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The Witcher Franchise Sales Revealed

Discussion in 'CD Projekt Red' started by Dexter, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Dexter Arcane

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  2. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Interesting (but not unexpected) that PC has the most longevity. 2017 PC revenue is still at like 75% of the 1st year revenue - that's remarkable.

    Also 400M USD in gross revenue for TW3.
     
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  3. aweigh Arcane

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    can people post more excerpts of interviews of Witcher author crying over how the games have ruined his books please

    that shit gives me life
     
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  4. Jokzore Savant

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    Must be all of those steam and gog sales.
     
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  5. lukaszek the determinator

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    you mean his books that were based on games?



























    that apparently were based on witcher porn?
     
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  6. Zed Duke of Banville Arcane Patron

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    The Witcher 3 has sold more copies on the Playstation 4 than on PC. :M

    :hmmm:
     
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  7. Urthor Arbiter Patron

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    What's so interesting is that PC revenue is so front loaded, then second year revenue is actually killed by the discounting. Makes you wonder what's the bigger threat to gaming companies, piracy or Steam sales
     
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  8. D_X Arcane Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Bloated budgets and incompetence.
     
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  9. Falksi Arcane

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    Spending the next 5 years watching fucktarded companies try to mimic TW3 is gonna be interesting that's for sure.

    EA/Biowank will undoubtably be the most amusing. Seeing Dragon Age: Inquisition & Mass Effect: Andromeda spectacularly fail at trying to capture Skyrim's high-selling open world, was just the start of this decline.
     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    PS4 had less than 100 games total in its library when Witcher 3 released, and only a handful of AAA games.
     
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  11. abnaxus Arcane

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    Why do Chinks love gwent.
     
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  12. Urthor Arbiter Patron

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    I mean I'd be interested to actually see them emulate CD Project Red's approach. Employ hundreds of highly talented professionals in Eastern Europe on Eastern Europe bargain wages. Make 60 dollar console game that is a product of insane amount of human time and effort to make hand crafted content vs Andromeda's procedural garbage, at wages that are half or lower what you pay in Canada US. Sell to the West.

    Followup by employing more Eastern Europeans in satellite studios and making more AAA games with your ocean of half price PhD computer scientists.

    You can see why Ubisoft outsources to China Hong Kong and all sorts of weird places for its games with this model.

    Gwent is the best hearthstone derivative on the market because the gameplay is good and the UI is AAA developer tier, and is extremely successful in the TCG space.

    Hearthstone is one of the most successful games on the planet. Go figure.
     
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  13. 2house2fly Erudite

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    Multiplatform releases tend to do better on console. Who knows how much more it might have sold if they'd optimised it to run well.
     
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  14. Gerrard Arcane

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    Can't wait to see Popamolepunk timed exclusive on Playstation.
     
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  15. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    holy fuck, the worst installment amongst all three sold the best. Fuck this shit world
     
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  17. deama Arbiter

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    I liked TW1 most.
     
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  18. Zer0wing Arbiter

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    They're different, but neither TW2 nor TW3 are inherently bad. Which means they're overall consistent and "X was better" rhetoric doesn't apply here.
     
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  19. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    Tw1 had the most "flavour" of all three games. It actually brought that interesting slavic folklore influence. Remember the wedding quest? No other witcher game managed to hit those same notes. Tw2 had the absolute worst gameplay of the series, but made up for it with plot and strong c&c. Tw3 is simply AAA done right.
     
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  20. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    What wedding quest? The mod? http://witcher.wikia.com/wiki/The_Wedding

    Or did you mean the one with the noonwraith? There were plenty of those in TW3.

    What about TW3's wedding in Heart of Stone?
     
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  21. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    Alina/Celina love triangle ghost thing. Yeah, there were noonwraiths on other games, but they just felt like another generic enemy. TW1 wraiths were right in da feelz.

    The HoS wedding is ok, but it's clearly about giving the player a waifu experience. TW1 felt more impactful. For me at least. The ghost you meet in the Tower (while doing fetch quests for Keira Metz) tried to go for a similar feel, but ended up being a pretty generic romeo and juliet - teh vydia version.
     
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    I hated almost everything about witcher 3, the story, the gameplay, the itemization, etc...
     
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    Absolutely. Bloated budgets are cancer. We all know that "big budget=has to make a lot of money=can't take risks=is bland" gist, but what I find the most embarrassing is that most AAA games spend their budgets on celebrity VAs, obnoxious marketing and unnecessarily high graphics tech, and then get obliterated by some random indie game. If you wanna step outside the RPG circle, Destiny 2 and PUBG are a good example of this.
     
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  24. mbv123 Savant

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    I loved TW1, one of my favorite experiences ever.
    Played TW2 and it was such a downgrade and casualized garbage. Dropped the series after that.
     
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  25. fork Erudite

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    Yep, total shit game.
     
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