Not much movement this week
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is celebrating a second week at the top of the UK Charts. And that’s “second week in 2018” at the top of the UK Charts, as the game obviously dominated the same leaderboard across the Summer of last year. Clearly the game is a licence to print money, which bodes well for Spyro Reignited later this year.
Also hitting the high notes is prehistoric management sim Jurassic World: Evolution, which made its debut at the number two position. This is a surprisingly high debut for the park builder, but it has been very quiet on the new release front. THQ Nordic’s Red Faction Guerilla: Remarstered debuted at a so-so number 20.
Elsewhere in the charts it’s just business as usual. Ubisoft’s racing sequel The Crew 2 remains in the big leagues, with Sony’s God of War, Nintendo’s Mario Tennis Aces and Ubisoft’s doomsday shooter Far Cry 5 all jockeying for position. Further down the list, Blizzard’s online shooter Overwatch made a return to the Top 30 at number 17, while Electronic Arts’ The Sims 4 made a surprising leap from number 28 to number 16.
It will be interesting to see if The Summer of Crash is destined to continue, although it should be noted that a successful World Cup week for England in the World Cup could plant FIFA 18, once again, back on the throne.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: July 7 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)
1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision
2. Jurassic World: Evolution – Sold Out
3. The Crew 2 – Ubisoft
4. FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts
5. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo
6. God of War – Sony Computer Entertainment
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
8. Far Cry 5 – Ubisoft
9. Star Wars Battlefront II – Electronic Arts
10. Fallout 4 – Bethesda
U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]