Ratchet Reborn


Sony and Insomniac make a triumphant return with a first outing on PS4 for ‘Ratchet & Clank’, the first in the series to debut at No1.

The game debuts just a few days before the movie (UK release date is 29th April). The game series began back in week 45, 2002 on PS2 with ‘Ratchet and Clank’ having held the previous best week 1 for All Formats chart postion (No15). In terms of week 1 sales units the record was held by 2009’s PS3 ‘Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time’, but the current release beats this by a factor of 3. Bandai Namco’s ‘Dark Souls III’ drops to No2 after 1 week at the top (-80%) and EA climb 9 places to No3 with ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ (+177%) – of course this is also the week where ‘Star Wars The Force Awakens’ arrived on DVD/Blu-ray.

Three other new releases make the Top 40 this week. The second is Nintendo’s WiiU ‘Star Fox Zero’ at No6, the third is Alternative’s ‘Rugby Challenge 3’ (No13) and the fourth is Konami’s ‘UEFA Euro 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer’ for PS3/PS4 (No23).

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