Once again www.Take2.co.za has come to the party and very kindly released its software sales percentages from the beginning of November to the end of December 2007.
Unfortunately all our retailers seem to be under some embargo which doesn’t allow them to release sales numbers and our distributors don’t seem to want to either. However I have it under good authority that Take2 is one of the biggest gaming retailers in the country and therefore gives us a great view of the South African buying patterns.
So to the numbers. (Change % is compared to the previous results)
1. PC Games – 53.9% (+0.9%)
2. PS2 – 18.2% (-4.7%)
3. Xbox 360 – 8.4% (-0.7%)
4. PS3 – 7.0% (+4.7%)
5. PSP – 6.2% (-0.4%)
6. Wii – 3.8% (+2.4%)
7. DS – 2.5% (-0.5%)
So those are some interesting numbers, the country is still very much a PC gaming country with the next gen consoles all falling quite far behind.
The 360 is the only next gen console to lose ground since the previous report and the PS3 has easily been the biggest winner. I think it is quite possible that the PS3 will overtake the 360 when we look back at Q1 in April this year.
Again a huge thanks to Renier and Take2 for providing this information. For all you Xbox 360 Live gamers make sure you use Take2 for all your subscriptions and Microsoft points.
Last Updated: January 7, 2008