In what is reportedly a fairly rare occurrence for the physical UK games market, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart sold more copies in its second week on the market than it did during the first. The PlayStation 5 exclusive recorded a two per cent increase in sales of boxed copies, meaning it once again tops the latest UK sales chart. Positive word of mouth and hardware bundles are said to be big contributors to the game's surprisingly strong second week sales.
As GamesIndustry.biz notes, it's not uncommon for titles of this ilk to have sales drop by as much as 70 per cent in their second week of availability. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is certainly a positive anomaly in this regard.
Another surprise for the latest UK sales chart is Minecraft: Dungeons, which claimed an impressive second place after rising 28 places because of a price drop. That's not because of the PS4 version, however. Nintendo Switch owners flocked to the title, accounting for a whopping 96 per cent of total sales last week. The top 10 is then rounded out by the usual faces like FIFA 21, Resident Evil Village, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Nintendo Switch exclusives. Grand Theft Auto V also makes its return in 10th place.
Other recent PS5 releases include Chivalry 2, which slips to 28th after debuting in ninth. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Guilty Gear Strive have fallen out of the top 40 entirely. The PS5 version of Metro Exodus kicked things off in the 17th spot, with 77 per cent of its sales for the Sony system.
Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 19th June 2021
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Minecraft: Dungeons
- FIFA 21
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Resident Evil Village
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
- Grand Theft Auto V