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Game Balls Top 10: Spyro fires on top spot

From Luke Reilly games editor, IGN Australia

Spyro's religious trilogy has lost Red Dead Redemption II as the best-selling retailer in Australia last week, reiterating the advent of the already-achieved game in the UK.

Spiro's religious trilogy got generally positive reviews, although Activision faced criticism of leaving most of the game off retail discs (most of the game is not actually on the disc and needs to be taken, to fully expand the benefit of buying a physical copy of the game in retail in the first place) and not to add translations.

Spyro's religious trilogy has so far mimic the success of last year's Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The two compilations appear to have worked well for Activision, which was not actually included in the PlayStation originals production (Activision raises the rights of Crash and Spyro in 2008 after merging with Vivendi, which merged with the original Crash and Spyro publisher Universal Interactive back in 2000). Revamped collections are sound starvation examples for some fans of renewable versions of previous favorites.

In second place is Fallout 76, but things do not look great for a long time in the tables. Fallout is a powerful brand of RPG and the game has an open world four times larger than that of Fallout 4, but the Fallout 76's buzz on online multiplayer experience is filled with a reaction that would even be described as mixed. The IGN review called it an "experiment disappearing".

The third and fourth positions are occupied by Pokémon: Let's go, Pikachu! and to go, Yves! These are Pokémon's first Nintendo Switch games and are based on Pokémon Yellowy 1998. If the sales of each of them were combined, it is quite possible to dim Spyro, but they are listed separately.

The two other new entries last week are Battlefield V and Hitman 2 on the eighth and ninth, respectively. Despite the large number of new entries, this seems to be a bit low for the big brand like Battlefield, but it's worth remembering that Battlefield V had an unusually long-lasting release program (the owners of certain Battlefield V editions were able to buy and Play the game well before its "Official" release date on November 20) and it's a series with a strong PC heritage (most sales of computer games are digital, and digital sales on any platform are not reflected in these retail tables).

It's good to see that Hitman 2 was in the top 10, especially since the future looked a little bleak for this cult series after the former publisher Square Enix decided not to extend the franchise support back in 2017 to avoid sold the rights developer EB Interactive.

He really woke up in the tables this week, and is likely to continue after an aggressive deviation in the retail pile of desirable, evergreen games over the weekend.

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