2015 PlayStation Store Charts: Black Ops 3, Minecraft & Taken King Are the Biggest Games of the Year

January 20, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Following its victory at US retail for all of 2015, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 also claimed top spot on the PlayStation 4 chart for 2015 in North America, holding off Grand Theft Auto V and Minecraft. In Europe, things on PS4 are a little different, with Destiny: The Taken King taking home the PS4 crown, followed by Black Ops 3 and FIFA 16.

Minecraft was #1 in both territories on PlayStation 3, and also took home #1 on PlayStation Vita in Europe. It would have captured #1 in North America on PS Vita, but that honor went to Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.

Here’s the best-selling paid PlayStation games and DLC of 2015 through the PlayStation Stores in North America and Europe:

PlayStation 4 Games (North America)

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Minecraft
  4. Star Wars Battlefront
  5. Fallout 4
  6. Destiny
  7. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  8. Mortal Kombat X
  9. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  10. Bloodborne

PlayStation 4 Games (Europe)

  1. Destiny: The Taken King
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  3. FIFA 16
  4. Minecraft
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. Rocket League
  8. Star Wars Battlefront
  9. Need for Speed
  10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PlayStation 3 Games (North America)

  1. Minecraft
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
  5. Destiny
  6. Resident Evil
  7. Battlefield 4
  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse
  9. The Last Of Us
  10. Mortal Kombat

PlayStation 3 Games (Europe)

  1. Minecraft
  2. Battlefield 4
  3. FIFA 15
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Destiny: The Taken King
  6. FIFA 16
  7. Gran Turismo 6
  8. FIFA Street
  9. Resident Evil
  10. The Last of Us

PlayStation Vita Games (North America)

  1. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
  2. Minecraft
  3. Gravity Rush
  4. Freedom Wars
  5. Soul Sacrifice Delta
  6. Persona 4 Golden
  7. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
  8. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  9. Mortal Kombat PS Vita
  10. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

PlayStation Vita Games (Europe)

  1. Minecraft
  2. FIFA 15
  3. Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation
  4. Killzone Mercenary
  5. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
  6. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  7. Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified
  8. Mortal Kombat
  9. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories [PSP]
  10. Unit 13

PlayStation Classics (North America)

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  2. Mega Man X4
  3. Mega Man X5
  4. Final Fantasy VII
  5. Breath of Fire IV
  6. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  7. Katamari Damacy
  8. Twisted Metal: Black
  9. Suikoden II
  10. Final Fantasy IX

PlayStation Classics (Europe)

  1. Crash Bandicoot
  2. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped
  3. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  4. CTR: Crash Team Racing
  5. Suikoden II
  6. Metal Gear Solid
  7. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy
  8. Final Fantasy IX
  9. Suikoden
  10. Final Fantasy VII

PlayStation 4 DLC (North America)

  1. Destiny: The Taken King
  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc
  3. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus
  4. Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Season Pass
  6. Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Season Pass
  8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance
  9. Rocket League – Supersonic Fury
  10. Mortal Kombat X Goro

PlayStation 3 DLC (North America)

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown Zombies Map
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Apocalypse
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Vengeance
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Uprising
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Revolution
  7. Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves
  8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Season Pass
  10. Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below

All DLC (Europe)

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Season Pass
  3. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – ESO Plus
  4. Rocket League – Supersonic Fury DLC Pack
  5. Destiny – Expansion Pass
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC
  7. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare -Season Pass
  8. Destiny – House of Wolves
  9. Destiny – The Dark Below
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Afterlife Pack

For comparison, the best-selling PS4 PS Store game of 2014 in North America was Destiny, while Minecraft was the #1 PS4 game in Europe.

Solely looking at the month of December 2015 on the PS Store, some new release highlights include Final Fantasy VII at #3 on PS4, Yakuza 5 at #5 on PS3, Bastion at #1 on PS Vita, and Nuclear Throne at #5 on PS Vita.

Are you surprised by any of the top-selling digital games of 2015 on PlayStation systems?

[Source: PS Blog (1), (2)]