Market research company Gfk has released its November 2013 sales charts for the SA physical retail gaming market.
The data gives us a look at the top 5 selling PS4 titles in South Africa, including both pre-orders and post-launch sales.
Of course, it’s still early days for the console in SA, and the limited stock of the PS4 meant not everyone got hands on it at launch.
Assassin’s Creed 4 was a top seller across all major platforms, and we’re not surprised because the swashbuckling high-seas adventure is an awesome amount of fun.
As we might expect, the big holiday releases were also prominent across the board, with the likes of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and FIFA 14 strong on all platforms, and the indomitable GTA V is still going strong.
The new running joke is that The Sims 3 and Age of Empires 2 Gold edition seem to be keeping the PC retail market alive.
Below is a chart detailing the top 5 selling games at SA retail for November 2013.
Top selling games at SA retail (November 2013)
|PlayStation 4||PlayStation 3|
|1||ASSASSINS CREED 4: BLACK FLAG||CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS|
|2||BATTLEFIELD 4||FIFA 2014|
|3||FIFA 2014||GRAND THEFT AUTO 5|
|4||KILLZONE : SHADOW FALL||BATTLEFIELD 4|
|5||CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS||ASSASSINS CREED 4: BLACK FLAG|
|PC||PC (excluding The Sims titles)|
|1||BATTLEFIELD 4||BATTLEFIELD 4|
|2||CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS||CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS|
|3||THE SIMS 3: INTO THE FUTURE EXPANSION PACK||ASSASSINS CREED 4: BLACK FLAG|
|4||THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE EXPANSION PACK||SPLIT SECOND|
|5||ASSASSINS CREED 4: BLACK FLAG||AGE OF EMPIRES 2: GOLD|
|Xbox 360||PS Vita|
|1||CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS||FIFA 2014|
|2||GRAND THEFT AUTO 5||BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS BLACKGATE|
|3||BATTLEFIELD 4||LEGO: MARVEL SUPERHEROES: UNIVERSE IN PERIL|
|4||FIFA 2014||LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES|
|5||ASSASSINS CREED 4: BLACK FLAG||UNCHARTED:GOLDEN ABYSS|
|Wii U||3DS/3DS XL|
|1||SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD||POKEMON X|
|2||LEGO :MARVEL SUPERHEROES||POKEMON Y|
|3||LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER HD LIMITED EDITION||NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2|
|4||PIKMIN 3||LEGEND OF ZELDA:A LINK BETWEEN WORLDS|
|5||LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER HD||SUPER MARIO LAND|
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.