‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ debuts at No.1 for Activision

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

The wave of nostalgia continues and intensifies after the recent releases of ‘Wipeout: Omega Collection’ and ‘Tekken 7’.  This week sees 3 classic franchises back in the charts as the top 3 new releases.  The first is a return for ‘Crash Bandicoot’ (all 3 original PS1 games from 1996-1998) as Activision’s ‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ for PS4 does what none of the originals did by debuting at No1.  It’s not always about a strong debut though, as the original Crash Bandicoot games have helped the overall franchise of 16 different Crash titles to currently occupy the 24th position within the all-time UK franchise list (boxed software, unit sales since 1995 up to last week). 

Debuting at No2 is Codemasters’ ‘Micro Machines: World Series’ (PS4/Xbox One/PC) and this is a franchise first seen in 1991 on the Nintendo Entertainment System, now published over 20 different formats since then. Debuting at No7 is Sold Out’s ‘Elite Dangerous’ which finally gains release on PS4 (PC release dates back to 2014, but not via the traditional box/retail route).  The original ‘Elite’ dates back to 1984 and the BBC Micro - the first UK games chart (Gallup’s ‘Chartalk’ newsletter) was published slightly after this (week 46, 1985) but was actually headed by ‘Elite’.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 26 Year 2017
Ending 1st July

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
  2 MICRO MACHINES: WORLD SERIES PEGI 7+ CODEMASTERS
1 3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
9 4 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
3 5 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
6 6 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
  7 ELITE DANGEROUS PEGI 7+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
5 8 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
2 9 DIRT 4 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
11 10 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
17 11 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
4 12 TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
12 13 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
10 14 TEKKEN 7 PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
13 15 INJUSTICE 2 PEGI 16+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 16 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 17 HORIZON ZERO DAWN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
7 18 ARMS PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
14 19 WIPEOUT: OMEGA COLLECTION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 20 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
21 21 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
20 22 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
22 23 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 24 DEAD BY DAYLIGHT PEGI 18+ 505 GAMES
15 25 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
25 26 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
  27 THE GOLF CLUB 2 PEGI 3+ MAXIMUM GAMES
27 28 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
19 29 HALO 5: GUARDIANS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
26 30 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 31 PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  32 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
29 33 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
  34 VALKYRIA REVOLUTION PEGI 16+ SEGA
35 35 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
36 36 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
33 37 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  38 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
  39 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
39 40 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK