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Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Debuts as the Biggest Single Format Launch of 2017 in the UK

PS4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy proves nostalgia is still a powerful thing: registering a massive debut week in the UK.

The 26th week of the UK Sales Charts are in, and for not the first time this year, nostalgia ruled the day. Unlike last week, which saw GTA V return to the top for the 13th time, this week’s top dog features a new, old-ish debut: Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy.

Coming off the back of nostalgic releases like WipEout: Omega Collection and Tekken 7 — both of which topped the chart at one point — this week sees not one, not two, but three classic franchises debut in the top 10. The first is the crown-jewel itself, PS4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, the recent full remaster from the ground up of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped for the PS4 from developer Vicarious Visions.

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy gives the iconic series — which has now moved up to No. 24 on the UK’s best-selling ever at retail chart — its first-ever No.1. But not only that, the remaster also enjoyed the biggest Week One single format launch in the UK in 2017, and the second biggest Week One Launch in general, behind only multiplatform release Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Debuting right behind Crash is another nostalgic title: Micro Machines: World Series (PS4, Xbox One, PC) from developer Codemasters. As you might know, the iconic miniature racing series debuted all the way back in 1991 on the NES. Rounding out the top five is GTA V at No.3, Forza Horizon 3 at No.4, and FIFA 17 at No.5.

As for new debuts this week, Frontier Developments’ Elite Dangerous (which finally hit PS4) debuted at No. 7, The Golf Club 2 from Maximum Games landed at No.27, and Valkyria Revolution from Sega debuted at No.34.

Here’s the full Top 40 for Week 26 2017 (the week ended on July 1st)

It’s important to note this only includes physical sales, and not digital sales.

Last WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
1CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
2MICRO MACHINES: WORLD SERIESPEGI 7+CODEMASTERS
13GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
94FORZA HORIZON 3PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
35FIFA 17PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
66OVERWATCHPEGI 12+BLIZZARD
7ELITE DANGEROUSPEGI 7+SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
58MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
29DIRT 4PEGI 3+CODEMASTERS
1110ROCKET LEAGUEPEGI 3+505 GAMES
1711CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFAREPEGI 18+ACTIVISION
412TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDSPEGI 18+UBISOFT
1213THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
1014TEKKEN 7PEGI 16+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
1315INJUSTICE 2PEGI 16+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1816LEGO WORLDSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
817HORIZON ZERO DAWNPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
718ARMSPEGI 12+NINTENDO
1419WIPEOUT: OMEGA COLLECTIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3020BATTLEFIELD 1PEGI 18+EA GAMES
2121TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGEPEGI 18+UBISOFT
2022FALLOUT 4PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2223LEGO CITY UNDERCOVERPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1624DEAD BY DAYLIGHTPEGI 18+505 GAMES
1525DISHONORED 2PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2526MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITIONPEGI 7+MICROSOFT
27THE GOLF CLUB 2PEGI 3+MAXIMUM GAMES
2728RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARDPEGI 18+CAPCOM
1929HALO 5: GUARDIANSPEGI 16+MICROSOFT
2630DOOMPEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2431PREYPEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
32CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTEREDPEGI 16+ACTIVISION
2933WWE 2K17PEGI 16+2K
34VALKYRIA REVOLUTIONPEGI 16+SEGA
3535MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3636TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISIONPEGI 18+UBISOFT
3337THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED.PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
38MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDAPEGI 16+EA GAMES
39POKEMON SUNPEGI 7+NINTENDO
3940MAFIA IIIPEGI 18+2K

 

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Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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