Everyone’s favourite platforming marsupial – hedgehogs are not marsupials, the internet tells me – Crash Bandicoot returns to No.1 after the release of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy on the Xbox One, Switch and PC.
This is the game’s 8th week in the top spot, and it blocks The Crew 2, which also launched this week, from taking pole position, with it entering the charts at No.2 with less than half the sales of the Crash Bandicoot remaster.
Otherwise, it’s been a slow week for retail. FIFA 18 takes third place despite an 18 per cent drop in sales, while Mario Tennis Aces drops 53 per cent in sales as it slides into No.4. God of War also sees a 10 per cent reduction for No.5.
There could be several reasons for this: FIFA 18 and God of War have both have had solid sales runs, and Mario Tennis Aces is a game for one platform (the Switch) with a somewhat limited appeal. The impossibly warm weekend could also see people less keen on picking up boxed games.
The launch of Jurassic World Evolution on consoles and the rerelease of Red Faction Guerrilla Re-mars-tered could see a shake up to the charts next month, but July is a quiet month for big releases, so expect to see the Top Ten to be fairly stable throughout the month.
Here’s the boxed Top Ten charts for the week ending June 30th, (data courtesy of GfK/Ukie):