Who cares about Crash Bandicoot, right? Well, the N. Sane Trilogy has just smashed past Horizon: Zero Dawn to become the largest single-format release of 2017 thus far. It’s the UK’s second biggest debut of the year, with Ghost Recon Wildlands’ multiplatform release edging it out overall – but this is still a seriously impressive achievement.

Amazingly, it’s actually Crash Bandicoot’s first ever number one in Britain, which makes this feat all the more N. Sane. Nevertheless, the signs have always been there: the ‘Coot’s been a permanent fixture in the PlayStation Network’s best-selling PSone games for over a decade, and here at Push Square the franchise is consistently one of our best performers.

As for other new releases, Micro Machines: World Series entered in second position, while Elite Dangerous – which is finally available on the PlayStation 4 – rocketed to seventh place. The Golf Club 2 teed off in 27th position, as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered debuted in 32nd and Valkyria: Revolution bombed in 34th place.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 1st July, 2017

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Micro Machines: World Series
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Forza Horizon 3
  5. FIFA 17
  6. Overwatch
  7. Elite Dangerous
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. DiRT 4
  10. Rocket League

[via chart-track.co.uk]