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Star Wars Squadrons stays on target to beat Crash Bandicoot | UK Digital Charts

EA's flight shooter does significantly better as a digital release

In a reverse of the physical charts, Star Wars Squadrons was the most downloaded game in the UK last week.

EA's game narrowly missed out on the top spot to Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time in GfK's physical retail top ten. Yet in GSD's digital charts, the Star Wars flight game comfortably outsold Activision's platform game. In fact, with retail and digital combined, Star Wars Squadrons was the best-selling game of last week overall.

However, even with digital included, the game couldn't match the launch sales of last year's hit Star Wars release, Jedi: Fallen Order. Of course, both games are in very different genres, and Fallen Order launched in the middle of the Christmas sales period.

Crash Bandicoot 4 was the second best-selling digital game of the month, just ahead of Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Ubisoft's shooter has staged a comeback over the past month following the release of a new season and a series of promotional activity.

Note: These charts only feature games published by a selection of leading publishers (see below). Nintendo games are missing as Nintendo do note currently take part in the GSD project.

Here is the GSD Top Ten for the week ending October 3rd:

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Star Wars: Squadrons
New Entry 2 Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
3 Tom Clancy's The Division 2
1 4 Mafia: Definitive Edition
4 5 Grand Theft Auto 5
6 6 Red Dead Redemption 2
5 7 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
2 8 Mafia Trilogy
7 9 Nier Automata
Re-Entry 10 Ghost of Tsushima

Digital data includes games from participating companies sold via Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo Eshop. Participating companies are Activision Blizzard, Anuman, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Nacon, Paradox Interactive, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, THQ Nordic, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.

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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year media veteran specialising in the business of video games. And, erm, Doctor Who