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In a recent interview with CD Projekt Red's CEO, Marcin Iwinski, it has confirmed that The Witcher franchise has sold the most copies on PC and not on consoles.
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Iwinski states that PC has changed a lot over the years, becoming a much more affordable gaming platform and a much more viable gaming platform for the mass market, saying that PC used to be an "expensive toy with expensive games".

Pft, PC gaming's still dead though rolleyes.gif
(jk ofc)

Edit: Dammit, forgot the title:
Most of The Witcher sales are on the PC Platform, not consoles

I need more caffeine, sorry for my constant mistakes mods please don't hurt me doh.gif

Edit 2: Realized I may have posted a bit too much of the source material according to the guidelines so I snipped it a bit.
Edited by dragneel - 3/4/16 at 1:47am
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Wow...I didn't know TW3 even ran on consoles...

Surely not! Not what I'd call RUN....maybe it produces some form of moving image but....

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Considering how extraordinarily good game the Witcher 3 is, Im not surprised it has sold so well on the PC platform, in comparison to the consoles. Graphics wise, it is the de facto platform for it.
However, the controls are well suited to the consoles as well, so maybe these days there is a ever increasing difference between the respective playerbases (PC-vs-Console) that could in part explain the sales numbers.

Perhaps not, in any case the success and quality of Witcher 3 will hopefully translate to the cyberpunk game CD project red is working on.
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And it didn't have denuvo thumb.gif
post #5 of 18
Well of course.

Witcher 1 is still only on PC.
Witcher 2 was exclusive on PC till the Enhanced edition a year later.

I am more curious in pure Witcher 3 sales, when they released all together.
post #6 of 18
This is silly.

As said above, PC has Witcher 1 and 2. Consoles got Witcher 2 like a year or so after PC. Of course the entire franchise will have sold more on the platform it's been on the longest..
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In other news...
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. Most of The Witcher sales are for the PC, though consoles started selling very well.


Was this site trying to prove a point or something?
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post #8 of 18
i think consoles sold more witcher 3 retail copies but pc sold more in total (digital and physical)
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The only way this is actual relevant news is if people arent familiar with the Witcher trilogy. If they can post some kind of proof/indication that TW3 on pc has outsold the console version that would be actual relevant news.
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Originally Posted by dragneel View Post

Pft, PC gaming's still dead though rolleyes.gif
(jk ofc)

Edit: Dammit, forgot the title:
Most of The Witcher sales are on the PC Platform, not consoles

I need more caffeine, sorry for my constant mistakes mods please don't hurt me doh.gif

Edit 2: Realized I may have posted a bit too much of the source material according to the guidelines so I snipped it a bit.

So, let's introduce some reality into this.

Not only was The Witcher never originally released on the console but, 2 was never pushed that hard.

Witcher 3//The bundle have been on steam sales, each of them since day 1. Also, the grey market has had the product on SUPER SALE since it first launched.

Then we add the fact that, it's still $50 on consoles and the console version has only seen 1 sale over the Xmas holiday.

Is it really that hard to understand why there are more copies on the PC than the consoles?

Claiming that PC gaming in general is a larger market over a game which has had 4x the sales exposure on 1 platform over another is really, really, really, ignorant.
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