PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads of 2016

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PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads of 2016

2016 was a pretty fantastic year for games, but you’ll never guess what the most downloaded game at PlayStation Store was this year.

Rocket League!

Psyonix’s supersonic acrobatic take on vehicular sporting continues to delight — even though it launched in 2015 (free for PS Plus members, even!) it garnered more downloads than anything else on our network. Impressive!

Read to see the full PS4, PS3, PS VR charts and more for the full year. You’ll find December’s top downloads a bit further down, just under the 2016 tables. Enjoy!

Top Downloads: 2016 (Full Year)
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
11 NBA 2K17
12 Need for Speed
13 Star Wars Battlefront
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
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
10 Watch Dogs
11 Dragon Ball Xenoverse
12 Dark Souls II
13 Goat Simulator
14 Red Dead Redemption
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
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
Top Downloads: December 2016 (Month Only)
PS4 Games
1 ARK: Survivor’s Pack
3 Need for Speed
4 Grand Theft Auto V
5 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
6 Battlefield 1
7 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
8 Watch Dogs 2
9 Star Wars Battlefront
10 Rocket League
11 Titanfall 2
13 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
14 Bloodborne
17 Overwatch: Origins Edition
18 Madden NFL 17
19 NBA 2K17
20 Until Dawn
PS3 Games
2 Grand Theft Auto V
3 The Last Of Us
4 Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
5 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
6 Goat Simulator
7 Need for Speed Most Wanted
8 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
9 Madden NFL 17
10 LittleBigPlanet 3
11 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
12 Shadow of the Colossus
13 Watch Dogs
14 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
15 Gran Turismo 6
16 South Park: The Stick of Truth
17 Destiny
18 NBA 2K17
19 Saints Row 2
20 Mafia II
PS4 Add-ons
2 STAR WARS Battlefront Season Pass
3 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus
4 The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Season Pass
6 Battlefield 1 Premium Pass
7 Black Ops III – The Giant Zombies Map
8 Destiny: Rise of Iron
9 Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation
10 Tom Clancy’s The Division Expansion II: Survival
PlayStation VR Games
1 Job Simulator
2 I Expect You To Die
3 Fruit Ninja VR
4 PlayStation VR Worlds
5 Batman: Arkham VR
6 Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
7 Sports Bar VR
8 Here They Lie
9 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
10 Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
PS Vita Games
1 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
2 Muramasa Rebirth Complete Collection
3 Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition
4 Jak and Daxter Collection
5 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus
6 Darkest Dungeon
7 Axiom Verge
8 Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 Plus
9 Ray Gigant
10 Severed
PS Classics
1 Twisted Metal: Black
2 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
3 Bully
5 Star Wars Bounty Hunter
6 Destroy All Humans! 2
7 The Warriors
8 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
10 Destroy All Humans!

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  • Congrats to Rocket League!

    • I’m Assuming this list isn’t including hard copies. Because I don’t think Rocket League is even on a disc

    • Well Mini Beast, the article is called “PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads of 2016” and above each table it says “Top Downloads” so yes, this isn’t hard copies because you don’t download a hard copy. And actually Rocket League is on a disc, it got a physical collector’s edition release last summer.

    • There is a hard copy of rocket league.

    • Yea! I congrats! FYI I play rocket league and it is a amazing game! You should totaly try it if you have not!

  • I’m 2nd! ??

  • I’m glad ESO is well. Will have revisit one.

  • Still no Dishonored 2? That makes me sad. Love the game.

    • Personally, I bought it new on disk from amazon, for less than it’s been offered even on sale through PSN. Some of the numbers in November and December get skewed by black Friday deals, I think.

  • Rocket League TOTALLY deserves it!

    …feel so FRESH in this sad era of gaming were DLC affects gameplay and games are won by the players that put the most money and/or time to unlock “powers” in the game…wich has no place in competitives modes.

    The only DLC that should be accepted is visual customisation, “maps”, news modes or new SP content that add longetivity to the game. I really hope devs will take notes, especially Naughty Dog, they’re on top as far as SP games but their MP is suffering a lot of their bad practices (DLC guns and boosters that affect gameplay and put players on unequal grounds, games are depending too much on “powers” and not enough on real “pure” gameplay, something they almost nailed in U2, except for SA).

    I will still play ROCKET LEAGUE regularly for all of 2017! :)

  • Wow, no Last Guardian for December only? It launched at the beginning of the month. Thats insane. People are missing out on a great game.

    • We’ve been waiting for that game for 8 years. We can wait another one just to get if cheaper.

    • Or just skip it because it’s boring

    • Well, the game is 60 USD’s. Once it drops to 20-30 (if ever) then I’m sure more people will pick it up and enjoy it at that price. Last Guardian has to compete with other 60 dollar titles and titles that aren’t pushed at 60 but are still better than what Last Guardian has to offer. I’m not entirely surprised that it’s not up there.

  • Who are these people who are still buying GTA? I thought everyone has it by now!

  • Digimon: Cyber Sleuth was first in Vita and those Bandai Namco fools won’t release Next Order on Vita?

