Amazon Prime Day gives UK chart a shake-up, helping Crash Team Racing reclaim top spot

The UK chart has finally surfaced, revealing a minor shake-up due to Amazon Prime Day.

After spending three weeks at #2, kept off the top spot by the social media sensation Super Mario Maker 2, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has returned to no.1.

At #2 it’s a new entry – Nintendo’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Word has it it’s selling surprisingly well in the US too.

Super Mario Maker 2 drops to #3, while FIFA 19 rises to #4. The soccer sim may remain in the top five next week – Tesco and Morrisons are slashing the price to £10 ahead of the imminent FIFA 20.

Red Dead Redemption 2 remains at #5, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe drops two places to #6, and then at #7 it’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, up 23(!) places. The PS4 version was available for a bargain £12.99 on Amazon last week.

Codemasters’ F1 2019 fell from #3 to #8, while Marvel’s Spider-Man – another strong seller during Amazon Prime Day – climbed to #9, up from #21.

Mortal Kombat 11 rounds off the top ten.

Somewhat amusingly, Forza Horizon 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition all managed to re-enter the top 20. Sea of Thieves and The Division 2 joined them, with the former going from #38 to #19.

The PlayStation Hits re-release of The Last of Us Remastered was the highest charting re-entry, however, returning at #17.

Sadly, there was a casualty amongst all the Amazon Prime Day sales surges – Square-Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders 2 plummeted from #5 to #38. This might be down to stock shortages – the Minecraft alike created a bit of a buzz at launch, exceeding expectations.

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