Sales of The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt passed 33 million units, sold mostly on PS4 and PC for the third game.
Is the guy even breathing?? Damn he's speaking soooo damn fast, everything feels like a single word :S I can't watch this without feeling breathless ahahaha.
I hold my breathing because you are described it. :) What's going on?
So acumulatively Witcher 3 sold best on PS4. PC was second best. No surprise.
Babadook7 It didn't. It sold best on PC.
Teleprompter or there's a guy holding signs for him to read. And I'm sure he wants to get it over with..or he needs to pee really bad.
I expected the game to sell better on PS4, but wasn't expecting this ridiculous percentage gap.
PS4 has (atleast) double the install base remember? Considering analytical information it should hold a 200% edge (when calculating percentages) in all multi platform game sales over the Xbox One. If Xbox sells 100, Playstation should sell 200. It doesn't always work out like this but you get the point. In this case, 2015-2016-2017, the percentage differences were 233%-300%-240%.
But there are also other factors to consider. For example, The Witcher 2 was released for 360, but not for PS3. This was the first Witcher game to release on a PlayStation console, in fact.
_-EDMIX-_"PC should be outselling the PlayStation 4 version by a significant amount. " it does did we look at the same chart ???
@one- did we read and understand the post? ???? "by a significant amount"
Doesn’t work that way. Double install base doesn’t automatically double every game’s sales. We don’t all have the same taste, same friends, buying the same games at the same time for the same price. If install could do that, PC software would quintuple everything. But they don’t http://www.playstationlifes...
@ONESHOTV2 considering: About 50% of the total sales was from 2015 23% ish in 2016 and 25% ish in 2017. PS4 sold more in 2015 and close second in 2016, so either the game overall sold more on PS4 than PC or it's a really close gap between the 2. It's with charts like this that makes any article about "PC Gaming is dying" just pure nonsense. Release a good product and people will buy it! Shooters and racing games are king on Xbox, so no surprises that Witcher wasn't a priority for Xbox Fans.
@ Nyxus There are other other factors to consider, like the fact that so many people who owned a 360 jumped ship and bought PS4 this generation, or that people who own both consoles bought it on PS4... but it doesn't really make that much of a difference anyways because Software Lover is right about install base being the biggest factor. To those who disagree with Software Lover it's simple: Twice as many customers, twice the opportunity for a sale. It's called a ratio, and it's something kids learn about in grade school. Are you guys going to say that cooking for twice as many people doesn't require twice as much food too? Or that twice the asphalt builds twice the road? Ratios are grade-school level concepts and to ignore them is nothing short of insane.
I'm not exactly sure why your so down voted... I guess people don't like you. But what you say is factually correct. And as you point out not only did PS4 sell double it sold significantly more than double. And this is the case with most muti-platform games. It's one of the reasons many people think the xbox has lower console total sales than what are reported. I'm also not sure why EDMIX got flagged it seems like a reasonable argument.
Awesome and we'll deserved. Such fantasic games especially Witcher 3.
Agreed, it is a fantastic game no matter the platform. All the sales it earned, it deserved. I'd love to see a full witcher trilogy for consoles.
And to think, none of the previous Witcher games are available on a Playstation platform, and it still sold that much on PS4.
I'd imagine the franchise would easily sell even more if the first 2 games were ported/remastered on the current gen consoles.
Completely agreed you're also talking about an install base of Gamers that cares more about this type of content
I think it's an install base that buys more games, it's a bit weird to say they care more about this type of content when it's a open world rpg. That and the PS4 ate so much of the Xbox's market that you'd be delusional to think a large portion of the PS4 install base wasn't 360 owners especially in 2015. But you know, keep that pinky pointy skyward. You're truly more cultured when you own a PlayStation.
A witcher trilogy would make a fine addition to consoles. I've played 2 and 3 but I'd love a crack at the first.
I actually prefer the first Witcher game above 2 and 3. The story is very good but the main focus is the side quest it's really an incredible game. If you could get past some of the bugs it is a very very rewarding RPG. Trust me it's worth some of the hustle to get it to work right on PC
I'd be down with that! I played Witcher 2 on 360 and Wild Hunt on PS4 but never got to the original but if they did that I would scoop it up immediately!
It's kinda weird how much you think that matters, a lot of PS4 owners are people who would have owned a 360 the previous generation. No one's getting a port of the first Witcher, that's a PC ass game. But its also 10+ years old it runs on anything, try that.
alright, remake the witcher 3 already. no one wants it, no one needs it, but peeps are getting way too wet talking about this game. so go on. pay for it again, so your itch will be scratched. jeez.
The game is hardly 3 years old, and got several graphical updates.. Does it bother you that much when people show their appreciation for something?
he used to COD the same game same everything just different skins for every year.
Great game. Still play it.
Even the PC version sold more than the Xbox one
I think it's far more interesting that the PC version sold so well even though it can be played for free via piracy.
The console version can be bought second hand, it pretty much evens out. Most people can’t be bothered to pirate.
@kevnb Second hand and piracy are not the same thing... unless your an EA lawyer... Piracy is free and and with GoG games you literally don't even need to use a crack or anything. The point that I am trying to make is that game companies are always trying to say piracy is this big evil that's the reason why their games don't sell well and why they have to use performance crippling DRM. Yet you have a game like Witcher 3 that has zero DRM and couldn't be easier to pirtate yet it still had phenomenal sales on PC.
Assuming Steam Spys numbers are reasonable close, a lot of games sell great, the PC Community has been growing steadily for years and players have no problem supporting a game if the Devs are vocal about consumer experience like CD Project Red or if it's easy to obtain without baggage.
It usually does.
I tried to get into the Witcher 3 w/o any history of playing the first 2... I couldn’t get into it. :(
read the books. i did the same to prep myself for the Witcher 3. started with short story collection and went and finished the 5 big books. the books are amazing btw. funny thing is i never bought Witcher 3 after doing all the readings. i'm sure the game is great but around that time Bloodborne came out. and you know.. the void you get when you finish a game like Bloodborne and also that feeling that no other game is going to fill up the void. Sadly, Witcher 3 came around that time and i was not in the mood to pick up another game.
I read the books after playing TW3. If you're interested in the setting and world, the game definitely adds to the overall experience. Even more so when you can connect so many events and places found in the original books.
PC is always the best look at what mods have done to the game PC MR...
Very nice. What a great series.
Loved this game, beat everything in it, took me over a year playing off and on. I really need to play the dlc's.
Man you are in for a treat. Heart of Stone is nutz but Blood and Wine is divine.
Wow PS4 sales absolutely destroyed XB1 sales.
Time to reward PS4 gamers with remasters, or at least ports, of The Witcher 1 & 2! I'm still in the Blood & Wine DLC, well over 100 hours in Wild Hunt, and still loving it! I would definitely to go back and play the previous two games if made available on PS4.
The Witcher 1 doesn't play like 2&3, they won't port that. It's a mouse and keyboard game.
I'm aware the previous games play differently; I'd still want to play them though, especially the 2nd game. A simple port of The Witcher 1 probably won't work, but a remaster would. Diablo 3 and Wasteland 2 are mouse & keyboard style games, and were remastered/enhanced to PS4 to play with a DS controller, so I think it's possible.
Diablo 3 was made with a possible console version in mind right from the start. Play some diablo 2 if you don’t believe me.
Love this game and as of right now it's my GOG! Glad to see PS owners support it so well! Now just wish they'd release the HDR Pro patch!
In 2017 gwent had a 16 million net profit lol. The effort put into Witcher 3 and their consumer based business model deserve the sales.
deserve 100 million, best game in current gen.
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