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ironmanDX said:

Maybe, or not.

We can't forget that, even thought CD Projekt Red has earned a well deserved reputation of making quality games, Cyberpunk will be a big departure from The Witcher. It has a completely different setting, a completely new combat system, with guns and not swords, and it's a first person game unlike Geralt's.

Sure, most people won't find any troubles with that, after all Bethesda has been making first person rol games for years with great success, but just because it works for them it means that it will work for CDPR.

It will. Witcher 3 is the 3rd game in the series. How often do we see such an explosion of sales at the end of a trilogy? How many of those that bought the Witcher 3 played 1 and 2... I didn't. I played 2 and 3. 

A new ip with their name attached? Cyberpunk has a chance to outsell Witcher 3. A good chance.

A completely different setting, a hyped developer... Has bungie/destiny written all over it.

Hopefully it doesn't turn out like Bungie/Destiny though... 😂

I hope it does, I really do, but over the years a lot of developers have said that starting a new IP is always difficult because they don't know if it will have success or not. And we have lots of examples of new IPs that failed despite coming from reputable developers (although most of the time, the game had flaws).

And yeah, I hope it doesn't end like Bungie/Destiny .



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JEMC said:
ironmanDX said:

It will. Witcher 3 is the 3rd game in the series. How often do we see such an explosion of sales at the end of a trilogy? How many of those that bought the Witcher 3 played 1 and 2... I didn't. I played 2 and 3. 

A new ip with their name attached? Cyberpunk has a chance to outsell Witcher 3. A good chance.

A completely different setting, a hyped developer... Has bungie/destiny written all over it.

Hopefully it doesn't turn out like Bungie/Destiny though... 😂

I hope it does, I really do, but over the years a lot of developers have said that starting a new IP is always difficult because they don't know if it will have success or not. And we have lots of examples of new IPs that failed despite coming from reputable developers (although most of the time, the game had flaws).

And yeah, I hope it doesn't end like Bungie/Destiny .

I don't know man, I think Keanu Reeves is a pretty strong IP.



Marth said:

And a sales breakdown by region:

This is the most surprising statistics out of the whole. A western game that strong in Asia? I am surprised and it shows you can get into asian markets, with the right games.



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Marth said:

CD Project published their report for 2019:

https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/wp-content/uploads-en/2020/04/management-board-report-on-activities-of-cd-projekt-group-and-cd-projekt-s-a-in-2019.pdf

And in there you can find the sales numbers of the Witcher 3 split by Year and Platform:

And a sales breakdown by region:

Im not at all surprised that PS4 + PC make up the vast majority of its sales (xbox users didnt seem intrested in it).
Also not surprised most of its sales are in europe.
What surprised me was the Asia > US number.



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JRPGfan said:
Marth said:

CD Project published their report for 2019:

https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/wp-content/uploads-en/2020/04/management-board-report-on-activities-of-cd-projekt-group-and-cd-projekt-s-a-in-2019.pdf

And in there you can find the sales numbers of the Witcher 3 split by Year and Platform:

And a sales breakdown by region:

Im not at all surprised that PS4 + PC make up the vast majority of its sales (xbox users didnt seem intrested in it).
Also not surprised most of its sales are in europe.
What surprised me was the Asia > US number.

I wouldn’t say that, it’s more to do with generational market share. Xbox One sales legs are simply much less by default. Last gen WRPGs like Skyrim were most popular on Xbox 360. 



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JEMC said:
ironmanDX said:

It will. Witcher 3 is the 3rd game in the series. How often do we see such an explosion of sales at the end of a trilogy? How many of those that bought the Witcher 3 played 1 and 2... I didn't. I played 2 and 3. 

A new ip with their name attached? Cyberpunk has a chance to outsell Witcher 3. A good chance.

A completely different setting, a hyped developer... Has bungie/destiny written all over it.

Hopefully it doesn't turn out like Bungie/Destiny though... 😂

I hope it does, I really do, but over the years a lot of developers have said that starting a new IP is always difficult because they don't know if it will have success or not. And we have lots of examples of new IPs that failed despite coming from reputable developers (although most of the time, the game had flaws).

And yeah, I hope it doesn't end like Bungie/Destiny .

The popularity of game of thrones probably also had a hand in boosting sales. Fantasy had a boost in general. The Netflix series provided a big boost.

Sci-fi, cyberpunk on the other hand, not all that popular. Game of Thrones is (or was) one of the most popular show on tv. Westworld 172nd with only 10% of the viewers of Game of Thrones. Altered Carbon is more cyberpunk, it's a good show imo, but ask anyone and they probably have never even heard of it.

Cyberpunk only has the benefit of being from the makers of The Witcher, it will sell, but I doubt it will come close to Witcher 3 numbers. What can boost it is if it's getting placed as GTA in the near future.



SvennoJ said:
JEMC said:

I hope it does, I really do, but over the years a lot of developers have said that starting a new IP is always difficult because they don't know if it will have success or not. And we have lots of examples of new IPs that failed despite coming from reputable developers (although most of the time, the game had flaws).

And yeah, I hope it doesn't end like Bungie/Destiny .

The popularity of game of thrones probably also had a hand in boosting sales. Fantasy had a boost in general. The Netflix series provided a big boost.

Sci-fi, cyberpunk on the other hand, not all that popular. Game of Thrones is (or was) one of the most popular show on tv. Westworld 172nd with only 10% of the viewers of Game of Thrones. Altered Carbon is more cyberpunk, it's a good show imo, but ask anyone and they probably have never even heard of it.

Cyberpunk only has the benefit of being from the makers of The Witcher, it will sell, but I doubt it will come close to Witcher 3 numbers. What can boost it is if it's getting placed as GTA in the near future.

Past cyberpunk or kind of dystopian games (Deus EX, Bioshock, Dishonored, etc) have done well but not great. It will be interesting to see if Cyberpunk 2077 can be a sounding success.



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Do we know how much the Xbox One version sold in it's first 2.5 months?

I can't seem to find the old software charts.



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curl-6 said:

Do we know how much the Xbox One version sold in it's first 2.5 months?

I can't seem to find the old software charts.

The old tracking is archived here:

https://www.vgchartz.com/game/71481/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/sales

First 6 weeks were around 500k without digital.



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