Best-selling games on Steam in South Africa

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was the best-selling Steam game in South Africa in October, according to SteamSpy.

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

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

At the start of November, SteamSpy showed the following statistics for Steam in SA:

  • Total active users – 653,541 ± 76,557
  • Average playtime (2 weeks) – 30:15
  • Active users (2 weeks) – 34%
  • Active users (total) – 89%

Best-selling games in October

The games detailed below were the top-sellers in South Africa for October, according to SteamSpy.

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

Game Sales Increase Max discount
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS 8,050 23% 0%
Guns of Icarus Online 5,094 167% 80% (100%*)
Sid Meier’s Civilization III Complete 4,724 220% 0%
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited 4,182 66% 0%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4,123 36% 50%
Borderlands 3,876 45% 0%
Grand Theft Auto V 3,643 27% 50%
RAGE 3,639 100% 0%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 3,575 4% 0%
Starbound 3,450 66% 33%
* Guns of Icarus was available for free for 24 hours on 26 October.

Now read: The average gaming PC on Steam – South African pricing

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