The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has reportedly sold over 2.5 million units worldwide since it was released back in June. This bit of information was posted by Daniel Ahmad, a digital games marketing analyst, through his Twitter.
Admad works around — and enjoys discussing — the video game industry through the social networking outlet, occasionally dropping nuggets like the one above to his followers. In the case of the Crash Bandicoot remake trilogy, he found the 2.5 units sold impressively. For an idea of how this number measures, Admad noted that PlayStation exclusive Knack sold around 2 million, while the original Crash Bandicoot on the PS1 was hovering around 6 million sales.
These numbers are coming directly from him and not from Activision, mind you. He’s simply relaying the numbers he sees through his work as an analyst, a profession that lends a bit to his credibility. Still, without an official count from the publisher, take this with a grain of salt.
It wouldn’t be a shocking revelation were it true, however. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was positively received across the board and even garnered a favorable review from us. It was a gamble, this remake, but it seems to have paid off. It might be because the source material was fantastic to begin with or it could be the assortment of improvements — such as high-definition graphics — that pulled people in. Either way, Crash is certainly back and audiences are digging it.
One of the biggest differences from the original is the difficulty. Believe it or not, the remake is actually harder. This is due to the changes in the game’s collision system, which required the jumps be tuned to work with the improved environments. That’s why handling Crash might seem different to some people who played the original. To make up for this, the remakes got a more forgiving save and checkpoint system.
Bringing Crash back from the video game abyss gave a boost to his popularity, which resulted in him making appearances in other media as well, like the Spyro Netflix show. He, along with his gaming cast, are also getting an entire line of Crash Bandicoot Funko Pop Figures because everything that exists has a Funko Pop Figure now. They’re set to release in November, so Crash fans should start clearing room on their shelves soon.