Quick read: Windows Phone is growing in South Africa

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I don’t often look at my sales stats as most of my self-published apps are just little experiments. But I took a look today and decided to set the filter to South Africa.

This graph shows quite an interesting trend:

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The black line is a cumulative total, while the purple is daily downloads. They are on different scales.

It pretty clearly shows how downloads were pretty dead until the end of 2012, and have been consistently rising since then. Turns out that WP8 launched around that time in South Africa.

Besides this pretty non-scientific graph, I’ve also heard from multiple sources that it is growing quickly and selling faster than iPhones. This is probably due to the low-end devices like the 620.

Downloads from South Africa account for 6% of my total downloads.

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  • senkwe

    The 520 is pretty popular with varsity students at least in Joburg I’ve noticed.

    • RogueCode

      True. It’s a really great device for the price! (even if we get skrewed locally on pricing).

      • Bataleon

        Yea it’s really unfortunate Nokia South Africa are keeping Lumia prices so high, Mat.

  • Mark

    would be interesting to see your actual download numbers. Any reason for leaving them out?

    • RogueCode

      I didn’t think it was important because it is more just about the general trend. These also aren’t small numbers (it’s in the tens of thousands) which gives the trend merit.