Sony has revealed its 20 best-selling games of 2016 on the PlayStation Store and surprisingly, it wasn’t a 2016 release that topped the list!
Rocket League, the 2015 soccer-with-cars sensation that was widely considered one of the best games of that year, was the most downloaded game on the PS Store in 2016. While it’s unclear exactly why Psyonix’s game was able to top the year’s biggest games, Rocket League’s relatively low price, frequent (and free) DLC updates, and repeated discounts throughout the year surely contributed to its high popularity with PS4 owners.
One of the other big surprises in Sony’s list is that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, arguably the biggest PS4 exclusive of the year, only just beat out developer Naughty Dog’s previous game, The Last of Us Remastered, which speaks both to the latter’s enduring popularity and the strong competition offered by other titles in 2016 (although, to be fair, Uncharted 4’s overall sales, including physical media, were very strong, surpassing the number sold by every previous entry in the series by a considerable margin).
Here is the full list of the top 20 most downloaded PS4 games in North America:
- Rocket League
- Battlefield 1
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Tom Clancy’ The Division
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Overwatch: Origins Edition
- Battlefield 4
- No Man’s Sky
- EA Sports FIFA 17
- NBA 2K17
- Need for Speed
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Battlefield Hardline
- Madden NFL 17
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Final Fantasy XV
You can find charts for PS3, PSVR, PS Vita and more over on the PlayStation Blog.