Best-selling PlayStation games in SA

Market research company Gfk has finalised its sales stats for March 2014, which means we can find out which games have been topping the charts at South African retail for the first quarter of 2014.

This article looks at PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 titles, and for each month includes both pre-orders and post-launch sales.

Having launched in South Africa on 13 December 2013, the first three months of the year were all about building game libraries for new PS4 owners.

It’s unsurprising to see the ever-popular FIFA franchise topping the charts, while rounding out purchases each month were plenty of new releases, including PlayStation exclusives and multi-platform titles.

Over on PS3 it was a much more tempered affair, with stalwart titles holding strong in the opening months of the year. FIFA 2014, GTA 5, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and The Last of Us all made recurring entries into the chart.

The table below summaries the top 5 games by sales at SA retail for Q1 2014.

Top-selling PlayStation 4 games in South Africa – Q1 2014

January 2014 February 2014 March 2014
1 FIFA 2014 Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Infamous: Second Son
2 Killzone Shadow Fall FIFA 2014 FIFA 2014
3 Battlefield 4 Killzone Shadow Fall Thief
4 Call of Duty: Ghosts Call of Duty: Ghosts Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
5 Need For Speed Rivals Thief Call of Duty: Ghosts

Top-selling PlayStation 3 games in South Africa – Q1 2014

January 2014 February 2014 March 2014
1 FIFA 2014 FIFA 2014 FIFA 2014
2 Grand Theft Auto 5 Call of Duty: Ghosts Call of Duty: Ghosts
3 Call of Duty: Ghosts Grand Theft Auto 5 Grand Theft Auto 5
4 Gran Turismo 6: Anniversary Edition Battlefield 4 The Last of Us
5 Need For Speed: The Run The Last of Us Need For Speed Rivals

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.

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  • Uberutang

    Just giving a top 5 is useless. Provide sale numbers please.

  • FoxOneZA

    Thief and FIFA 14 ranking high on that list 😛

  • Uberutang

    FIFA is always high on any playstation list. Numbers would be better (and maybe also consoles sold vs games sold)

    So 10 000 PS4’s, sold 5000 FIFA sold etc. That would be useful.

  • Gfk does not provide sales number unless you pay for a report. It’s their business to sell that information. Even if we could afford the reports, there are clauses about not publishing the information.

  • Callum Easton

    No AC: Black Flag? That game was BOSS!

  • asd

    PeasantStation.

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