Crash Team Racing had the third biggest launch this year in the United Kingdom, as reported by Games Industry International. The game has only released last Friday and is breaking its first records, as it happened with the first remake in the franchise, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy two years ago.
Activision’s kart-racing remake sold more discs during its launch week than other 2019 launches such as Mortal Kombat 11, Devil May Cry 5, Rage 2, The Division 2 and Anthem.
But despite racking up the numbers, Crash Team Racing didn’t come close to matching the frankly astonishing launch week of Activision’s N Sane Trilogy, back in June 2017. Then – and just on PlayStation 4 – the N Sane Trilogy sold twice the amount Crash Team Racing shifted this week across PS4, Switch and Xbox One.
Top 10 Chart
Here it is, right below:
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
- FIFA 19
- Forza Horizon 4
- Days Gone
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Battlefield 5
- GTA 5
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- The Division 2
It can be seen, that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is being followed by FIFA 19, and it’s worth noting that it has sold eight times the copies of the sports game. It’s been around for a while now, this is true, but this is another clear signal of how much accessible the IP is over there.
Top Three 2019 Debuts
Nitro-Fueled is also 2019’s third biggest debut, Days Gone and Resident Evil 2 being the other two biggest launches of the year thus far, demonstrating the eternal allure of zombies. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night also releases this week, but fails to make a dent on the Xbox One charts, despite charting at 17 in the All Format charts.