Activision is having a summer to remember again with the dominant force of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy holding firmly at #1 for the third week in a row. With Crash’s exclusivity on PlayStation coming to an end this year, Activision was finally able to publish the game on multi-platforms across the Xbox One, PC & Nintendo Switch – fans are rejoicing to finally be able to play the Crash beloved trilogy on new systems and on-the-go with the Switch.
LEGO The Incredibles debuted at #2 in the UK Gaming Charts. You could question why the game came in at number two and not beating Crash to a pole position; the game’s marketing hasn’t been heavy on the UK, with the film releasing on the same day as the video game title. Many kids are moving over to mainstream titles where hours are being plugged into the system. Fortnite is a prime example of how kids are interacting with video games now – comparing the latter to 2008, a whole 10 years ago. Despite the #2 position, the game is well received by critics noting the gameplay and interactivity, even as a standalone title. The game currently holds a 75 percent rating on Metacritic (Xbox One version).
In other genres, Octopath Traveler is being hailed as a true RPG and “this is what the genre has been lacking for, for years.” Square Enix’s new RPG game published exclusively on the Nintendo Switch currently holds an 84 percent rating on Metacritic. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can read our impressions on Octopath Traveler. (Preview – written by Simon)
Here’s the UK Top 10 Sales Gaming Charts for 16/07/2018:
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- LEGO The Incredibles
- Octopath Traveler
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
- God of War
- FIFA 18
- Jurassic World Evolution
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Far Cry 5
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe