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CD Projekt RED: 50% of Witcher 3 revenue comes digitally

A NeoGAF user found some interesting financial data related to game revenue from a CD Projekt Red representative, who was answering questions from investors on their official corporate forum.

According to the rep, 70% of CD Projekt RED's releases are on console, and while 25% of their sales are digital, half their revenue comes from that distribution.

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timmyp531094d ago

Due to the fact that retailers take such a huge cut and the used game market messing up their sales viability.

This is good news though for digital.

XBLSkull1094d ago

Great to see that money going back into the industry rather than the pockets of retailers, can't wait until physical media is dead, it'll help drop the cost of consoles as well.

Legion211094d ago

It should, but will the consumers see that drop?

nagalaga311094d ago

No, just no. I only buy physical.

_-EDMIX-_1094d ago

Nope. No one should get paid twice for 1 product sold. The reality is...when someone buys a game used, its still 1 game that was bought NEW...

It won't help consoles as many gamers might have had entry points to many, many series by getting them used months after their release. Games don't just sell day 1, the continue to sell long after they've been released.

That is like saying Ford should get money from me selling my old car.

Its still 1 car that was bought new, sold later on, why are they getting paid twice for 1 product?

Gamers want retail, they will always seek a physical version, new or used. Why?

Because of how XONE TRIED to launch, the pricing on digital RIGHT NOW on games and even based on what happened with P.T.

An amazing example of what having a DIGITAL ONLY title can cost you as a consumer. Sorry but its not worth losing consumer rights for.

If we got rid of physical gaming on console, expect pirating to go up, it would actually hurt the industry more then you actually think. We need both options ALWAYS, I don't care if its 100 years from now...I NEVER want a DIGITAL only distribution method for gaming.

Consider how easy it was for them to remove P.T...consider the price of some games digitally that NEVER GO DAWN even being 1 or even 2 years old and STILL full price on digital.

Don't give my that CDKEY BS either as the only reason that exist on PC ironically is because of physical versions existence.

JamieReleases1094d ago

Yeah, quite suprised PC sales only made 30% of the market though, for a game that's just started on the PlayStation and is a stable of the PC community.

OhReginald1094d ago

*cough* Pirated copies *cough* *cough*

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Dario_DC1094d ago

Yeah and most bought those keys for 20$... And still sold way less than on Consoles... A universe of over 125 million pc users VS 35 million console users... Need I say more?

Funny is that PC only gamers think that AAA game developers don't need consoles and can survive with pc only...

sorane1094d ago

"Yeah and most bought those keys for 20$"

Mind posting your source for that?

"And still sold way less than on Consoles"

Ahh the old "every platform added together to go against 1 single platform" Wish I knew the joint bank account number where Sony,MS,and Nintendo all throw there money.

"A universe of over 125 million pc users VS 35 million console users"

A universe of way more than 125 million pc users with more games than every console that has ever been released combined. Gotta love choices.

"Need I say more?"

I'm begging you to.

"Funny is that PC only gamers think that AAA game developers don't need consoles and can survive with pc only"

We don't think we actually know since it's been happening for decades. From the numbers here it obviously needed more than any one consoles sales also.

Dario_DC1094d ago

@Sorane : Oh here we go....

"Mind posting your source for that?":
How about most comments on Witcher 3 PC sales topics?
Pc gamers in forums are the best sources because they love bragging about how cheap PC gaming can be! (BTW it is cheaper in the long run)
Oh here's a sale: http://www.instant-gaming.c... Don't need to thank me! Actually I don't know a single PC gamer that pays full price for a game (I would not refuse cheaper keys either).

"Ahh the old "every platform added together to go against 1 single platform" Wish I knew the joint bank account number where Sony,MS,and Nintendo all throw there money."

It sold more on the PS4 alone than on PC! So you were saying?? It's a PC GAME! Was born on pc, it's still PC centric and PC gamers in general support it less than console gamers...

"We don't think we actually know since it's been happening for decades. From the numbers here it obviously needed more than any one consoles sales also."

Really, for decades? You mean when Nintendo saved the gaming industry after the gaming crash? The same industry that kept on growing because of companies like Nintendo, Sega and then Sony and MS?
PC only became relevant because of Steam, before that only a handfull of games were profitable on the platform.
BTW I've been an on and off PC gamer since I was 5! Had ZX Spectrum, Commodore Amiga then went back in the times of Riva TNT 1 and 2 (alway had consoles too), nowadays I don't do it because I travel a lot so using a console is easier for me.

sorane1094d ago

So I ask for a source and you have no source....Gotcha. Total made up lies.

"It sold more on the PS4 alone than on PC! So you were saying??"

So? As I said before PC gamers have more games to play than every console ever released combined. It's not like it sold 2-3 times more than the PC version either. As anyone knows it'll keep selling on PC for years to come where console sales drop off dramatically.

Your last paragraph is just all made up BS. Saying PC only became relevant when Steam emerged hahahahah that is just a laughably bad lie.

twiggytree121094d ago

@sorane- I find it funny how you bragged about witcher 2 selling more on PC in the past..

"sorane + 241d ago
Got a source for all that false information you're trying to spread? Of course you don't. The Witcher 2 alone totally proves your whole post wrong as it sold more on PC.
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But now that witcher 3 sold more on PS4 you PC gamers get too many games to bother with something like the witcher.....

Haha... okay

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sullynathan1094d ago

It is a known fact that most of these big AAA multi platform games revenue comes from consoles.

Only PC elitists try to dispute this fact.

In the long run though, it will be mostly played by pc players because of mods and so on and so forth.

JonahFalcon1094d ago

When did The Witcher start on the PlayStation? Ever?

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Blaze9291094d ago

This is why i'm sure EA loves EA Access

_LarZen_1094d ago

No wonder when it was possible to buy it for almost nothing among many cd-key sellers.

kingjosh18761094d ago

I like owning physical copies of my games, but I dislike the retailers and their practices.

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