PlayStation Store's Most-Downloaded Games of 2016 Revealed

Rocket League comes out on top.

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Sony today announced the most-downloaded games of the year for the PlayStation Store for 2016--and the No. 1 game might surprise you.

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Psyonix's hit soccer-with-cars game Rocket League, which was originally released in 2015, came out on top for PlayStation 4 in North America, outperforming 2016 blockbusters like Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Unlike those games, Rocket League is a $20 game that was discounted a number of times during the year.

Rounding out the top five best-sellers on PS4 were Battlefield 1, Minecraft, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and The Division.

On PS3, the top five best-selling games, in order, were Minecraft, The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto V, LittleBigPlanet 3, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. Job Simulator was the most-downloaded PlayStation VR game, while Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth came out on top for PlayStation Vita.

Sony also today announced the top-performers for December, with Ark: Survival Evolved landing in the No. 1 position on PS4. Go to the PlayStation Blog to see a full rundown of December's most-download PlayStation Store games.

You can visit the European PlayStation Blog to see the most-downloaded games in that region for December and all of 2016.

PlayStation Store Most-Downloaded Games of 2016:

via NeoGAF

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. FIFA 17
  11. NBA 2K17
  12. Need for Speed
  13. Star Wars Battlefront
  14. 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. FIFA 17
  10. Watch Dogs
  11. Dragon Ball Xenoverse
  12. Dark Souls II
  13. Goat Simulator
  14. Red Dead Redemption
  15. 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

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

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    Spiritbomb2012

    So if infinite Warfare was 4th out of the Year and only was released at start of november, wow thats a lot of sales in the short time. It nearly beat Battlefield 1, which was out for longer.

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    IAmMcGruber

    @Spiritbomb2012: only a couple weeks longer. More impressive would be final Fantasy which came oute late december

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    puaemerson

    That's a misleading statement - Rocket League was free earlier this year and is no indication of actual sales.

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    Chip1010

    @puaemerson: Rocket League was free in 2015, not 2016. Which makes this all the more fascinating.

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    PunkerFrank

    Rocket League is a classic, well deserved.

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    SprSynJn

    @punkerfrank: To each his own I suppose. I personally paid for it and have found it severely lacking thus far. I will try to out once more, but I'm not expecting much.

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    PunkerFrank

    @SprSynJn: My praise mainly comes from the core gameplay. At worse keep the next bigger budget version, which i'm sure will eventually come, on your radar.

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    PhoenixML

    Minecraft in the Top 3 of all three platforms. Where are all those players?

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    Flyin3lvl

    @PhoenixML: me , hello

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    NovaPrime1985

    Good to see The Last of Us on both PS4 & PS3 lists. Great game.

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    edinko

    @novaprime1985: For you. I quit half way through. Its very hard to think of something that bored me more than Last of us or generally ND cutscene snoozefests.

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    sakaiXx

    @edinko: not everyone will love it.

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    tom_cat_01

    Good to see Severed make it (just about) onto the Vita list. Great game.

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    Newagegamersare

    It's my most played game on ps4, easily sink an hour of gameplay in everynight.