April 19, 2021

So, What’s Happened To Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time’s Physical Version In Europe?


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Today sees the launch of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on Nintendo Switch, the latest entry in Activision and Toys for Bob’s popular platforming series, yet the physical version of the game hasn’t materialised in stores across Europe.

The new release has launched as expected in North America and Australia, with physical copies readily available at stores and online, but fans in Europe seem to have been left in the cold. We’ve had a substantial number of readers get in touch today hoping for answers, informing us that they haven’t been able to track down a physical copy anywhere.

Indeed, a quick search across the UK’s most reliable game stores brings up almost no results. The only listing we stumbled across is at GAME, where the title is still available to pre-order with an odd ‘TBC 2021’ release date.

In case there’s any doubt, It’s About Time was supposed to have launched physically today in the region. Nintendo’s official site lists the game as a physical release, providing the official box art in the process, and its successful launch across other regions only makes the situation more confusing. The title is available digitally via the Switch eShop as planned.

The EU physical version is a real thing, according to Nintendo's site, at least...The EU physical version is a real thing, according to Nintendo's site, at least...
The EU physical version is a real thing, according to Nintendo’s site, at least… (Image: via Nintendo)

We’ve contacted GAME for further clarification on its store listing, as well as the game’s publisher Activision for more information on the situation. We’ll update this article if we hear back from either.

Make sure to stay tuned if you’re hoping to track down a physical copy of this brilliant return to form for the series.

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