Ratchet and Clank Breaks US Record

Mat Growcott
May 13, 2016
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How do you know that the platform genre featuring the likes of Jak and Daxter and Banjo-Kazooie is long overdue a resurgence? Ratchet and Clank – the film tie-in slash remake released last month – has become the biggest selling launch in the franchise.

Granted, you have to adjust for the number of days, but a spot of mathematical mischief never hurt anybody. That means the latest title has become the biggest selling launch in the long-running and immensely popular franchise.

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The data was revealed in the latest NPD charts for April.

NPD analyst James Callahan said:

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“Ratchet & Clank had the best launch of any game in the Ratchet & Clank franchise when adjusting for the number of days sold in the data month, with sales recapturing success not seen for the franchise since the height of the PlayStation 2 era.”

The full list of big sellers includes:

  1. Dark Souls III (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
  3. MLB 16: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  6. Minecraft (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3)
  7. Quantum Break (Xbox One)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  9. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  10. Star Fox: Zero (Wii U)
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