Market research company Gfk has released its October 2013 sales charts for the SA physical retail gaming market, revealing the top 5 selling games during the month.
Interestingly, Grand Theft Auto 4 has seen a resurgence in popularity, no doubt sparked by the massive success of console exclusive GTA 5, which continues its dominance on the console charts.
Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders saw the title crack into the top-5 on the non-Sims PC chart. It will be interesting to see how the game performs once the November stats are finalised, as the game launched in that month.
Below is a chart detailing the top 5 selling games at SA retail for October 2013.
Top selling games at SA retail (October 2013)
|PC||PC (excluding The Sims titles)|
|1||Grand Theft Auto 4||Grand Theft Auto 4|
|2||Battlefield 4||Battlefield 4|
|3||The Sims 3: Into the Future expansion||FIFA 2014|
|4||FIFA 2014||Age of Empires 2: Gold|
|5||The Sims 3||Call of Duty: Ghosts|
|1||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|4||Batman: Arkham Origins|
|5||Forza Motorsport 4|
|1||FIFA 2014||FIFA 2014|
|2||Grand Theft Auto 5||Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate|
|3||Batman: Arkham Origins||Uncharted: Golden Abyss|
|4||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||Killzone Mercenary|
|5||Beyond: Two Souls||LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes|
|1||New Super Mario Bros||Pokemon Y|
|2||Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD||Pokemon X|
|3||Super Mario 3D World||New Super Mario Bros 2|
|4||Sonic: Lost World Dead Sixth Edition||super Mario Land|
|5||New Super Luigi U||Mario Kart|
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 does track online retailers, as well as both the physical and online sales of the retailers who have physical and online outlets, said Sengupta.
The stats presented are gathered on a monthly basis from the retailers with whom the Gfk is in partnership.