Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is Once Again the Top-Selling Game of the Week in the UK, But Only Due to a Technicality

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is Once Again the Top-Selling Game of the Week in the UK, But Only Due to a Technicality

Even though CTR technically topped the chart, Minecraft is the true top-selling game for the week.

Ukie has released this past week’s list of the top-40 best-selling video games in the UK and for the second straight week, Activision’s Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was the top-seller. However, it only claimed this spot due to a rather strange technicality.

Even though CTR was the top-seller on paper last week, Minecraft was actually the highest-sold title in the UK last week. As mentioned by GamesIndustry.bizMinecraft sold more copies in the UK for the past week collectively but because of how the game is sold, this prevented it from charting higher. In case you aren’t aware, Minecraft is published by different companies on different platforms. Because of this, Minecraft takes up multiple spots on the chart rather than just a single one. If you combine the game’s sales across all avenues though, it sold enough to best Crash Team Racing.

Other than this discrepancy, the top five spots remained mostly the same this week. Super Mario Maker 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe both held firm at second and third this past week once again. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto V and F1 2019 both were bumped up by a single spot each to round out the top five.

For the rest of the list this week, it’s pretty much been more of the same. We should start to see more action on this weekly chart in the coming weeks as new games like Control and Astral Chain finally hit store shelves.

Until then, you can find last week’s full top-40 chart below.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 1 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED PEGI 3+ ACTIVISION
2 2 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
3 3 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
5 4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
6 5 F1 2019 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
8 6 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
9 7 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
13 8 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
10 9 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
15 10 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 11 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
21 12 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
14 13 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
19 14 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
24 15 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
25 16 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 17 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 18 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
19 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
11 20 CRICKET 19: OFFICIAL GAME OF THE ASHES PEGI 3+ MAXIMUM GAMES
18 21 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
17 22 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
31 23 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
33 24 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
40 25 KINGDOM HEARTS III PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
27 26 WWE 2K19 PEGI 16+ 2K
23 27 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 RESIDENT EVIL 2 PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
12 29 MADDEN NFL 20 PEGI 7+ EA SPORTS
4 30 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
31 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
28 32 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
29 33 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
36 34 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
7 35 FIRE EMBLEM: THREE HOUSES PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
30 36 MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: THE BLACK ORDER PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
32 37 LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 38 WOLFENSTEIN: YOUNGBLOOD PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
35 39 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
40 MORTAL KOMBAT 11 PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE