Earlier this week it was revealed that Vicarious Visions and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was the UK’s fastest-selling single-format release of the year, beating previous holder Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the second-fastest selling game in 2017 in general behind only multiplatform release Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.
Now it has been revealed that — despite only being available for two days — the full remaster from the ground up of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped for the PS4 was the best selling game at retail in the UK for the month of June, doubling its closet competitor: Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7, which also debuted this month, but much earlier. Rounding out the top five is GTA V, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Overwatch in that order.
Elsewhere on the charts is Dirt 4 — a new debut — at No.6 , followed by last month’s No.1 Injustice 2 at No.7. Meanwhile, two month’s ago No.1, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, came in at No.11.
Alongside Tekken 7, Dirt 4, and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, other debuts for the month included PS4 exclusive WipEout: Omega Collection at No.9 and new Nintendo IP — and Switch exclusive — ARMS at No.15. Right outside of the Top 20 is Codemaster’s Micro Machines World Series at No.23; however, it released late in the month which severely crippled its chances of cracking the Top 20.
As for the physical market as a whole, June 2017 was healthier than June 2016, with physical game revenue rising 4% year-on-year, while the number of games rose 9% to 1,251,712 units sold. Activision Blizzard accounted for 16.5% of all physical games sold last month and 13% of the revenue.
Meanwhile, PS4 accounted for over 55% of games sold last month, while Xbox One racked in 28.4% and Switch 5.7%.
Here is the Top 20 for June 2017 courtesy of GfK and UKIE:
|New||1||Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy|
|5||3||Grand Theft Auto V|
|12||4||Horizon: Zero Dawn|
|New||9||Wipeout: Omega Collection|
|3||11||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|15||12||Forza Horizon 3|
|6||13||Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands|
|11||14||Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare|
|10||18||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|22||20||Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege|