If you were serious about playing console games in the late 90s and the early 00s, you could hardly help but notice Crash Bandicoot, a furry critter who for a while looked like he might enjoy a lengthy career as Sony’s official mascot. That didn’t happen, and Sony ultimately decided it could do just fine without a Mario or a Master Chief. Even so, Crash clearly stuck with a lot of players in the UK and that has recently worked in Activision’s favor.
UK sales charts for the week ending July 22, 2017 have just been announced, and they reveal that Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy was able to spin and dash its way to the top spot during its third full week on the market. The PlayStation 4 exclusive was ranked third last week, and managed to fend off strong competition from Splatoon 2 (a new Nintendo Switch arrival that was only on the market for 1 day at the point totals would have been tallied), Grand Theft Auto 5, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. A lot of the other games rounding out the top 40 have been available for several months or even years.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy collects reworked versions of three classic PlayStation games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. The compilation was put together by Vicarious Visions, rather than the original development team at Naughty Dog. It has been favorably received by critics and fans alike, and in North America has an MSRP of $39.99 USD.
The Chart Track software charts monitor software on all formats, and you can view the latest top 40 software titles for yourself at the official Chart Track site.