Market research company Gfk has released its latest sales hit list for SA retail, revealing which were the top 5 best-selling games in March 2014. This includes both pre-orders and post-launch sales.
On PC, it’s no surprise to see the Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls topping the chart, and since the base game is required it also had a strong showing. Grand Theft Auto 4 remains popular, likely due to the lack of concrete news regarding a GTA 5 PC port.
Over on PlayStation 4, Infamous: Second Son was the big title for the month, and as one of the few PS4 exclusives available we’d expect to see it topping the chart. Interestingly, Thief remains popular a month after release despite its lukewarm critical reception.
Below is a chart detailing the top 5 selling games at SA retail for March 2014.
Top selling games at SA retail (March 2014)
|PC||PC (excluding The Sims titles)|
|1||Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls||Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls|
|2||Grand Theft Auto 4||Grand Theft Auto 4|
|3||Diablo 3||Diablo 3|
|4||The Sims 3: Island Paradise||Battlefield 4|
|5||Battlefield 4||Far Cry 3|
|1||Infamous: Second Son||FIFA 2014|
|2||FIFA 2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts|
|3||Thief (2014)||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|4||Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes||The Last of Us|
|5||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Need For Speed Rivals|
|PS Vita||Xbox 360|
|2||LEGO: The Movie Videogame||Call of Duty: Ghosts|
|3||Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition||FIFA 2014|
|4||Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD: Remaster||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|5||Batman: Arkham Origins Blackagte||LEGO: The Movie The Videogame|
|Wii U||Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL|
|1||LEGO: The Movie Videogame||New Super Mario Bros 2|
|2||New Super Luigi U||The Sims 3: Pets|
|3||Donkey Kong: Country Tropical Freeze||Mario Kart|
|4||New Super Mario Bros||LEGO: The Movie Videogame|
|5||Just Dance 2014||LEGO: Marvel Superheroes Universe in Peril|
Top selling games in SA by platform
Gfk explained to MyGaming to what degree their sales stats represent the overall SA retail market.
Gfk spokesperson Sónia Sengupta said they cover around 90% of the SA gaming retail market, and 95% of the SA gaming consoles retail market.
Gfk also tracks online retailers, as well as both the physical and online sales of the retailers which have physical and online outlets, said Sengupta.
The stats presented are gathered on a monthly basis from the retailers with whom Gfk is in partnership.