The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has exceeded one million pre-orders worldwide, CD Projekt RED announced.
Congratulations to CDPR! My copy is 1 in a million :) We're fully supportive of the quality game you guys are going to deliver. I guess this means that The Witcher 3 is already profitable for the franchise. That is great news for future expansions and a probable sequel.
they deserve it all :)
They do deserve it. They've been impressing with their vids and previews since last year. Looks like all those who yelled "severe downgrade" and tried to make a big deal out of it are clearly in the minority.
Their focused efforts on providing gamers with amazing experiences while also not actively trying to nickle and dime them is one of the big reasons why they're my favorite developer. Can't wait for Witcher 3 on Monday, and I can't wait for Cyberpunk!
Congrats to them. one million is a huge number not even MGS5 reached that.
Not really a good cmparison. Witcher 3 is coming out in a week.MGS5 isn't coming out for several months. Obviously the numbers wouldn't be as high.
2 of those pre-orders are mine! 1 copy isn't enough for a game of this magnitude. (I accidently added 2 copies and checked out in a flurry of clicks before realising what I'd done)
I to am one of those million It's just too bad that millions of copies will be pirated due to their stance on no drm .
Although there's no DRM, it'll be intersting to see how CDPR track pirated copies. I'm sure they'll have a way of identiying illegal copies on GOG or Steam etc. As I understand it, DRM doesnt necessarily mean that pirated copies will remain playable once identified. But I could be wrong, and am happy to be corrected and put right.
I wonder getting Witcher with my gtx 970 does it count as a digital pre order or just a digital sale?
I would imagine sale as Nvidia has paid for those.
coming to ps3 xbox one pc this is going to kill the ps3 lol jokes aside this is going to be a awesome experience and cannot wait. These Devs deserve the sales.
I love WRPG's. They are my favorite genre. I have play Witcher2 and enjoyed it. But I am not boing to start praising this game and the developer until I have played at least some of the game for myself. More to the topic: I was kind of expecting this game to have 2-3 mil pre-orders based on the hype surrounding the game, and based on how well Skyrim did. This is supposed to be in the same vain as Skyrim with better combat and story. We shall see.
my first ever digital purchase. preordered last week. playing through witcher 2 360, and its challenging for me, even on normal. i love it, and im getting better at combat/signs/bombs etc. its a great game, though some things could be done better.
Fantastic news. The previous Witcher games didn't light up the charts, so I wasn't sure how this would do. I'm glad games that were considered niche last gen are getting more awareness surrounding them this generation. Namely this and Bloodborne. It's a good sign for the industry seeing creativity becoming profit. It will only lead to more investments into different ideas.
Congrats for that game. I can't wait to see the reviews.
Congrats. There is one copy of mine :P
So they made about 60 million dollars just from pre orders, the witcher 3 budget is about 40 million dollars, they going to make allot more profit when the game comes out.
They don't get $60 from every copy sold. More like $30-35
I think it varies if people buy from GOG they get all of it..
Depends where you get it from. I got my preorder from GoG and CD Projekt owns GoG. I'm actually pre downloading the game from GoG right now :)
Its not that simple, but yeah, they will make nice profit nevertheless.
The marketing budget isn't included and that probably around 20-30 million. BTW if any game sells 3-4 million not all those sell at $60.
@ kingeliran Don't mistake revenue for profit!
Yup, 15 million for developing the game and 25 million for marketing. I'll gladly give them my $60 support. Can't wait till the 19th.
Wow, that's really good news. This game, the franchise I guess, deserves to sell tonnes of copies! I wonder what the final total will be. I'm guessing 5m is easilly doable considering this is releasing on all major current platforms. Also, I wonder which platform it will be most popular on! Biggest game of the year so far we know that at least!
I'm also interested to see what platform it will sell the most on. Instinctively I'd say PC, but I really think the console gamers have turned out en masse for this game. Either way it'll be good for CDPR.
Yeah for sure, its one if the few big titles releasing at the same time across all formats, and its one of those games core gamers are going crazy for. The definitive version will be PC, I just wonder if the PlayStation 4 version will be the most popular. Which is strange, seeing as this has been an Xbox and PC based title until now.
Gonna put my preorder in here soon Any idea when preloading will be up on ps4?
Usually the Sunday before release is when my games preload
I am pre-ordering later this week, the game looks amazing, i have never played the others but wish i had, i just like open world games so that is the main reason why i will be getting this.
You guys have put yourselves on the map in a big way, and nobody deserves it more. Congratulations! this company is the only one that deserves my money on collecters!
I'd feel the same about my preorder copy if 100k were the numbers no more or less but the one in a million jokes are cracking me the eff up.
nice! CDPR deserves to get paid and continue to create good games for gamers!
I preordered my for Pc,, just wondering when we can preloaded in steam??
Pre-loading now from GOG!
Yes, you have given us faith CD. I shall pre order as well.
Congratulations CDPR, you guys truly deserve it! :D By the way, I have been watching tons of W3 interviews and Damien Monnier is the most genuine, honest and loyal developer out there, in my opinion of course :)
Good to see good for thim ALL!
Meh. Never played Witcher. Not my type of games.
So you clicked on this article and posted a comment to just say you don't care for it?
Just got to get through these exams and then I'm a million + one :D
I am busy preloading it now on Steam. Go to Witcher 3 in your library and click the pre load button. Its a 21.3GB download :D
That's funny! Cause I just preordered mine this morning on PSN. Maybe I was the 1 millionth pre-order!
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