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Crash Bandicoot remains first in UK for the sixth week running

Published: 14:48, 06 August 2018
Vicarious Visions
Animated character Crash Bandicoot running from a concrete ball
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Of course, this result would've been much more impressive if Crash was still a PlayStation exclusive but we're sure Activision and Vicarious Visions don't really mind, since the decision to take Crash away from Sony was a great one.

It's well worth mentioning however, that the timing surely helped the jolly ol' Bandicoot, since there is hardly any competition to fend off. In fact, there were no new entries among the top 10 and only a single entry in top 40, which is Hello Neighbor's launch for PlayStation 4 and Switch.

Lego The Incredibles is doing much better than expected but then again, it's reaping the same benefits Crash is, with barely any releases to contend with. What the game does show is who rules the house and gaming therein once it's holiday season - the little ones. The movie's premiere and return to the spotlight probably helps too.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe climbed up two spots and now sits third, proving that it'll take much more than Crash to defeat Nintendo's moustached plumber. In fact, Mario's longevity on the chart is perhaps only matched by GTA V and God of War and we expect it to stick around long after Crash is gone among the top 10.

Speaking of GTA V, its one week absence from the chart seems to have been a one off and Rockstar's game is back. This time however it came in two spots higher, in fifth place, followed by Call of Duty: WWII and old-man GTA V.

It seems that Nintendo is having great success with summer launches, with the top 10 seemingly agreeing, albeit these are not sales quantities that would win any weekly charts during regular gaming-friendly months. Nevertheless, Nintendo knows that it's not nitpicking that wins races - it's the blue shell right before the finish line.

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The rest of the top 10 looks like this:

  • Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
  • Lego The Incredibles
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • The Crew 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • God of War
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Jurassic World Evolution
  • Mario Tennis Aces
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