The most popular video games in South Africa

Grand Theft Auto V remains one of the most popular games in South Africa despite the fact that it was launched in 2013.

This is according to statistics from South African online retailer Raru, who said that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game comfortably outsold any other title.

“This is mostly due to the game being very well priced for long periods at a time,” said Raru.

Takealot has also confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V is one of its most popular titles, claiming that only FIFA 20 is more popular on its platform.

Gaming trends

Takealot said that its best-selling console for 2019 was the PlayStation Classic, and added that gamers appear to be very interested in playing older games.

“Retro gaming remains an incredibly popular pastime for many,” said Takealot.

“We have seen that nostalgia and classic games continue to remain on-trend.”

According to Raru, Nintendo Switch games perform remarkably well considering that they are usually exclusive to the Switch console.

PlayStation remains a strong format, said Raru, while digital code sales for PSN, Xbox, and Steam remain extremely popular.

Raru also highlighted that Pokémon Sword and Shield is already one of the top 10 most sold titles of the year despite the fact that its launch date was Friday 15 November.

Top-selling games

The top 10 most-sold games across all platforms on Raru’s online storefront are as follows:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Resident Evil 2
  3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  5. Devil May Cry 5
  6. Days Gone
  7. Pokemon Sword and Shield
  8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  9. Mortal Kombat 11
  10. Borderland 3

Takealot’s best selling titles are as follows:

  1. FIFA 20 (PS4)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
  3. FIFA 20 (Xbox One)
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
  5. Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4)
  6. FIFA 19 (PS4)
  7. The Sims 4 (PC)
  8. Call of Duty Modern Warfare (PS4)
  9. Far Cry 5 (PS4)
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4)

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