Rocket league was the most downloaded PlayStation 4 game of 2016

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Sony has announced its store’s top downloads of 2016, and in first place for the PlayStation 4 sits none other than Psyonix’s Rocket League. The stupidly addictive football racer managed to beat other popular titles like Overwatch, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and more:

  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

That’s damn impressive, but it must be noted that some games on this list didn’t have an entire year to rack up sales. The two juggernaut shooters, Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for example, launched towards the end of 2016. Despite that, they both managed to crack the top 5. If they released a little earlier however, they very likely would’ve reached the top spot*.

Regardless, I think Psyonix should be very proud with what they’ve achieved. Rocket League stormed onto the scene as a free game for PlayStation Plus subscribers in 2015. In the year that followed, it managed to outsell some of the biggest AAA titles on offer. Sure, it had a longer period of sales over most, but it’s a pretty damn big achievement nonetheless.

Will Rocket League be able to make the list again this year? I don’t see why not. Minecraft for example, despite being several years old, sits  at third place for 2016. If Psyonix keep up their stellar support, and supply a consistent stream of rad content like they’ve been doing, I believe their racer will continue to sell well.

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*Side note: Titanfall 2 doesn’t even make the list. Seriously EA, what were you thinking launching it at the time you did?

Last Updated: January 9, 2017

Matthew Figueira

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  • 15: Battlefield Hardline

    https://i.imgur.com/gTOJH0E.jpg

    • Hammersteyn

      Uncharted 4 no 18???

      • We are just gonna pretend 9th place does not even exist anyway so Uncharted is 17th

        • Hammersteyn

          Never heard of no.9, strangely it’s still installed on my PS4

          • I had a bad prom night…

          • Hammersteyn

            Mine was Mighty depressing

    • Matthew Figueira

      xD

    • Fnuik

      Whats impressive is that there is 4 battlefield games on the list. BF1, BF4, Battlefront and BFH

  • Guild

    I need to re-download my Rocket League. Been way too long since I last played

    • Hammersteyn

      That one time you won a trophy in RL
      https://media.giphy.com/media/h2Oqk9tlWFFss/giphy.gif

      • The URL needs to go when linking gifs and images 😛

        Screws with the aesthetics of the joke.

        • Hammersteyn

          It used to if I remember correctly

          • Yea it was not always there in the past

      • Guild

        Yes, it’s been awhile since I dropped a trophy as well. Admiral reminds me often about it.

        • Hammersteyn

          I wonder where he is…

  • Hammersteyn

    Too think it was free on PS+ back in 2015 O_o

  • VampyreSquirrel

    This doesn’t surprise me at all, it’s still great fun.

  • Magoo

    ROCKET LEAGUE!

  • GooseZA

    ROCKET LEAGUE IS LIFE!

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