collection
10 Severed
PS Classics
1 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2 Bully
3 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
4 Dark Cloud 2
5 Twisted Metal: Black
6 The Warriors
7 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
8 Star Wars Bounty Hunter
9 Rogue Galaxy
10 Manhunt

Additionally, the Best-selling PlayStation Store games for the year (all formats) on the European Store was also revealed:

  1. Rocket League (PS4)
  2. Fifa 17 (PS4)
  3. Battlefield 4 (PS4)
  4. Battlefield 1 (PS4)
  5. Destiny: Rise of Iron (PS4)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
  8. Need for Speed (PS4)
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (PS4)
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4)
  11. Ark: Survival Evolved (PS4)
  12. FIFA 16 (PS4)
  13. Battlefield Hardline (PS4)
  14. Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4)
  15. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (PS4)
  16. Hitman (PS4)
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4)
  18. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)
  19. Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
  20. Far Cry Primal (PS4)

Surprised by any games’ inclusion (or exclusion)? Did you favorite game make it? Let us know in the comments.

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