Take 2’s Top Selling Gaming Items of 2010 – What’s an Xbox?

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Last month we ran a post detailing the top selling games of 2010 from popular e-tailer Kalahari.net. From their list, one thing was clear; Though locally, PC is still king – as far as console software sales are concerned, Sony’s PS3 is indubitably the biggest money maker, far outpacing its HD competition.

In the comments from that article, loyal Xboxers derided it for not being fully indicative of local sales trends. Take 2 have released their own top 25 – and surprise, surprise..they’re very similar. Their biggest selling game was also Starcraft II – and the rest of their list also features a conspicuously sparse amount of Xbox games. In fact, the only Xbox related item featured is the 250Gb HDD, with nary an actual game in sight. For comparison, 7 of the 25 top selling game related items were PS3 games.

This is curiously incongruent to the USA, which sees Xbox software sales much higher than PS3 counterparts, and at last count there were more Xbox 360’s sold in Sa than PS3’s. Have they all failed, giving up their red lights of death, or is Xbox piracy is South Africa much, much larger than we imagine?

Take 2’s Top 25 after the jump.

  1. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC DVD-ROM / Mac)
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition (PC DVD-ROM)
  3. World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-paid Game Card European Server Version (PC)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC DVD-ROM)
  5. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Expansion Pack (PC)
  6. Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
  7. Frontlines:Fuel of War (PC DVD-ROM)
  8. Medal of Honor: Limited Edition (PC DVD-ROM)
  9. THQ Ultimate Box Set (9 Game Pack) (PC DVD-ROM
  10. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (PC DVD-ROM)
  11. PlayStation Network Card R200 (PS3/PSP)
  12. God of War 3 (PS3)
  13. FIFA 2011 (PS3)
  14. Official XBox 360 Hard Drive (250GB)
  15. God of War 1 + 2 Collection (PS3)
  16. EA Classics: Mass Effect 2 (PC DVD-ROM)
  17. Mass Effect 2 (PC DVD-ROM)
  18. Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Expansion Pack (PC DVD-ROM)
  19. Comfy – Easy PC Keyboard (includes First Steps CD in the Package)
  20. OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (PC DVD-ROM)
  21. Super Hits: Civilization IV Complete Collection (PC DVD-ROM)
  22. Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)
  23. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (PS3)
  24. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
  25. Mass Effect 2 Collector’s Edition (PC DVD-ROM)

Source : Take 2

Last Updated: December 21, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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