Best selling games in SA

Market research company Gfk has released their latest stats on the SA physical retail gaming market, revealing which titles sold the best across major platforms during May 2012. Despite a mostly quiet month on the retail release front, there were a few big name titles that entered to shuffle up the rankings.

Unsurprisingly, Diablo III reigned supreme on PC, even though it only had half a month to perform, having launched on 15 May. Interestingly, the Diablo III Collector’s Edition was the second best-seller on PC in May, suggesting that there are lots of hardcore Diablo fans in SA.

On Xbox 360 it’s surprising to see the long-awaited Max Payne 3 (15 May) beaten to the post by the less-than-stellar Kinect Star Wars, although the latter did have a head start, having launched back in April.

On PS3, it seems little can be done to usurp Gran Turismo 5 from its reigning position on the charts. The title has remained at number 1 for the last 3 months since MyGaming began reporting on SA sales stats. Not even Max Payne and his stylish slow-mo shooting could beat out the stalwart racer.

The PS2 is still a strong seller despite its age, and gamers are enjoying some classic titles on the platform, along with more recent releases.

Nintendo reigned supreme across their platforms with first-party titles.

Below is the full list of top 5 selling games at retail in South Africa for May 2012.

PC
1. – DIABLO 3 PC ROLE PLAYING
2. – DIABLO 3 COLLECTOR’S EDITION ROLE PLAYING
3. – BATTLEFIELD 3 SHOOTER
4. – THE SIMS 3 ROLE PLAYING
5. – THE SIMS 3 : PETS ROLE PLAYING
XBOX 360
1. – KINECT STAR WARS ACTION
2. – MAX PAYNE 3 SHOOTER
3. – CALL OF DUTY – MODERN WARFARE 3 SHOOTER
4. – FIFA 2012 SPORTS
5. – CALL OF DUTY 4 – MODERN WARFARE 2 SHOOTER
PS3
1. – GRAN TURISMO 5 RACING
2. – MAX PAYNE 3 SHOOTER
3. – FIFA 2012 SPORTS
4. – PROTOTYPE 2 ACTION
5. – BATTLEFIELD 3 SHOOTER
NINTENDO WII
1. – WII SPORTS SPORTS
2. – WII SPORTS RESORT SPORTS
3. – MARIO & SONIC AT THE LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES 2012 SPORTS
4. – SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 ACTION
5. – MARIO KART RACING
PS2
1. – NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED RACING
2. – FIFA 2011 SPORTS
3. – FIFA 2010 SPORTS
4. – BLACK PLATINUM ACTION
5. – GRAND THEFT AUTO SAN ANDREAS ACTION
PSP
1. – NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED RACING
2. – PSP STREET FIGHTER : ALPHA 3 MAX ACTION
3. – THE SIMS 2 : PETS ROLE PLAYING
4. – DRAGONBALL Z:TENKAICHI TAG TEAM ACTION
5. – ASSASSINS CREED 2 BLOOD LINES ACTION
NINTENDO DS/DS-LITE
1. – NEW SUPER MARIO BROS ACTION
2. – POKEMON : MYSTERY DUNGEON ROLE PLAYING
3. – LEGEND OF ZELDA: SPIRIT TRACKS ACTION
4. – POKEMON DUNGEON EXPLORERS OF TIME ROLE PLAYING
5. – MARIO KART RACING

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