Top selling Wii U games in SA

Top Games in SA November 2012

Market research company Gfk has released its November 2012 sales chart for the SA physical retail gaming market, detailing the top five selling games across various platforms.

As the Wii U launched in November 2012, we now also have the sales chart for that platform. Gfk has also kindly provided us with the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS charts for the first time.

As one might expect with the launch of a new Nintendo console, Mario is topping the chart with his New Super Mario Bros Wii U adventure. The Nintendo Land and Wii U console bundle came in second, indicating a strong uptake of the Wii U 8GB console (which came with the game bundled). Mario also dominated his home turf of the Nintendo 3DS .

Despite an onslaught on new and exciting releases on PC – running joke, The Sims 3, is still hanging in the top 5. Black Ops 2 unsurprisingly takes the number 1 spot on PC, with big releases Far Cry 3, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) bolstering the top 5.

Black Ops 2 also dominated the console charts, hitting number 1 on both Xbox 360 and PS3. A range of big name holiday releases also made their way into the console charts, managing to knock long-time favourite Gran Turismo 5 from its stable position on the PS3 top 5.

PS Vita owners must be hungry for any new titles hitting the neglected platform, and so new releases dominate its chart. The PS Vita bundled with FIFA 13 also proved popular, presumably making for a snazzy Christmas gift.

Wii U
1: New Super Mario Bros Wii U
2: Nintendo Land + Wii U console bundle
3. ZombiU
4. Nintendo Land
5. Transformers: Prime – The Game
1. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
2. The Sims 3: Seasons Limited Edition
3. Far Cry 3
4. Assassin’s Creed 3
5. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Xbox 360
1. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
2. Halo 4
3. FIFA 2013
4. Assassin’s Creed 3: Join or Die Edition
5. FIFA 2013 + Xbox 360 console bundle
1. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
2. FIFA 2013
3. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
4. Assassin’s Creed 3: Join or Die Edition
5. Hitman Absolution
1. Mario Kart + Wii console bundle
2. Wii Party + Wii console bundle
3. Wii Sports Resort + Wii console bundle
4. Just Dance 4
5. FIFA 2013
PS Vita
1. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
2. FIFA 2013 + PS Vita console bundle
3. Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
5. FIFA 2013
1. FIFA 2013 + PSP console bundle
2. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
3. FIFA 2013
4. Street Fighter: Alpha 3 Max + PSP console bundle
5. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011
1. New Super Mario Bros 2
2. Super Mario Land
3. Mario Kart
4. Happy Feet 2
5. Angry Birds
1. New Super Mario Bros
2. Pokemon Black Version 2
3. Tinkerbell and the Great Fairt Rescue
4. Happy Feet 2
5. Wizards of Waverly Place
1. FIFA 2013
2. FIFA 2013 + PS2 console bundle
3. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011
4. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
5. GTA: San Andreas

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  • Saint_Dee

    I no longer have a rational explanation for The Sims’ consistent appearance on these charts >_<

  • ogk_malice

    I dream of the day I open one of these articles and it’s not on the list…

  • James Etherington-Smith

    The Sims franchise is one of the most successful of all time. It would be like not seeing a Mario title on the Nintendo charts.

  • Saint_Dee

    For the whole of 2012, it’s been on every monthly chart, what are they doing right?

  • ogk_malice

    gimmicks. like putting Katty Perry in the game…

  • Johann Botha

    All those poor suckers who got “Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified”. Sony should give them a refund. But then fifa 13 vita was also a rip off. The platform has many bad bad games with big names.