Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy has launched to a massive UK sales success. The game is exclusive to Playstation 4 and has managed to become the biggest single-platform launch of the year, outselling even Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a collection of the first three Crash Bandicoot games, each and every one rebuilt from the ground up with the latest graphics and gameplay control improvements. The remastered games are Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash 3 Warped. Each title puts players into the shoes of protagonist Crash, a genetically engineered creature who is fighting back against the man who created him and others like him, Cortex.
Each game is filled to the brim with patforming levels, most of which were what inspired the platformers of today, such as Limbo. Every game also contains a number of collectibles that most players worked tirelessly to get all of when the first games launched. These were a hook that kept gamers playing every level until they had everything they needed to get 100% in each game.
The game is the second biggest overall launch of the year, behind Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which is multiplatform.
However, Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy isn’t the only game to launch this week. Micro Machines: World Series has made it to second place, and the physical release of Elite Dangerous, the Legendary Edition for Xbox One and PS4, landed in seventh place. Below the top ten in the sales charts The Golf Club 2 launched at 27th place, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered ended up in 32nd, and another title in the beloved Valkyria series, Valkyria Revolution, launched to 34th place.
The most Interesting placement here is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, which has been highly anticipated since it’s announcement as a standalone game earlier this month. However, the game is expected to have sold more copies digitally, and these sales numbers are from Chart-Track, a research firm who only track physical sales.