Crash Remaster Trilogy Was June's Top-Selling Physical Game, Despite Its Late Release

N. Sane Trilogy sales seemingly bode well for the future of Crash.

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Alongside news regarding the return of a long-lost Crash Bandicoot level, Activision today shared some surprising news about the recently released N. Sane Trilogy. According to the publisher, it was the top-selling physical console game worldwide in the month of June.

What makes that impressive, aside from the apparent strong demonstration of nostalgia for Crash, is when N. Sane Trilogy was released. It launched on June 30, giving it only two days on store shelves during the reporting period to make it to the No. 1 spot. This is according to data compiled by the NPD Group, GfK, GSD, and Activision Blizzard's own internal estimates.

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June was a month devoid of many big releases, but it's still a notable accomplishment. The game has routinely topped the UK and Australia/New Zealand sales charts since its launch, and it made a strong showing on the PlayStation Store sales charts. This all bodes well for those hoping to see more Crash in the future, a possibility which Activision has not ruled out.

The other major Crash news today is in regards to the level Stormy Ascent, a super-tough stage that was cut from the original Crash Bandicoot. As part of a new N. Sane Trilogy DLC pack, the level is now playable in an official capacity for the first time. The DLC is available for free for the next 30 days, after which point it will cost $3. You can read more about it in our interview with developer Vicarious Visions.

The NPD Group will be releasing its monthly US sales report for June later today, which should provide us with more insight into how Crash (and the industry overall) performed last month.

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Perhaps Naughty Dog will take note of this and herald the return of the Jak (and Daxter) IP. The duo were just as iconic during the PS2 era as Crash was during the PSX era. Jak 4 would sell like hot cakes if they do it right.

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Awesome game, but INSANELY tough. I stopped playing after attempting 'Slippery Climb' from the first game, over a 100 times. No damn checkpoints! Jeez!

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Crash being relevant again, even if only for a little while warms my heart. CTR Remake with Online and then the original Spyro Trilogy to get the same remakes. Then I worry about the future of both franchises again in regards to new games and I'm not talking about Skylanders.

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So just imagine how well a CTR remake would sell! Eh? Eh?

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Just goes to show how beloved the series is!

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I know there has been a lull the last few weeks in terms of new game releases (at least big AAA games.) but this is still impressive nonetheless. Nostalgia is a great thing to capitalize on.

-N SANE RESULT NINJA APPROVED-

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