F1 2018 and Shenmue dethrone Crash Bandicoot in the UK Charts

Nostalgia game surpasses nostalgia game

It’s been an amazing second Summer for yer boy Crash Bandicoot, but N. Sane Trilogy has finally been knocked off of the top of the UK charts, a position it has held for over a month straight.

The two games responsible for finally pushing Crash off of the top of the mountain are Codemasters’ tarmac-shredder F1 2018 and the re-release of Sega’s classic Dreamcast RPGs; Shenmue I & II. These new entries debuted at numbers one and two respectively, nudging everything else down a notch, or several.

Elsewhere in the charts, last week’s World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, has left the Top 40 entirely. Not really a problem for Blizzard though, considering it was the fastest-selling WoW expansion of all-time. Open world shooter Far Cry 5 has made another play for the big leagues, jumping from number 22 to number 12, while Quantic Dream’s cyber-adventure Detroit: Become Human also hoisted itself back up the rankings, climbing from number 36 to number 19.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: August 25 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. F1 2018 – Codemasters
2. Shenmue I & II – Sega
3. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision
4. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
6. God of War – Sony Computer Entertainment
7. LEGO The Incredibles – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Call of Duty: WWII – Activision
9. The Crew 2 – Ubisoft
10. FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts

U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.