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The Witcher 3 - Out Of Its 4 Million Sold Copies, 1.3 Million Were From The PC Version

DSOGaming writes: "A couple of days ago, CD Projekt RED revealed that it has sold 4 million copies of The Witcher 3: Wild on all platforms. Naturally, we were really interested in the PC sales and today we can safely say that PC gamers embraced CDPR as it appears that almost one third of the overall sales were from the PC."

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lelo2play1280d ago ShowReplies(13)
Viryu1280d ago

Any news on the share of the market for The Witcher between the consoles?

kraenk121280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

should be around 1:2 like most games recently and matching the sales numbers. So this leaves 2,7 million of which 1,8 million should be PS4 and 0,9 XBox One. Something like that.

curtis921280d ago

PS4 streams of witcher dominate XBO version at any given time with number of viewers. PS4 version is selling better on Amazon. Safe to assume...

CKPan1280d ago

XBOX gamers play most FPS, race, sport games, they don't know other type of games.

Gwynbleidd1280d ago

You forgot the /s at the end of your comment!

I play plenty of RPGs on Xbox.

xDHAV0K24x1279d ago

indies and platformers too!

curtis921280d ago

Just goes to show, PC market is alive and well if you're true to the gamers. PC gamers don't buy into BS or hype. If you make a good, honest product, they'll support the **** out of it. Make one wrong move, though... nope.

F0XHOUND1280d ago

It sold just as well on consoles lol.... its the game you buy in to, not the platform. Millions on PC wanted this, likewise on console, the game was epic and true gamers buy into that regardless of platform.

You make out you're more savvy or intelligent if you own a PC lmao!

Utalkin2me1280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

While there is over 75+ million steam users, and im sure not all sales was steam users. So if you did use all sales from steam, that just a little over 1% that bought the game.

I really honestly thought that the PC version in the first month would at the very least hit 4 mill. Thats one of the reason why Pc only developers have either jumped strictly to consoles or are multiplatform pc/consoles. They just can't make it on strictly PC anymore with big budget games.

T9001280d ago

If the game was PC only they wouldnt have needed to spend 35M on advertisement either, advertisement is mostly done to cater to the console market, advertisement actually costs more than the cost of the game.. Game would have been easily profitable on PC.

Notellin1280d ago

@T900

Your statement is pure speculation and the developers even stated they needed console versions to support the development of the game.

DragonKnight1280d ago

@T900: "If the game was PC only they wouldnt have needed to spend 35M on advertisement either, advertisement is mostly done to cater to the console market, advertisement actually costs more than the cost of the game.. Game would have been easily profitable on PC."

I'll let CDPR field that one.

http://www.cinemablend.com/...

Somebody1280d ago

"They just can't make it on strictly PC anymore with big budget games."

In contrast, smaller console devs are having a hard time on consoles because of extremely cramped market place so we're seeing a lot of ports to the PC. In other word all three platforms are too risky to invest in alone.

From what I've seen the console market is where a game dev "win-or-die" while the PC market is where they "try-and-try" again(e.g. the recent two Kickstarter projects from former console devs).

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Angeljuice1280d ago

@Curtis

PC gamers aren't a "tribe", they don't all think alike at all. In fact they are the least homogenised of all gamers and range from the most casual to the most hardcore.
Your statement is quite hilarious though.

rhap1280d ago

And there are people disagreeing haha They must be indeed a tribe!! Hell, I've over 300 games on Steam and been playing on PC since forever, but never left the consoles behind since I got my very first Master System.

funkybudda1280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

@Curtis92,

it's easy to blanket that statement and think PC sold 1/3, but if you do the math, most PC version of the game were discounted at around $35 to $40, while all the console copies were sold at minimum of $55 and up. You can do the math which is more profitable and why company should care about console version more than the PC version of any games.

ChristopherJack1280d ago

Why would retail pricing affect profits for CDPR? They sell their games at wholesale prices to retailers who then sell it to customers but before that CDPR has to pay for many production fees for the console versions that either doesn't exist or are significantly cheaper on Pc so it's likely they pass those costs onto the retailers who proceed to pass it on to us.

Neo_Zeed1280d ago

It goes to show that PC gamers ain't buying anything if it ain't in some insane Steam sale. Steam alone has 125+ million users. So PC sales should have smoked PS4's much smaller sales potential. But they didn't and that almost never happens. That's why CD Projekt Red said they couldn't afford for Witcher 3 to be PC only. PC has the largest install base but still doesn't pull the sales numbers it should.

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Relientk771280d ago

Wonder how many PS4 copies were sold

playstation4epic1280d ago

Probably more than the Xbone and PC

TXIDarkAvenger1280d ago

Heh, and they say this website isn't biased.

DragonKnight1280d ago

"Heh, and they say this website isn't biased."

playstation4epic's statement is not proof of bias. Based on current market information, it's at least a reasonable estimate.

PizzaSteve1280d ago

Should be about 2m for PS4 and 1m for XB1.

xTheMercenary_1280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

Gotta disagree it is highly likely the ps4 sold more but if you have 2m for ps4 and 1m for xbox one that means the pc version sold 1m, but as stated in the title pc is 1.3m. My guess is ps4 is 1.6m, pc is 1.3m and xbox one is 1.1m

xTheMercenary_1280d ago

Im going to guess maybe 1.1 million for xbox one and 1.6 million for ps4

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_LarZen_1280d ago

Glad to see it selling good on all platforms. It's a great game and as many as possible should play it.