UK: Crash Team Racing leads the pack in opening week sales

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has made its way to the top of the UK charts. 

After releasing for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 21, the kart-racer remaster has snagged the #1 spot on the UK sales charts for the week. 16% percent of sales were on Nintendo Switch, whereas 66% were on PlayStation 4 and 18% were on the Xbox One. Crash Bandicoot has always been associated with the PlayStation brand, and while the exclusivity is gone, it seems the majority of Bandicoot enthusiasts remain Sony players.

Here’s the full breakdown for the week, according to

  1. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  2. FIFA 19
  3. Forza Horizon 4
  4. Days Gone
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Battlefield V
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2
  10. Anthem

And if sales in the region weren’t enough to reaffirm the title’s appeal to a wide audience, Crash Team Racing is crushing it on Metacritic. Holding above 80% on all three platforms, Crash Team Racing is a definitive hit regardless of platform. We at Nintendo Enthusiast gave the game a 9/10, praising its rewarding gameplay and massive amount of content. 

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Aric Sweeny
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