Crash Bandicoot Becomes an Eight-Time Winner in UK Sales as World of Warcraft’s New Expansion Debuts in Top Five

Crash Bandicoot has now surpassed last year's streak upon the weekly UK sales chart by taking home the top spot once again this week.

on August 22, 2018 12:36 PM

Well, the Bandicoot did it again. For the 33rd week of the year, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has once again taken home the top spot in the weekly UK sales chart making this the eighth consecutive week to hold such honors.

As I said last week, if Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy would be able to accomplish this task then it would eclipse the same UK sales streak that the game had last year upon releasing solely on PS4. Clearly that push to Xbox One and Switch–along with a noticeably weaker summer slate in 2018–helped push Crash over the top this year. I honestly expect Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to retain this position until Marvel’s Spider-Man releases, but we’ll see if that holds true next week.

As for other noteworthy entries on the list this week, World of Warcraft has re-entered the chart at the number three spot thanks to the launch of the new Battle for Azeroth expansion that just came out. Even though the game is nearly fifteen years old at this point, clearly there are still a lot of dedicated WoW fans out there. As for other titles, Grand Theft Auto V rose a spot this week to slot in at number two while LEGO The Incredibles finally dropped out of second and slotted back at fifth.

Check out the full top-40 list for last week as follows.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 1 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
3 2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
3 WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BATTLE FOR AZEROTH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
4 4 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
2 5 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 6 GOD OF WAR PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 7 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
9 8 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
12 9 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
5 10 MADDEN NFL 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
14 11 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 12 HELLO NEIGHBOR PEGI 7+ GEARBOX PUBLISHING
15 13 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
17 14 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
25 15 THE CREW 2 PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
13 16 MARIO TENNIS ACES PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
17 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
16 18 JURASSIC WORLD: EVOLUTION PEGI 16+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
18 19 SONIC MANIA PLUS PEGI 3+ SEGA
19 20 CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
10 21 WE HAPPY FEW PEGI 18+ MAXIMUM GAMES
33 22 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
20 23 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
29 24 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
8 25 OVERCOOKED! 2 PEGI 3+ TEAM 17
21 26 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
30 27 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
24 28 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
22 29 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
32 30 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
34 31 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED PEGI 18+ PLAYSTATION HITS
28 32 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
27 33 GO VACATION PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
23 34 NO MAN’S SKY PEGI 7+ 505 GAMES
37 35 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
38 36 DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
26 37 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
35 38 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
39 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
39 40 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
 /  Staff Writer
Logan Moore is a Staff Writer at DualShockers located out of Indianapolis. He is also an audio and video production student at IUPUI who spends his free time podcasting at Model Citizens Media or micro-managing his fantasy baseball team.