RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART IS JUNE’S BEST SELLING GAME, WHILE NINTENDO SWITCH LEADS CONSOLE SALES

Rift Apart topped the sales charts during its first month, breaking several Ratchet & Clank franchise records in the process. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart marked the conclusion of a five-year gap for a new Ratchet & Clank game. It also propelled the PS5 to new heights barely seven months after its debut. Instead of developing Rift Apart for the PS4, Insomniac decided to make use of all the PS5 has to provide in order to produce a true next-gen game. As more information on Rift Apart’s debut becomes out, the choice to forego the PS4 looks to be becoming increasingly wise. Rift Apart was the greatest game in June, as per The NPD Group.

While the month wasn’t exactly jam-packed with significant releases, it easily outperformed competitors like Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade and Mario Golf: Super Rush. Rift Apart’s stats, when opposed to prior Ratchet & Clank games, are maybe the most remarkable of all. Not only did it have the most successful month in the series’ history, but that also quadrupled the previous best established by Ratchet & Clank on PS4 in 2016. In other Rift Apart news, the physical charts for the game have risen to the top this week.

Xbox has reason to rejoice somewhere else In the NPD Group’s June numbers. The Series X|S was the greatest system in June in terms of sales value. However, the Nintendo Switch yet again took the lead in terms of unit sales. Given that it has been in the industry for more than 4 times as long as its competitors, it’s a safe bet that it will sell 100 million copies before you know it.

If the PS5 and Series X|S were easily accessible, June’s figures would be drastically different. However, the shortages remain, and there is no way of knowing when they will stop. Despite the PS5’s third-place finish last month and its ongoing lack of supply, PlayStation has actually sold over 9 million units so far.

Ratchet & Clank may have legs as well, with the game likely to remain on best ones for months to come. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is presently the most popular PS5 game among early adopters. Miles Morales has been in and out of the top ten in the United States, as seen in the chart above. Miles Morales’ recent ascent to the top of the UK sales rankings owing to PS5 restocks demonstrates the game’s staying strength in other countries as well.