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Nobody seems to be able to push Crash Bandicoot off the top of the gaming charts

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

It seems that Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy and the number one spot on the UK charts are a match made in heaven, as again Crash has held firm at the top position to make it a bright summer for the orange mascot, with three new entries in the top 10 unable to topple him.

These new entries are Madden NFL 19 (at 5), Overcooked 2 (at 8), and We Happy Few (at 10), but just behind Crash is Lego The Incredibles, so it seems family-friendly action has triumphed last week. The same can’t be said for Grand Theft Auto V at number 3 though…

For the full top 10 list, check down below:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Lego The Incredibles / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two Interactive
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Madden NFL 19 / EA Sports
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
7. God of War / Sony
8. Overcooked 2 / Team 17
9. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
10. We Happy Few / Maximum Games

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Crash Bandicoot remains at number one for a fifth week

Monday, July 30th, 2018

There’s not a great deal of movement in the charts this summer and Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy enjoys its fifth consecutive week at the top of the UK retail charts. No Man’s Sky re-entered the charts at number 12 with the Xbox One release, while Dovetail’s Train Sim World came in at 20, and Switch party game Go Vacation managed a 23rd spot.

All Formats:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Lego The Incredibles / Warner Bros.
3. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
4. God of War / Sony
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
8. Sonic Mania Plus / Sega
9. Jurassic World Evolution / Sold Out Sales & Marketing
10. Mario Tennis Aces / Nintendo

Individual Formats:

1. God of War / PS4
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
3. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Xbox One
4. The Crew 2 / PS4
5. The Crew 2 / Xbox One
6. Mario Tennis Aces / Switch
7. Lego The Incredibles / PS4
8. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Switch
9. Super Mario Odyssey / Switch
10. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Xbox One

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Crash wins battle of the mascots to stay at number one

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Crash Bandicoot and the number one spot on the UK video game charts seem to go hand-in-hand, as the orange mascot has experienced a ton of success which continues into another week at the top spot, fighting off Sega’s blue mascot Sonic the Hedgehog to stay strong.

We’re seeing a lot of Xbox-themed re-entries this week as well, as Sea of Thieves, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, and Forza Horizon 3 are all rearing their heads at numbers three, four, and six respectively, with Sonic Mania Plus being a new entry at number five right in the middle of the group.

Take a look at the full top 10 list down below if you’re interested.

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Lego The Incredibles / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
4. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft
5. Sonic Mania Plus / Sega
6. Forza Horizon 3 / Sega
7. God of War / Sony
8. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
9. FIFA 18 / EA
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo

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Crash Bandicoot fends off competition from Lego and Octopath

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy has managed to cling on to the top spot in the UK retail charts this week, this despite the launch of Lego The Incredibles and Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch. It was a close-run thing, however, and if you were to base the charts on money taken over the counter, Octopath Traveler would have snatched first thanks to its higher pricing.

Another new entry this week (or perhaps that should be re-entry) is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which landed at no.4 after its re-release on Switch and 3DS. The only other new entry, according to GamesIndustry, is Shining Resonance Refrain, with Sega’s game charting at no.27. Here’s the GfK Chart-Track top ten:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy
2. Lego The Incredibles
3. Octopath Traveler
4. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
5. God of War
6. FIFA 18
7. Jurassic World Evolution
8. Mario Tennis Aces
9. Far Cry 5
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Crash Bandicoot holds off Jurassic World at the top of the gaming charts

Monday, July 9th, 2018

It’s another week at number one for the evergreen Crash Bandicoot as Nsane Trilogy celebrates another week at the top of the UK retail charts just ahead of Frontier Developments’ Jurassic World Evolution. Apart from Jurassic World Evolution, there wasn’t a lot of new releases, only Red Faction Guerrilla: Re-Mars-tered charted at number 20.

All Formats:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. Jurassic World Evolution / Sold Out Sales & Marketing (new)
3. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
4. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
5. Mario Tennis Aces / Nintendo
6. God of War / Sony
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
9. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
10. Fallout 4 / Bethesda

Individual Formats:

1. Jurassic World Evolution / PS4 (new)
2. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Xbox One
3. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Switch
4. Jurassic World Evolution / Xbox One (new)
5. Mario Tennis Aces / Switch
6. God of War / PS4
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
8. The Crew 2 / PS4
9. Detroit: Become Human / PS4
10. FIFA 18 / PS4

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Crash Bandicoot returns to top the gaming charts

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Crash Bandicoot is back once again, and this week the remastered marsupial has gone back to the top of the charts with strong sales across new versions of the Nsane Trilogy on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One (apparently there were only 250 copies between them, with Xbox edging it).

