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
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Micro Machines: World Series
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Forza Horizon 3
- FIFA 17
- Elite Dangerous
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- DiRT 4
- Rocket League