    Truly a dissapointing move

  • yooooo VR peeps, jump on BATTLEZONE its amazing!!! unlock new tanks, upgrade tanks, new weapons, new special weapons, huge survival campaign AND online!!!! also dont need move controllers!

    also it has classic mode like the old 90s green outline tank game!

    i hope this game get mad support because id be into DLC other then just cosmetic.

    if they added the helicopters to it that would be UNREAL!!!

    and keep adding multiplayer components would be unreal too.

    • Seconded — Battlezone is fantastic!

    • I liked the demo, but $60 is a little high for what it is. I’ll wait for a discount/price drop. Feel like this is a game where the model that would make more sense would be a low entry price, and then, as @k2GM says, keep adding new DLC .

  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth manages to be the best selling vita game for 2016 yet Bamco only brings over the PS4 version of Next Order.

    *Slow clap*

  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth was the best selling digital Vita release in 2016 and Bandai Namco rewards that loyalty by localizing the next game in the series on the platform exclusively on PS4.

    Can wait for them to either not make God Eater 3 on Vita, or not localize that version.

  • Interesting to see a Ratchet Collection and Jak Collection make it for the top ten for Vita for the year. Now imagine if we had an original Vita Exclusive Jak and Daxter game and original Ratchet game. It would be number one. Same could be said for other franchises like God of War, Infamous, GTA and etc. So much missed potential for the Vita. At least give us San Andreas for Vita.

  • What, no ps4 exclusives among top 10? Oh of course! They suck!

  • I heard of rocket League but had to look it up to see the details. Soccer with cars….cars are awesome but soccer is just so lame….might give it a try as I think I have it from a Plus free game.

    Really surprised there is no Fallout 4 on those lists!

    • I felt the same way as you, and can tell you that it turns out to be a lot more fun than you think. I actually got my brother and brother-in-law to buy it after playing it with me on my ps4, and neither of them are into soccer either.

  • Congrats to toppers!

    One question: Does top downloads equals top sales? I mean, I could’ve bought the game in 2015 and download it only now. Like 2 years after the purchase.

  • How is Black Ops 3 not on the most downloaded of 2016 but Hardline and The Division is? This list has to be messed up!!!! Nice going SONY!!

  • i was really hoping rocket league would be free this year but no. I’ll Guess i have to pay.

  • “2016 was a fantastic year for games” Too bad it was also a horrible year for pretty much everything else. That horrible Ghostbusters reboot that I still refuse to even watch, all the celebrity deaths that has happened recently, the fact they shot down a gorilla because some stupid mother didn’t watch over her kid, the fact that we’re stuck with two horrible presidential candidates, I can fill up this whole comment with all the things that made 2016 such an awful year.

    • Is there anything in your life that doesn’t bring you misery? You genuinely seem miserable about everything.

    • @Seluhir Wow. Just… wow. Are you that sick? Do you have a heart of ice? Where were you when all the celebrities (Carrie Fisher, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, Kenny Baker, Prince, countless others) passed away in 2016? Are you one of those SJWs defending that awful Ghostbusters reboot? I’m not being miserable, I’m just expressing my thoughts on how 2016 is an awful year. Okay? It’s not just me who hated 2016, it’s everyone else that hated it.

    • okay… so yes everything in life DOES bring you misery. Got it. I hope someday you realize that life isn’t so bad and there are lots of things to be happy about.

    • @Seluhir I was aware of that. 2016 is a horrible year, there are three things I can think that are good in 2016. The Deadpool movie, the new Doom game, and the Star Wars movie Rogue One. You see, not everything brings me misery, it’s just all of the bad events that happened in 2016 that made it a horrible year. And I really hope you have some respect for those celebrities who passed away in 2016.

    • Did you know that in the time it took for you to write this post, thousands of people died around the world?

      Celebrities are just people and death is the natural conclusion of life. It’s just another step in the cycle. There’s no reason to grieve for every single life that ends – you’ll never have any happiness at all if you try that.

      I do hope that those who they left behind can find solace in the good that their life brought to others, though.

  • Impress about the VR list, not Rigs there? Great game!

    Maybe i get job Simulator tomorow, want a another VR game

  • PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless Headset!!!!!!!

    What is the release date????? You guys said 1/12 but every retailer has 1/31!!

    Has it been delayed again? Why, if its delayed yet again, is there still no announcement about a delay when its only 2 days until its supposed to release? I’ve been trying to get someone from Sony to talk about this for days now, but its like you guys are nonexistent or just don’t care.

    PLEASE ANSWER! I have $160.00 you want, you have a product I want; let’s make a deal.

  • Everyone I know buys physical when a good game comes out (when they have that option).
    FromSoftware games I buy physical. Everyone I know also picked up Dark Souls 3 physical.
    So to rank them is to compare apples to oranges to cookies and only count fruit votes.

    So congratulations ranked games that people did not feel like leaving the houses for.
    Dark Souls 3 is still the better game :P

  • That’s some interesting logic there.

  • Has everyone forgotten about Just Cause 3? Oh wait, that was 2 years ago.

  • cool list thanks psn

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