No surprises: Ratchet & Clank proves a hit with gamers

New insights from product comparison site PriceSpy reveal that gamers are still very much looking to buy PS5 games, despite it not being readily available to buy – with the most-popular game across the month of June revealed as Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (PS5).

Released on 11 June 2021, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (PS5) is a third-person shooter platform game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 5. 

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Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: “The current gaming market is extremely interesting to watch right now, as buying behaviours appear to be changing.

“Even though Sony’s latest console, the PS5, isn’t widely available to buy, gamers are not being deterred by the lack of console availability. In fact, our latest data suggests the new release, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart for the PS5, was overall most-popular game shoppers were looking to buy in June.

“But it’s not just new games shoppers are interested in buying, as our popularity data also found people were interested in older games, too.”

According to PriceSpy popularity data, Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) and Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure for Switch ranked second and third most-popular games in June, despite launching in 2020 and 2019 respectively.

Liisa continues:  “Another old favourite, Cyberpunk 2077 for the PS4 (which launched in 2020) rose back up the popularity rankings again, reaching fourth most-popular in June. 

“A big factor as to why this game has become popular again is its price, as it can currently be purchased for $47.69.”

“Finally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch), which first launched back in March 2017 ranked fifth most-popular in June.

“Right now, there appears to be a wealth of games available to buy – and for those happy to play older games, there’s some great prices available,” says Matinvesi-Bassett .

“If people are happy to wait around at least three months after a new game is released, our historical pricing insights suggest price points can drop considerably after – so it may be worthwhile holding off buying straight away.”

“For those looking to buy a new game, we always recommend people take their time and carry out some price research first, as this important buying step can save hundreds of dollars in the long term.”

Win with PriceSpy and GameJunkieNZ

The kind folks at PriceSpy has got in touch and we’ve joined forces to give away two (2) of the top two games across June.

To enter, all you need to do is email gamejunkienz@gmail.com on the game you’re most looking forward to this year. Ts&Cs: New Zealand residents only. One entry per person. Entries close 30 July. The winner will be contacted via email.

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