The top-selling Steam games in South Africa

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Outlast was the best-selling game on Steam in South Africa in September, according to SteamSpy.

SteamSpy is run by game developer Sergey Galyonkin, who collects data from Steam as part of the SteamSpy project.

While Valve does not release official sales figures for Steam, Galyonkin uses data from user profiles to extrapolate findings – dividing them into country categories.

With Steam currently the dominant online platform for PC gaming, data from the service provides a good indication of popular PC titles in SA.

Steam in SA

On 3 October, SteamSpy showed the following statistics for Steam in SA:

  • Total active users – 623,391 ± 72,189
  • Share of total users – 0.24%
  • Share of total games – 0.22%
  • Owned games per user – 23.95
  • Average playtime (2 weeks) – 28:07
  • Average playtime (total) – 916:10
  • Active users (2 weeks) – 35%
  • Active users (total) – 88%

Best-selling games in September

The games detailed below were the top-sellers in South Africa for September.

The “maximum discount” column shows the biggest promotion a game was offered on during the past month.

Rank Game Sales Owners Increase Max Discount
1 Outlast 6,356 9,941 ±281 177.29% 0%
2 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS 3,593 31,961 ±522 12.67% 0%
3 Depth 2,823 4,131 ±244 215.83% 75%
4 Mirage: Arcane Warfare 2,524 2,524 ±130 New 0%
5 Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee 2,111 6,743 ±287 45.57% 75%
6 Psychonauts 2,016 6,770 ±261 42.41% 0%
7 Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms 2,001 5,300 ±300 60.65% 0%
8 Liftoff 1,966 1,966 ±488 New 0%
9 Dear RED – Extended 1,727 1,727 ±215 New 0%
10 Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide 1,688 3,869 ±200 77.4% 67%

Now read: How much the average Steam gaming PC costs in South Africa

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  • Vince-0

    Are there even PUBG servers in SA? Stupid playing fps at 200+

  • StoneCold

    Nope.

  • aknit

    Just use a US VPN. Ping rate should be <25

    –aknit

  • Vince-0

    Nope

  • Max Maw

    Outlast, Abe’s Oddysee and Psychonauts are all thanks to Humble Bundle 😀

  • Cathal

    A VPN wouldn’t have that big an effect on your latency, as it still needs to send and receive the data at your location. It might improve or worsen a bit depending on the route the VPN takes but other than that only a faster or better, like fibre, line should decrease the ping.

  • Andrew Shaw

    Nope, but the game is more than playable. It’s a lot more forgiving, albeit far more punishing in terms of gameplay, than games like Rainbow Six Siege, which I stopped playing because of the ping.

    What’s stupid is not trying it out for yourself. 🙂

    Buy the game, you’ve got 2 hours to see if the game works for you, if not…. request a refund.

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