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UK Gaming Charts (03/07/2017): Crash Bandicoot is Back

If anyone doubted that nostalgia sells, then this week is pretty much a confirmation of that fact as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy lands in first place, a first for the Crash series.

Following the launch of Wipeout: Omega Collection and the recent release of Tekken 7, the first main entry into the series for a few years now, as well as the hype around the Mini SNES it’s clear that the gaming industry is on a nostalgia kick.

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is the latest remaster to cause a stir as it brings three classic titles in one tasty package. It’s definitely a winner as it has landed in first place this week and has become the biggest console exclusive launch of the year so far beating out the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Elsewhere in the charts there are more nostalgia-driven titles with Micro Machines: World Series landing in second place this week. Finally, Elite: Dangerous has managed to debut in seventh place as it lands on PS4. This title began back with Elite back in 1985, and it’s definitely come a long way since then.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Micro Machines: World Series
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Forza Horizon 3
  5. FIFA 17
  6. Overwatch
  7. Elite Dangrous
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. DiRT 4
  10. Rocket League