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

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

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)

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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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