Just as the school holidays draw to a close, Activision’s Crash Bandicoot celebrates an 8th consecutive week at the top of the UK chart. They certainly picked the perfect launch date.
Activision-Blizzard are also responsible for the rest of this week’s new entries – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at #3, and Overwatch: GOTY Edition at #17.
Sadly, the retail release of Dead Cells didn’t get a look in.
Don’t expect Battle for Azeroth to stick around for long – WoW titles tend to chart high at launch before vanishing swiftly. Loyal fans tend to purchase new expansions on day one; it’s unusual to see many latecomers, such is the dedication of the fanbase.
Will Crash Bandicoot be able to claim another no.1? As much as we’d love to see Shenmue 1 & 2 take the top spot next Monday, F1 2018 stands a better chance.
Elsewhere in the top ten, GTA V moves up one position to take #2, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains at #4. LEGO The Incredibles sees a sales dip, dropping to #5.
God of War rises to #6, Call of Duty: WWII falls to #7, Super Mario Odyssey moves up to #8, and Zelda: BotW re-enters the top ten at #9.
EA’s Madden NFL 19 then falls to #10 during its second week on sale.
We Happy Few and Overcooked 2 weren’t as lucky, both dropping out the top ten – the former is now at #21, while the latter can be found at #25.