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Chazore said:
JRPGfan said:

I think the overall total % matters more.

This game has clearly sold like this PS4 > PC > XB1.
PS4 user base is the biggest for this game.

Long tail sale wise?. because 2017 is telling a different story and trend now. 

Hard to say in the long run... but 2015 to end of 2017... so far its PS4 > PC > XB1.
That could well change over time (in the future), because it does look like its now selling more on PC than PS4 (going by 2017 numbers).



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What is it about X-Box players and supporting....anything?



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

KrspaceT said:
What is it about X-Box players and supporting....anything?

Shooters, for their install base, xbox users love those.



KrspaceT said:
What is it about X-Box players and supporting....anything?

15% isn't that bad, especially when this is a game more popular in mainland Europe, a place where xbox is non existent.

 

if it really did bad on Xbox, cyberpunk won't be on it (which will be on it).



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Great sales for PC.



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More companies need to reveal this info.



Mystro-Sama said:
More companies need to reveal this info.

Agreed. The only other company that I know of outside of indies that release info like this is Nintendo, and they give actual numbers. Though they are probably easier to map out because you have only one platform. 

Can't exactly break down the console difference in sales of Mario O, now can we?



The Democratic Nintendo fan....is that a paradox? I'm fond of one of the more conservative companies in the industry, but I vote Liberally and view myself that way 90% of the time?

The witcher 3 had problems on ps4, microsoft was the one markting it at E3, and microsoft had witcher 2 exclusive on consoles, still sold a lot more on ps4. Thats funny.



 

Ka-pi96 said:
I've long held to the theory that digital sales have much better legs than physical. I've also called people out before for claiming sales of a game to be 30%+ digital first week and the like. Clearly that wasn't the case here (on console at least where physical is actually relevant). The 30%+ digital figures companies give out are for lifetime sales, it makes sense to me that the digital % would start out quite a bit lower than that and build up through a games lifetime and these sales seem to support that theory.

PC having better legs also makes sense to me, although I've always thought that would be more noticeable over the longer term. The majority of yearly sales being on PC within 3 years is a bit of a surprise. My reason for thinking PC would have better legs over the long term has been due to the permanence of the platform other consoles. I wonder if used game sales could potentially explain why PC has taken the yearly sales lead so early?

Used salescould also explain why digital has longer legs.



VAMatt said:
I wonder if the increasing percentage of digital sales has more to do with and overall increase in the percentage of games being purchased digitally, or some other factor.

Something else. It just shows, at least for this game (though I'm sure it's similar for most games), physical sales greatly outnumber digital (which it seems the average for big games is ~28%-30%) in the beginning when there is price parity. However, after a year or two, that's when you start seeing killer deals on Steam and PS4/XBO. It'll be marked down to $5-$10 in a flash sale, while those prices are reserved for BF at retail.