Death, Taxes, and Crash Bandicoot being a smash success in the UK. Yes, of no surprise to anybody, Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has debuted in the top spot of the UK Charts, dethroning Nintendo’s retro compendium Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
The mad marsupial just pipped Electronic Arts’ Star Wars: Squadrons to the number one slot, with only around 1,000 physical copies between the two new releases. Never bet against Crash, as many of you will remember when Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy ruled the roost – for what seemed like forever – back in 2017.
Elsewhere in the charts, 2K Games double-whack of Mafia: Definitive Edition and Mafia Trilogy still hold Top Ten places at numbers nine and ten respectively, while Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons have captured numbers eight and seven. Nintendo’s social sim Animal Crossing: New Horizons sits comfortably at number four, having retained its Top Ten standing since its initial launch back in March.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: October 3, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Activision
2. Star Wars: Squadrons – Electronic Arts
3. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – Nintendo
4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
5. Marvel’s Avengers – Square Enix
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
7. Minecraft Dungeons – Microsoft
8. Minecraft – Nintendo
9. Mafia: Definitive Edition – 2K Games
10. Mafia Trilogy – 2K Games
U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]