Which games top the SA sales charts?

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

On PC, despite releasing late in the month on 28 August, it’s not surprising to see Guild Wars 2 take top honours. Battlefield 3, the Sims 3 and various Sims 3 expansions continue to jostle for position. Diablo III has now fallen from the top 5 list.

August had a few notable releases: Guild Wars 2, Darksiders 2, and Sleeping Dogs. It’s interesting the see the latter two titles did not crack the top 5 on any platform. Having released in the second half of the month, their sales performance may pick up in September.

Interestingly, consoles bundled with games saw a resurgence for August, perhaps spurred on by the large numbers of August and September-born children who all need birthday gifts.

Below is the full list of top 5 selling games on each platform at retail in South Africa for August 2012.

Top selling SA games at physical retail – August 2012 – Gfk
1: Guild Wars 2
2: The Sims 3
3: The Sims 3 Showtime – Katy Perry Collection
4: Battlefield 3
5: The Sims 3: Pets
1: London 2012
2: Gran Turismo 5
3: FIFA 2012
4: Grand Theft Auto 4
5: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Xbox 360
1: Kinect Adventures + Xbox 360 console
2: London 2012
3: Kinect Sports 2 + Xbox 360 console
4: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
5: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier + Xbox 360 console
Nintendo Wii
1. Mario Kart Wii
2: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
3: Wii Sports
4: Wii Play + Motion Plus
5: Mario Strikers Charged Wii
Nintendo DS/DS Lite
1: New Super Mario Bros DS
2: Brave DS
3: Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks DS
4: Tangled: The Video Game DS
5: Super Mario 64 DS
1: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
2: Gran Turismo 5 Roadster + WWE 2011 + 2GB Memory card
3: The Sims 2: Pets
4: Need for Speed: Shift
5: Grand Theft Auto Liberty City
1: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
2: FIFA 2012
3: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4: FIFA 2011
5: Need For Speed: Carbon

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