SA’s top-selling festive season games

Top Selling Games December 2012

Market research company Gfk has released its December 2012 sales chart for the SA physical retail gaming market, detailing the top five selling games across various platforms during the busy holiday shopping period. EA saw success again, as FIFA 13 and The Sims 3 topped various platform charts.

Despite a number of AAA games released in the lead up to the holiday spending spree, most PC games couldn’t hold out much longer than their launch month against the interminable Sims 3. Only popular shooters Far Cry 3 and Black Ops 2 managed to break up the Sims 3 domination of the PC sales chart, with November’s Assassin’s Creed 3, and Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) making way.

As the Wii U launched in November 2012, as might be expected, the strongest launch titles were in the chart, with Mario at the fore.

On Xbox 360 and PS3, new releases were out in force, with shooters Far Cry 3 and Black Ops 2 not enough to unseat the king of footy sims, FIFA 13.

PS Vita owners also picked up a number of big name titles, such as FIFA 13, Mortal Kombat, and Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012).

Below is the full sales chart detailing the top 5 selling games at retail in SA during December 2012.

PC
1 The Sims 3: Seasons Limited Edition
2. Far Cry 3
3. The Sims 3
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
5. The Sims 3: Showtime Katy Perry Collection
Xbox 360
1. FIFA 2013
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
3. Far Cry 3
4. Disneyland Adventures
5. Forza 4
PS3
1. FIFA 2013
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
3. Far Cry 3: Insane Edition
4. Gran Turismo 5
5. Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2012
Nintendo Wii U
1. New Super Marios Bros Wii U
2. ZombiU
3. Nintendo Land
4. Just Dance 4
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Nintendo Wii
1. Mario Kart
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Super Mario Bros Wii (2009)
4. Wii Sports Resort
5. Wii Party
PS2
1. FIFA 2013
2. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
3. GTA: San Andreas
4. Need For Speed: Carbon
5. Black (Platinum)
PS Vita
1. FIFA 2013
2. Little Big Planet
3. Mortal Kombat
4. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
PSP/Slim
1. Street Fighter: Alpha 3 Max
2. Gran Turismo 5 Roadster + console bundle
3. Sonic Rivals 2
4. Mortal Kombat: Unchained
5. FIFA 2013
Nintendo 3DS
1. New Super Marios Bros 2
2. Super Mario Land 3DS
3. Mario Kart
4. Steel Diver
5. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Nintendo DS/DS Lite
1. New Super Mario Bros
2. Legend of Zelsa: Spirit Tracks
3. Mario Kart
4. Pokemon Black Version 2
5. Wizards of Waverly Place

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