When Activision announced it's plans to remake the first three Crash Bandicoot games, the reception was unanimously positive. But few could have predicted it's prolonged financial success. And yet, over a year after it's release, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy has entered the top spot in the UKIE charts for the fourth consecutive week. A Nintendo Switch and Xbox One version of the collection was released late last month.
Meanwhile, 2017's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoyed it's own enduring success, remaining in the 10th place spot. FIFA 18 slide down from sixth place to ninth, perhaps due to England's recent loss at the World Cup. The Crew 2 rejoined the top ten, sliding into eight place from last week's eleventh spot. And Sony's God of War dropped for fifth to seventh, continuing it's steady sales.
But the most significant pattern in this software list surprisingly was influenced by hardware. Over the past week, Microsoft temporarily reduced the price on Xbox One bundles with a few select games included. This resulted in Forza Horizon 3, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, and Sea of Thieves returning to the top 40 chart in the sixth, forth, and third spot respectively. UKIE only tracks the sale of physical games and retail codes, not digital copies.
Sonic Mania Plus debuted in fifth place, though this is the second release of last year's game with additional content.
And finally, Lego The Incredible remained in second place following it's debut last week.
1. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
2. Lego The Incredibles
3. Sea of Thieves
4. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
5. Sonic Mania Plus
6. Forza Horizon 3
7. God of War
8. The Crew 2
9. FIFA 19
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe