More than six million Witcher games have been sold to date, CD Projekt Red announced today on the franchise's sixth birthday, up from 5 million in February. The original Witcher was released on October 26, 2007.
That's great news! They deserve it and more. Witcher 3 will probably add a few millions to that number. I think I needed 100-80 hours on each of my three playthroughs of the Witcher 1, but I like to do everything.
I made the shameless mistake of buying the games years after their respective releases. I will never do that again. I have the feeling that The Witcher 3 is more than worthy a day one purchase or even a pre-order. I'm still waiting to see if there will be some sort of collector's edition. I tip my hat!
I've been playing witcher since the first was released and even with the shalow graphics, the first witcher is gorgeous i still remember the main quest on act 2 where you have to investigate, throughout the town, a list of suspects and if you got it wrong there would be some casualties.
TW2 is just magnificent the graphics are great the combat was immensely improved and the leveling system is balanced. I still remeber that in TW if you maximize the Igni sign you would just burn all the foes killing them without as much as a sword strike.
As for TW3 what I'm going to do the first chance i get will be jumping as high as i can!!
i hate pirates so much . Devs giving their heart to a game, and people trowing this love on the trash. 6 million is too litle for one of the best RPG on PC ( only after Dragon age origins on my opinion).
@foojam Yea GS removed all downloads even the ability to download videos. And I don't like how they just copied the layout from Giantbomb.
On topic, I remember the day EE arrived from Amazon Christmas '08. I didn't like the combat as it felt like I just mash the left mouse button like AA/AC but the visuals and story were great and loved seeing digital oppai's so soon in the story.
@xsonicchaos It'll be fun to see as what would have been a collectors edition of The Witcher 2 was it's bog standard physical release. If they do make a posh collectors edition of The Witcher 3 it should be something special.
@RC-Sev I'm waiting for the Witcher books to come out as English paperback novels. I've bought and loved the first two. There's a mention about there being a translation on a witcher forum free to read, but I prefer my reading to be non-digital.
@javalino Really? The Witcher is a bad game, for starters. The Witcher 2 is good, but TW is crap. Regardless, you have no data to base any claims of piracy on. People aren't stealing this game because neither one is worth money. I paid 6 dollars for both of mine off Steam and even I can't be pissed to play it.. People simply don't pirate as much as you want to pretend they do to justify the poor performance or a bad game. It just doens't happen. There is no evidence.
People who pirate games, and I pirate plenty then BUY THEM within a week or two, are not "stealing" from the company. We're figuring out if a game is worth a shit. As a consumer you shouldn't have to risk $60 or however more expensive a game may be in other countries to find out of it's utter shit or not. The resurgence of consoles the past generation has led to a nearly complete lack of demos for PC gamers because these games are intended for consoles and PC players just get left behind - how else do you propose people figure out whether or not to purchase a game? Rent a PC game? Because that's totally possible.
@javalino Totally agree, even on DA:O being best PC game ever made. I'll say this, though: I used to pirate games when I was a kid. My parents weren't exactly poor, but they weren't willing to spend much on video games, so pirating was my only way to play most games.
Now that I'm a grownup, I never pirate any games. Just saying: not all pirates would have been able to afford the game if they couldn't pirate it.
@Grenadeh Dont you see the news ?? http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Witcher-2-Was-Pirated-More-than-4-5-Million-Times-237403.shtml . So , furthermore , i will steal a microwave from a store, hope they dont see me. If i like the product i will return to the store and buy it. I think you your country must be a consumer law , or something. If you dont like a product that you didnt physically bought. you are indeed able to refund it. Any product you can buy, you may dislike it. Its your opnion, and is not a reason to steal. I propose people buying on physically distributed sites that allow refund. Here is Brasil is totally legal , until 7 days after you bought any intenet physical goods, you may return it.
@godfather830 There is a lot of options for people who dont have money. Tere's is rent, or waiting for a promo, or better yet , waiting for used games on promo. Day 0 game is for people with money. I dont see movies in cinema because i think the price is too much on my country ( around 10$ per session). and i wait for them to be available on a subscription service that a share with my family (after one year they are released on cinema). Ethic must be a principle above all.
@Grenadeh Hey, physical copies bring emotions of actually having the thing! I'm a bit away from this digital thing. There's nothing better than holding a disc in your hands. But about other things you are pretty much correct.
@Grenadeh@javalino There are plenty of games that you can play to completion and get the full experience without patches, or "OMG achievements" (which you listed twice). I always find the semantics behind piracy and theft laughable. Bottom line is the person/group supplying a product lose out on profit. There is no guarantee that the noble pirates of the world will turn around and purchase an actual copy, there is also no real data on this group of pirates.
@javalino @Grenadeh You can return things but it's not worth the time and hassle to spend 63 dollars, find out a game sucks, then go back to the store and return it - or worse, deal with shipping it back and RMAs for internet purchases. That's not even mentioning the inarguable fact that 99% of physical game purchases for PC REQUIRE Steam and there's little purpose in owning the physical disk anymore. And, it's not stealing. Stealing involves physically removing an item and then depriving the owner of that item. "Pirating" (Stealing) is not theft. It's copying. You're arguing in support of intangible concepts just because you don't agree with it - whether the "pirate" buys it or not.
There is no fault in downloading a game and deciding it's not worth money. You don't get the full experience - you can't get achievements, can't get DLC (easily), can't get achievements, more often than not you can't get patches and you get a buggy game with no enjoyment. That far outweighs the non-existent loss of profit for the developer.
I have friends who only pirate and I don't agree with it at all, but that doesn't automatically mean they aren't going to go purchase it later. I've pirated games and then bought multiple copies, for example.
@Grenadeh@javalino@godfather830 No, but you can read about them and do some research. That isn't very hard, but it takes a bit of time and involves critical thinking and knowing what you want in a game. If you're still uncertain, wait for a price drop or sale.