There's no doubt that letting Crash Bandicoot switch PlayStation exclusivity for greener, Microsoftendo pastures has been a shrewd business move, with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy holding firm in the UK for the third week running.
N. Sane Trilogy is actually a collection of three first Crash Bandicoot games that launched in their remastered versions on PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 30 June 2018. This being a list of physical copies only, we're looking at Xbox One and Switch versions of the Trilogy, where the Switch is actually doing better on the isles.
First of the three new entries in the top 10 is Lego The Incredibles, which is said to be doing pretty well although not spectacular. Naturally, the Incredibles are not the same weight class with brands such as Lego Star Wars so comparable sales were not expected.
The second new entry comes in at number three and is called Octopath Traveler, Square Enix and Acquire's turn based RPG that launched for the Switch three days ago. It is said that Square Enix have about doubled the sales of their earlier titles Bravely Default and Bravely Second and had there been an income-ratings system in place, Octopath Traveler would easily take the cake.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is back for another serving, this time on the Switch and starts of in respectable fourth place. Barlog and Co's parenting simulator God of War is up one spot at fifth, while FIFA 18 seems to have taken a breather with the end of the World Cup. Also, did you know Ronaldo's surprise move from Real Madrid to Juventus means EA have to change the cover ?
Jurassic World: Evolution has expectedly dropped five places and now sits in seventh, followed by Mario Tennis Aces, Far Cry 5 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Basically, it's the usual suspects, just a bit reshuffled.
You can find the remainder of the UK's all-format top 10 chart below:
- Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
- LEGO The Incredibles
- Octopath Traveler
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- God of War
- FIFA 18
- Jurassic World: Evolution
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Far Cry 5
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe