UK Retail Sales Chart June 2017: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on Top With Only Two Days on the Market
Activision's PS4 exclusive Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy dominates the UK retail sales chart for the month of June.
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|