Core Gaming revealed some interesting South African sales figures at the recent launch of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This data, provided by GFK Statistics, give us a clearer indication of how the console race is being run in SA.
Nintendo dominating, nothing new, but the suprise here are xbox360 sales... i thought PS3 sells more ouside the USA. As for handheld, good for PSP. Doing better then the DS.
here are the full South African sales figures without the marketing spin, these were collated by GFK and presented by them. http://www.lazygamer.co.za/...
well south africa are like kings in piracy thats why ps3 aint selling that well they only buy consoles that can be modded so they dont have to buy the games
kings in piracy? Where do you get your facts?
I grew up in SA and I dont have a clue what youre talking about. on topic : knowing South Africa very well Im VERY VERY surprised to see the 360 do so well overthere.I remember the original xbox wasnt really huge overthere and Sony was more than king , I bet South Africans were even more in love with Sony than the japanese themselves lol. But this just confirms that english speaking countries seem to favor the 360 for whatever reason (maybe Live...?).If even SA and Australia favor the 360 then its not a coincidence.
South Africa is an Afrikaans speaking country. LOL
To lazygamer: These are full sales figures, and were supplied by GFK to Core Gaming, as pointed out in paragraph one. I highly doubt that the figures had a marketing spin added to them, and am sure that had Ster Kinekor or Microsoft presented the figures they would have been exactly the same. Sales figures are sales figures... Although your article is interesting, it does not specify the dates to which the statistics relate, and as such is somewhat confusing.
I think everyone knows that figures are not just figures. It all depends on how they are displayed. Per quarter figures are interesting but don't reflect the true market as it stands. I just posted the link to the article BY GFK, it wasn't edited in any way. So if someone wants to know what GFK thought then they could check. The date is at the top of the article and related to console sales from launch until the beginning of June, which was the last stats reporting date.
I totally agree with king of piracy thing, cause everyone i know would love a ps3, but would rather go 360 or wii because of pirated games. Also take into account the price difference between them (PS3 +- R5500.00)(360+- R1999.00)(Wii+- R3000.00) then factor in how ridiculously expensive original copies of games are(MGS4 R749.00) and that PS3 multi-platform games are usually between R50-R100 more than the 360, don't even mention the exclusive games prices. RIDICULOUS!! By the way, i am proud owner of a 60Gig PS3(R6499.00) & loving it. Now only if i could afford a cheese & tomato sandwich(R5.99). Damn the economy.
Sorry,I own 40 original xbox 360 games about 200 original PS2 games and even more original PS1 games going all the way back to 1997. And,nope we're not the kings of piracy, we're located pretty far away from China,Indonesia, and the rest of Asia. Hey Maverick, you sure you're South African? Cuz ur acting like a bit of a disgrace. Which slums do you live in where people pirate games? Maybe you should consider moving. Fancy Cucumber sandwiches then? You know where to go.
well i have been living in africa all my life so i know what im talking about im now in egypt which is still in africa and all my friends in africa bought ps2 psp wii and 360's bec their actually sold modded here they come modded right out of the box even the nintendo ds thats why i said africa is the king of piracy im sry if i offended anyone by that.
Fadixon - You stated South Africa, there is a huge difference. Sure theres a bit of Piracy in SA, but where isnt there? And its nowhere near the amount of most other large countries. Its not as easily done there either as people dont tend to have fast connections to download and distribute. It just costs to much per month for the bandwidth. They go for the other consoles because theyre cheaper, not because they want to purchase pirated games.
That makes Msft not invest in xbl here. And as for the dude from Egypt.buddy,ur comparing South Africa to Egypt? dude lol. No offence,but we have more secure laws on piracy than you guys over there.SAFACT makes sure of that. Buying modded consoles? lol Effin INSANE! lmao
calm down dude , probably just a mistake.
Couldn't believe my eyes, SA sales figures? Belaglik. Proudly South African. Thought he PS3 would sell more. Probably bit pricey. Bought one at launch, haven't been disappointed so far.
LOL I haven't heard or used that word in ages. Damn, how many of us are there on here?
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