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As is tradition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Network's most downloaded games of the last year. Topping the 2016 charts in both North America and Europe was the seemingly eternal Rocket League, which originally launched back in 2015. That's an impressive run of form from the simple but stupidly effective title.

Battlefield 1 also featured in both regions' lists, alongside Minecraft, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and FIFA 17. The charts have turned out to be pretty predictable, then, but there are a few interesting points to note. For starters, No Man's Sky zipped into ninth place in North America, but it didn't even make the top 20 in Europe. The opposite is true of Ratchet & Clank, which scraped nineteenth in Europe. Similarly, Ark: Survival Evolved stormed to eleventh in Europe, but didn't chart in North America. Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline both made it in there as well, but it's worth pointing out that they were discounted heavily multiple times over the course of 2016.

Anyway, here are both lists for your perusal:

Most downloaded PS4 games in 2016 (North America)

  1. Rocket League
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. Minecraft
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  5. Tom Clancy's The Division
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Overwatch
  8. Battlefield 4
  9. No Man's Sky
  10. 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

Most downloaded PS4 games in 2016 (Europe)

  1. Rocket League
  2. FIFA 17
  3. Battlefield 4
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. Destiny: Rise of Iron
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  8. Need for Speed
  9. Minecraft
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  11. Ark: Survival Evolved
  12. FIFA 16
  13. Battlefield Hardline
  14. Tom Clancy's The Division
  15. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  16. Hitman
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  18. Star Wars Battlefront
  19. Ratchet & Clank
  20. Far Cry Primal

So, what did you buy in 2016? Did you contribute to either of these lists? Review the last 12 months in the comments section below.