That means that last week’s big release, The Crew 2, has had to settle for second place, with the sequel failing to match its predecessor in terms of sales (although GfK doesn’t take digital sales into account in its charts, so it’s not fully illustrative).

Elsewhere FIFA 18 is still doing the business, no points for guessing how and why. Mario Tennis Aces moves down to no.4 after a 53% week-on-week drop in sales (still, that’s not too shabby for second-week sales for a platform exclusive such as this), and Star Wars Battlefront II proves that the Force is still strong with EA’s game thanks to a disturbance in the game’s pricing. Here’s the GfK Chart-Track top ten in full:

1. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
2. The Crew 2 / Ubisoft
3. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
4. Mario Tennis Aces / Nintendo
5. God of War / Sony
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
9. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
10. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft

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Mario Tennis Aces tops the gaming charts…

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Kratos has been standing tall at the top of the UK charts for a while now with Sony’s God of War, but the recent release of Mario Tennis Aces has managed to topple to bearded hero, making it a successful debut for the tennis title that has had Switch fans celebrating Mario’s return to the court.

In fact, God of War slips past FIFA 18 into third place, while another Switch title – Maro Kart 8 Deluxe – waits patiently behind. Elsewhere there are more of the regular faces to be seen, including Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4 (perhaps bolstered by hype surrounding the upcoming Fallout 76), and Detroit: Become Human.

For the full top 10 list, make sure to check down below:

1. Mario Tennis Aces / Nintendo
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. God of War / Sony
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
6. Detroit: Become Human / Sony
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
8. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
9. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
10. PlayStation VR Worlds / Sony

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God of War tops the gaming charts once again

Monday, June 18th, 2018

This week’s GfK Chart-Track top forty doesn’t include a single newly-released title, although there has been a bit of movement in the top ten. PlayStation VR Worlds is one of the games that has been dragged up the charts thanks to Sony’s Days of Play promotion, which saw other bundled games including Fallout 4 and the chart-topping God of War do decent business at High Street retailers up and down the country. That said, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if some of the sales of Dad of War were attributable to the fact that this weekend it was Father’s Day. Here’s the top ten in full:

1. God of War / Sony
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
4. Detroit: Become Human / Sony
5. PlayStation VR Worlds / Sony
6. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Vampyr / Focus
9. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
10. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision

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Vampyr tops this week’s gaming charts

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Forgetting about E3 for a few minutes, the latest sales figures are in from GfK Chart-Track and they reveal a good week for Focus Home Interactive and Dontnod, with Vampyr emerging as the best-selling game at UK retailers last week. Indeed, it’s actually Focus Home Interactive’s first UK best-seller, so congrats to them.

In other news, The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset debuted at no.26, while racing duo Onrush (no.34) and MotoGP 18 (no.40) didn’t make a huge impact among UK race fans. Here’s the top ten in full:

1. Vampyr / Focus Home Interactive
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. God of War / Sony
4. Detroit: Become Human / Sony
5. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
6. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
7. State of Decay 2 / Microsoft
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
10. Overwatch / Activision

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World Cup update pushes FIFA 18 back to the top

Monday, June 4th, 2018

A double whammy of retailer discounts and the free World Cup update has pushed FIFA 18 back to the top of the UK charts. As you can see in the below top ten as supplied by GfK Chart-Track, EA Sports’ digital kickabout climbed above last week’s chart-topper, Detroit: Become Human, to claim the top spot once again.

Other new releases to sell well last week include Sega Mega Drive Classics, which crept into the top five, and Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary (no.6). Further down the charts Agony (no.32) and Tennis World Tour (no.31) also debuted last week. Here’s the multi-platform top ten:

1. FIFA 18 / EA
2. Detroit: Become Human / Sony
3. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
4. God of War / Sony
5. Sega Mega Drive Classics / Sega
6. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection / Capcom
7. Overwatch (Game of the Year Edition) / Activision
8. State of Decay 2 / Microsoft
9. Dark Souls: Remastered / Bandai Namco
10. Fallout 4 / Bethesda

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