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‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ crashes back in at No.1 with an Xbox One launch

Activision Blizzard’s ‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ returns to No1. Previously only available on PS4 it is joined this week by Xbox One, Switch and PC versions, propelling it from No22 to the top spot. It now has a total of 8 weeks at No1 and knocks ‘Mario Tennis Aces’ down to No4.

‘The Crew 2’ from Ubisoft has to settle for a debut at No2 ahead of ‘FIFA 18’ which drops one place to No3. A large retailer promotion gives a few older titles big sales jumps; ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ re-enters the Top 40 at No7, ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’ jumps from No25 to No13 and ‘Destiny 2’ re-enters at No16.

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"The Activision game rose 21 places on the back of its release for PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This week the Xbox One version was the best-selling version, but only just - it beat the Switch edition by 250 copies."

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-02-crash-bandicoot-remake-overtakes-the-crew-2-to-score-eighth-uk-no-1



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Nice to see both Crash versions outselling The Crew 2. While not amazing, Wolf 2 did a fine job bumping the game up too.



The UK sure love Crash!



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

Four Switch games in the top 10. Nintendo starting to gain a bit more traction in the UK. Great to see.



Wow the xbox version of crash outsold the Switch one. Did not expect that.



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Kerotan said:
Wow the xbox version of crash outsold the Switch one. Did not expect that.

I think it was for sure that this would happen.



Jigsawx1 said:
Kerotan said:
Wow the xbox version of crash outsold the Switch one. Did not expect that.

I think it was for sure that this would happen.

Crash on XB1 beat the Switch version by 250 copies.

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-02-crash-bandicoot-remake-overtakes-the-crew-2-to-score-eighth-uk-no-1

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-8th time at No1 for Crash

-Crash is fastest selling Switch title this year

-The Crew launch sales are less than 25% of original (excludes digital, different release window)

-Mario Tennis fell 53% in it's second week

Last edited by Pyro as Bill - on 02 July 2018

Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!

Kerotan said:
Wow the xbox version of crash outsold the Switch one. Did not expect that.

In this specific market, I’m not really surprised, but I’m pretty sure that the Switch sku will have longer legs.



Kerotan said:
Wow the xbox version of crash outsold the Switch one. Did not expect that.

It's got a much bigger user base than Switch in the UK, so it would of been a bigger achievement if the Switch version outsold it. Although it was a difference of 250 copies so they practically sold a pretty even amount.

It'll come down to which version has the longest legs, which Switch has the bigger advantage in because of it's newer lower growing install base hasn't reached anywhere near it's endpoint yet.



It seems like Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is the fastest selling Switch title of 2018 in the UK

Last edited by Luke888 - on 02 July 2018