A triumphant return for Sony & Insomniac - ‘Ratchet & Clank’ for PS4 hits No 1.

ratchet and clank

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).  Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’ also makes a reappearance in this chart at No26.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 16 Year 2016
Ending 23rd April

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 RATCHET & CLANK PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1 2 DARK SOULS III PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
12 3 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
2 4 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
3 5 EA SPORTS UFC 2 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
  6 STAR FOX ZERO PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
8 7 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
7 8 FIFA 16 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
4 9 QUANTUM BREAK PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
5 10 DIRT RALLY PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
10 11 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
9 12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
  13 RUGBY CHALLENGE 3 PEGI 3+ ALTERNATIVE
14 14 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 15 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
15 16 WWE 2K16 PEGI 16+ 2K
6 17 FAR CRY PRIMAL PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
16 18 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
17 19 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
37 20 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
21 21 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
19 22 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  23 UEFA EURO 2016 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER PEGI 3+ KONAMI
20 24 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
13 25 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  26 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
31 27 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA PEGI 3+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
23 28 ASSASSIN'S CREED: SYNDICATE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
18 29 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U + SUPER LUIGI PEGI 3+ NINTENDO SELECTS
32 30 NBA 2K16 PEGI 3+ 2K
24 31 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
29 32 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 33 MXGP 2: THE OFFICIAL MOTOCROSS VIDEOGAME PEGI 3+ MILESTONE
30 34 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
33 35 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PEGI 18+ KONAMI
27 36 JUST CAUSE 3 PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
28 37 TRACKMANIA TURBO PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
  38 HALO 5: GUARDIANS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
38 39 BLOODBORNE: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  40 ZOO TYCOON PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK