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Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy is still No.1 in the UK

And the summer drought continues

For UK games retail, we are at the height of the summer drought - with no Amazon Prime Day to lift the market this week.

That means yes, for a fifth week, Crash Bandicoot is No.1. The game returned to the top a year after its initial PS4 release due to new versions for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

LEGO The Incredibles is No.2 for a third consecutive week, while The Crew 2 continues to stage a small comeback, rising up five places with a 34% improvement in sales. GTA V also returns to the Top Ten, jumping 11 places to No.7. The game often performs well after a boost in console sales, which occurred during Amazon Prime Day.

A major expansion to No Man's Sky sees that game also return to the Top 50 at No.12.

There were a few smaller new releases, namely Train Sim World by Maximum Games (No.20), Go Vacation on Switch by Nintendo/Bandai Namco (No.23), The Persistence by Sony for PS4 (No.34) and Nintendo's Wario Ware Gold on 3DS (No.38).

August is a generally weak month for new game launches, although there are a couple to keep an eye on - such as Team17's Overcooked 2, Sega's Shenmue 1 and 2, Codemasters' F1 2018 and Rebellion's Strange Brigade. September is when the market will pick up significantly, with game launches such as Spider-Man, Tomb Raider, Spyro and FIFA.

Here is the UKIE/GfK physical chart for the week ending July 28th:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
3 2 LEGO The Incredibles
8 3 The Crew 2
7 4 God of War
10 5 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
11 6 Call of Duty: WWII
18 7 Grand Theft Auto V
5 8 Sonic Mania Plus
14 9 Jurassic World Evolution
13 10 Mario Tennis Aces

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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.


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