The PlayStation 4’s most downloaded game of 2016 didn’t actually come out in 2016.
Sony recently tweeted about its top downloads for 2016, and it showed that Rocket League sales have remained strong even in its second year. However, other older games like Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V also has a strong year. Meanwhile, Job Simulator and Batman: Arkham VR were the best selling games for Sony’s PlayStation VR peripheral.
Here's the full list of PS4 downloads, but for the full breakdown of PS4, PS3, and VR sales, head over to the PlayStation Blog.
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
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Rocket League is a great game, so Psyonix deserves it's success, but considering that the game release in July of 2015, it's impressive that the game's sales have remained so strong. Rocket League got off to a great start when it launched as a free PlayStation Plus game, but it's continued success is a testament to the quality of the game.