What are the best selling games in South Africa?
Gfk June 2012 sales stats for SA give you the answer
Market research company Gfk has released its June 2012 sales stats for the SA physical retail gaming market. Diablo III is the only game with the sheer force of evil necessary to keep The Sims 3: Showtime Katy Perry Collection from taking the number 1 spot.
With a relatively quiet release schedule in June, a few big name titles did the shuffle on the sales chart.
On PC it’s a tale of threes, with Max Payne 3 (June 1) sneaking in at number 5. Battlefield 3 is still a strong seller, perhaps bolstered by the recent release of some new DLC. The Sims 3 expansions and Diablo III top off the list.
On Xbox 360, Max Payne 3 lost its May number 2 spot to strong classics (15 May), and the late May release of Ghost Recon: The less-than-stellar Kinect Star Wars is hanging in there, having slipped from number 1 in May, down to 5.
On PS3, FIFA 12 managed to knock Gran Turismo 5 from its domination of number 1, with sales possibly spurred on by the recent European Champions League football spectacular.
It is interesting to note the sales performance of Max Payne 3, as publisher Take-Two was recently lamenting that the game simply didn’t sell enough copies to make targets. Their other notable release, the impressive Spec Ops: The Line doesn ‘t even feature on the SA top 5 sales charts.
Below is the full list of top 5 selling games at retail in South Africa for June 2012.
|1. Diablo 3|
|2. The Sims 3: Showtime Katy Perry Collection|
|3. The Sims 3: Pets|
|4. Battlefield 3|
|5. Max Payne 3|
|1. FIFA 2012|
|2. Gran Turismo 5|
|3. Max Payne 3|
|4. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier|
|5. God of War 3|
|1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3|
|2. FIFA 2012|
|3. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier|
|4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|
|5. Kinect Star Wars|
|1. Wii Sports|
|2. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games 2012|
|3. Wii Sports Resort|
|4. Mario Kart|
|5. Super Mario Bros Wii (2009)|
|1. New Super Mario Bros|
|2. Legend of Zelda: Spirit tracks|
|3. Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon|
|4. Pokemon Dungeon Explorers of Time|
|5. Mario Kart|
|1. Need For Speed: Most Wanted|
|2. The Sims 2: Pets|
|3. Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories|
|4. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011|
|5. Need For Speed Shift|
|1. FIFA 2012|
|2. Need For Speed Most Wanted|
|3. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|
|4. FIFA 2011|
|5. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition|
Under the Wii category, Wii Sports is consistently the number one selling title. However, this title is only available as bundled with sales of the Wii console.
Gfk has explained that: “All software sold is reported in our system as such, regardless of whether it was bundled with another item or sold as stand-alone. Should the item have been bundled e.g. console with a game, GfK will split the item in order to portray the full scope of each market.”
Which games did you purchase at retail in June? Did you contribute to any on the list? Let us know in the comments below and in the MyGaming forum.