No Man’s Sky makes an impressive return
There’s no stopping Crash Bandicoot it seems, as the crazy crate crasher dominates for a second Summer in a row, now five weeks into his return to the top of the UK sales charts.
The not-great LEGO The Incredibles remains slotted in second place, despite Ubisoft’s The Crew 2 roaring into third position, from last week’s number eight slot. The release of update After Hours, as well as a Plus-free offer, has helped perennial entry Grand Theft Auto V return to the Top Five. EA’s FIFA ’18 has finally left the Top Ten, after months and months of success, and currently sits at number eleven.
Elsewhere in the charts, the arrival of expansion NEXT saw Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky smash straight into number 12, having not been a part of the Top 40 in forever. Sea of Thieves‘ second coming peaked hard, going from number three to number 30 in just one week. Nintendo’s WarioWare Gold failed to generate a spark in its opening week, debuting at a glum number 39.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: July 28 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)
1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision
2. LEGO The Incredibles – Warner Bros.
3. The Crew 2 – Ubisoft
4. God of War – Sony Computer Entertainment
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
6. Call of Duty: WWII – Activision
7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
8. Sonic Mania Plus – Sega
9. Jurassic World Evolution – Sold Out
10. Mario Tennis Aces – Nintendo
U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]