Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad was going through recent sales reports when he noticed an impressive statistic. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has sold over 2.5 million copies so far. That’s an incredible feat for a game exclusive (currently, at least) to a single console, although it’s not entirely shocking. The original Crash games sold extremely well on PlayStation, so clearly there was a nostalgic-filled demand for the remastered trilogy of platformers.
Was just looking over some numbers and noticed that Crash Bandicoot PS4 has already sold over 2.5 million units worldwide…… wow! pic.twitter.com/kHlbiYAz83
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 23, 2017
If you’re curious as to how a remastered version of a bunch of old PlayStation platformers could still resonate with players in 2017, then you’ll want to read our Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Chandler Wood had to say:
There’s a fair balance of design pitfalls and legitimately difficult platforming across all three Crash Bandicoot games collected in the N. Sane Trilogy. It gets noticeably easier as the series moves forward, probably due to some very tight platforming choices being solved as Naughty Dog originally evolved the games. On the one hand, it’s commendable that Vicarious Visions didn’t touch the original at all, leaving those difficult jumps just as tough as they were, or avoiding any changes to Coco’s jetski physics in the third game. On the other, this was the prime opportunity to fix some of these original mistakes that Naughty Dog made when the games first released. I fall in the purist camp, the group of people that appreciate the authenticity of the originals being left intact, frustrations and all, but if you’d prefer to have seen some major changes to pieces you felt were badly designed, you won’t find them here.
The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was clearly developed with a love and passion for those original games. The updated graphics are a beautiful sight to behold, even if you aren’t using a PS4 Pro, and yet these are the same quirky platformers that we came to love and be frustrated with in the ’90s. Some of the original design idiosyncrasies are still in place, but the majority of memories made with Crash are good ones, and I never want them to change. Significant replayability and an excellent entry price point make the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy a benchmark for how future classic game remakes should be handled, the originals left intact, imperfections and all.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available now on PlayStation 4.