Best-selling games on Steam in South Africa

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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