Rocket League Tops PlayStation 4 Download Charts For 2016

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Rocket League has come out on top in the year-end tally of most downloaded games on the PlayStation Store, Sony has announced. Psyonix’s vehicular sports title released on the console back in 2015 and has remained popular ever since thanks to its absurdly addictive gameplay. Several major content updates, including a slew of new cars, modes and arenas, have been released since then, the latest having marked the arrival of a Mario Kart inspired power-up system and an underwater map.

“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!” says the announcement on Sony’s PlayStation Blog in its praise of Rocket League.

As for the rest of the PlayStation Store’s most popular downloads, DICE’s Battlefield 1 comes in at second place, with Blizzard’s hugely popular Overwatch charting at no. 7 and FIFA 17 just managing to secure a place in the top 10. Strangely, Final Fantasy XV comes in last at no. 20, although its late release largely accounts for that.

See the full list below, although do keep in mind that the chart accounts for digital sales only.

Top Downloads: 2016

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
10. EA Sports FIFA 17
11. NBA 2K17
12. Need for Speed
13. Star Wars Battlefront
14. Tom Clancy’s 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

Does the above mimic your own predictions for the year just gone, or are you surprised by the game perched at no.1? Let us know down below!