Top 10 UK Games Chart: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Finishes First
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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled takes the No.1 spot on the UK sales chart in the week ended June 22. According to sales monitor Chart-Track, it is the second biggest launch for a Crash Bandicoot title, behind 2017's N. Sane Trilogy. Chart-Track also reports that it's the third biggest debut of 2019, topped only by Sony's Days Gone and Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake.
Following CTR is EA's FIFA 19 at No.2, Forza Horizon 4 at No.3, and Days Gone at No.4. Chart mainstay, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2, spends its 35th week on sale at No.5. Battlefield V, the second EA title in the top 10, finishes the week at No.6, ahead of Grand Theft Auto V--another Rockstar title--at No.7.
The popularity of cart racers is further cemented by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is at No.8, while Ubisoft's The Division 2 and EA's Anthem round-off the top 10 at No.9 and No.10 respectively. The other major release of the week, 505 Games' Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, made its debut at No.17.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been received positively. We gave it an 8/10, with Oscar Dayus describing it as "a remaster done right." He continued: "Nitro-Fueled maintains the spirit and rock-solid foundations of a childhood favorite while building on it and modernizing it where necessary--even if the handling might take a bit of getting used to. When the nostalgia fades, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled remains fun and engaging enough to keep you racing on with a smile on your face for much longer yet." Read our full Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled review for a full analysis of the game.
You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
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