Splatoon 2 is off to an impressive start. It had a stronger launch than the Wii U original, and it also had the third biggest Switch launch behind Zelda: BotW and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Ultimately though, it had to settle for #2 in the UK chart as renewed stock of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has propelled the box breaking marsupial back to no1.
Crash Bandicoot now matches The Last of Us: Remastered with most weeks at #1 for a PS4 exclusive.
Switch stock replenishment sees both MK8 and Zelda: BotW re-enter the top ten, bouncing back at #4 and #6 respectively. 1-2 Switch is back at #24, meanwhile.
Going back to the top ten, GTA V rises to #3 while Overwatch falls to #5.
FF XII: The Zodiac Age – last week’s chart topper – falls to #7, FIFA 17 rises a few places to #8, Fallout 4 is up ten places to #9 and then at #10 it’s LEGO Worlds.
DOOM also saw a resurgence, up from #24 to #12. This is presumably due to Bethesda’s decision to make the Season Pass free.
Also of note are Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft: Xbox Edition’s dramatic drops. Both were in the top ten last week due to Amazon Prime Day sales, but now sit at #20 and #21.
Injustice 2 also departs the top ten this week, falling from #10 to #22.
Movie tie-in Cars 3: Driven to Win is the only other top 40 new entry, parking up at #34 during its second week on sale.