WoW: Battle for Azeroth smashes into the Top Three of the UK Charts

But not even Sylvanas can stop the bandicoot

The latest expansion for Blizzard’s still hugely-successful MMORPG, World of Warcraft, saw amazing sales in its release week, putting Battle for Azeroth straight in at number three in this week’s UK Charts.

This mighty debut still wasn’t enough to topple Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy from the number one slot, which it has now held for over a month, nor could it push past Grand Theft Auto V which, again, is making a play for the throne.

Elsewhere in the charts, Gearbox’s We Happy Few dropped out of the Top Ten after just one week, now sitting at number 21. As per the case whenever the Overwatch League (and new seasonal content) rolls around, Blizzard’s online shooter has returned to the Top 40 at number 17.

Nintendo have a steady spread throughout the Top 40, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Tennis Aces, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker dotted throughout.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: August 18 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Activision
2. Grand Theft Auto V -Take 2
3. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth – Blizzard
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
5. LEGO The Incredibles – Warner Bros.
6. God of War – Sony Computer Entertainment
7. Call of Duty: WWII – Activision
8. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
10. Madden NFL 19 – 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.