2016 PlayStation Store Charts: Rocket League #1 on PS4, Digimon #1 on PS Vita

January 6, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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2016 was a big year for the digital version Rocket League. Not only was it the most downloaded game through the PlayStation Store in North America, but it was also the biggest selling game through the PlayStation Store in Europe, Sony has revealed. Rocket League first launched in July 2015 as a PlayStation Plus title.

In North America, the top PlayStation 3 games of 2016 were Minecraft, The Last of Us, and Grand Theft Auto V; the PlayStation Vita’s biggest games were Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, Minecraft, and God Eater: Resurrection; and PlayStation VR’s most downloaded titles were Job Simulator, Batman: Arkham VR, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.

In Europe, the top 20 best-selling PlayStation games of 2016 were all on PS4, so it remains to be seen how well games on PS3, PS Vita, and PSVR did.

Here’s the most downloaded PlayStation games of 2016 through the PlayStation Store in North America, as well as the best selling PlayStation games of 2016 through the PlayStation Store in Europe:

North America

PlayStation 4 Games

  1. Rocket League
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  5. 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

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

PlayStation 3 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

PlayStation 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

PlayStation 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

Europe

All PlayStation Games

  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. The Division (PS4)
  15. 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)

Just looking at December, Ark Survivor’s Pack/Ark: Survival Evolved was #1 on PS4 in both North America and Europe. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 debuted in 7th on PS4 in North America, and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier placed in 17th on PS4 in Europe.

Are you surprised to see Rocket League at the top of the PS4 chart?

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