Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

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Sony's latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank shoots straight to the top of the UK charts, beating the series' week one sales record three times over.

The previous title was held by 2009's A Crack in Time. This new Ratchet & Clank game outsold that game by 'a factor of three'.

This is also the highest a Ratchet & Clank game has charted in its first week. The first title in the series – 2002's Ratchet & Clank – previously held this record, and charted at No.15.

The film that accompanies this release hits cinemas on April 29th, so expect reasonably strong sales in Ratchet & Clank's second week.

That, coupled with the fact this title is being pushed towards kids, should mean the game hangs around in the charts for a while to come.

Meanwhile, last week's No.1 Dark Souls III falls to second place as sales plummet 80 per cent week-on-week.

In third place is EA's Star Wars Battlefront, which shot up nine places. Sales rose 177 per cent week-on-week on the week where The Force Awakens launched on DVD and Blu-ray.

Further down the charts, Nintendo's Star Fox Zero debuts in sixth place.

1. Ratchet & Clank, Sony
2. Dark Souls III, Bandai Namco
3. Star Wars Battlefront, EA
4. The Division, Ubisoft
5. UFC 2, EA
6. Star Zero Zero, Nintendo
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision
8. FIFA 16, EA
9. Quantum Break, Microsoft
10. Dirt Rally, Codemasters