Friday, October 6, 2017

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.

RankGameSalesOwnersIncreaseMax Discount
1Outlast6,3569,941 ±281177.29%0%
2PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS3,59331,961 ±52212.67%0%
3Depth2,8234,131 ±244215.83%75%
4Mirage: Arcane Warfare2,5242,524 ±130New0%
5Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee2,1116,743 ±28745.57%75%
6Psychonauts2,0166,770 ±26142.41%0%
7Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms2,0015,300 ±30060.65%0%
8Liftoff1,9661,966 ±488New0%
9Dear RED – Extended1,7271,727 ±215New0%
10Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide1,6883,869 ±20077.4%67%

Now read: How much the average Steam gaming PC costs in South Africa

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