Late June, Activision released "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy." Just recently, during the publisher’s earnings call, it was confirmed that the remastered game collection broke sales expectations set by the company. The overwhelming success of the nostalgic platformer has prompted them to consider remastering other popular games from the publisher’s library. So far, it seems that their plans might push through as the game continues to draw sales.

'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy' a surprise success

According to Gamespot, Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg said: “we knew that there was a passionate audience out there for ‘Crash.'" He also admitted that he was also a big fan of the original game.

When he was asked about what the publisher has in store after the “Crash Bandicoot” remaster, Hirshberg suggests that they might take a risk and remaster another fan-favorite game and hope for success. Looking at the sales numbers, it's difficult for them to ascertain if there is really a market for the game. Instead, they have to take a risk and release it and hope it becomes successful.

Activision did not share the official sales numbers for the remastered game. However, it blew investor’s away to find out that it became the top-selling console game for June. It should be noted that it was released two days before the month ended. Now, it was also discovered that the game was the top-selling PSN game for the PS4 in Europe and the US in that same month.

Taking into consideration that it is normally difficult for a game to top the charts given its late debut within the month.

Not the first attempt for the publisher

The CEO credited their success to consumer feedback. Hirshberg believes that they went out of their way to listen to their fans. It was noted that the company claims that it is their common practice to meet their customer’s demands.

He then explained that more games in their library might be considered for a remaster. Games like “Zombie Chronicles” and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered” are some of their other successful remastered games.

Another best-seller gets a remaster

Following their most recent success with “Crash Bandicoot,” Activision is set to follow up with another.

Later this month, “Starcraft Remastered” will be released for $15 USD and is expected to break sales records all over again. Gamers can expect them to release more remastered titles in the near future possibly. The original "Starcraft" is currently available for free.