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Old 02-15-2008, 06:04 AM   #1
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The Witcher. 600k sold in 3months.

Well this game is definately selling very well. And its not some big name company either with a shitload of advertising. I'm more then happy to see it doing so well. Oh wait PC gaming is dead

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CD Projekt RED is proud to announce that the company’s debut video game production, The Witcher, has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide in just three months.

Adam Kiciński, CD Projekt RED Joint CEO, commented on the sales results: “We are very happy with The Witcher’s performance to date. Our goal was — and still is — to reach one million copies sold during the first year. 600,000 games sold in just three months brings us much closer to this ambitious goal. It’s a great success for us, made all the more impressive by the fact that The Witcher was created by a completely new team and it is our debut both as a game developer and in bringing our products to a global audience. The task was not easy, as The Witcher brand was completely unknown in many markets, and it was released in a busy season alongside franchises that have been on the market for many years. Yet, I can confidently say that we’ve passed this trial victoriously. Actually, only now — as we’ve conquered many of the initial barriers — can we spread our wings, which, of course, we intend to do. Such success wouldn’t be possible without our publishers’ support – Atari, Noviy Disk and the publishing branch of CD Projekt. They all put a lot of work into the game’s promotion in individual markets.”

The exceptionally warm welcome given to The Witcher by media and gamers around the world facilitated the commercial success of our game. This grand welcome is illustrated by 48 awards and distinctions — a number which is constantly rising — including the prestigious “PC RPG of the Year” from popular outlets like IGN.com, GameSpy, Play Magazine and the US edition of PC Gamer, as well as the award for “Readers’ Choice Winner – Best RPG” at GameSpot (see the full list of awards: http://www.thewitcher.com/community/en/awards/). The game has received exceptionally high ratings from players all over the world, which is manifested in high average scores in players’ reviews at sites like Metacritic (9.4/10), GameTrailers (9.1/10) and GameSpot (8.8/10).

Adam Kiciński also hints at the developer’s plans for the near future: “Our plans include continuous game support, the release of the powerful D’jinni module editor, the continued release of game updates and patches, and in late spring gamers can expect a pretty big surprise, which will be revealed at a press conference really soon – February 18th! We are still working on making the game better and we will actively support our fan community, which is getting bigger and bigger. Unfortunately I can’t reveal anything further at this time, but I assure you that we won’t rest on our laurels and we have very promising plans for the future. We set our standards very high with The Witcher and we surely don’t want to lower them in the future.”

18th. Cant wait.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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who has played this here? opinions?
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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I´m playing it and its very good. If you patch it up there aren´t any technical issues anymore like it was said. 600k is a bit low for such a game, it deserves at least 1M and over. Considering though that this was CD Projekt´s first game and wasn´t advertised by Atari, it´s a big feat nonetheless.

And it amazes how this game can run on low settings at ~25 fps and on mid settings at ~18 fps on my 5 years old PC (and the low-end graphics are not bad at all, actually) whereas other older games that should normally run easy-breazy at high-end, run like shit (Gothic 3 demo, for instance) . Really good job there CD Projekt
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I´m playing it and its very good. If you patch it up there aren´t any technical issues anymore like it was said. 600k is a bit low for such a game, it deserves at least 1M and over. Considering though that this was CD Projekt´s first game and wasn´t advertised by Atari, it´s a big feat nonetheless.

And it amazes how this game can run on low settings at ~25 fps and on mid settings at ~18 fps on my 5 years old PC (and the low-end graphics are not bad at all, actually) whereas other older games that should normally run easy-breazy at high-end, run like shit (Gothic 3 demo, for instance) . Really good job there CD Projekt
You forget that gothic 3 was a shit game in terms of optimization and it had a mass of bugs.
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I didn't know it ran so well on older Pc's. I might have to try it out when I get some free time.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:17 PM   #7
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I didn't know it ran so well on older Pc's. I might have to try it out when I get some free time.
I have a 3Ghz Intel with a 7600 GT and 2 GB 333 RAM. I didn´t buy it as-is of course. Actually I bought it 3,5 years ago (october 2004) not 5, my mistake.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:04 PM   #8
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I just saw the GameTrailers review for the game. I'm impressed. I wonder though if I can find the time to play it... I like how you can have the camera behind your character. Looks like Granado Espada. Well... with slightly ugly character models. I do love the fighting in this though.
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This is really impressive for a PC game. I can't believe I still haven't played it.
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I have a 3Ghz Intel with a 7600 GT and 2 GB 333 RAM. I didn´t buy it as-is of course. Actually I bought it 3,5 years ago (october 2004) not 5, my mistake.
that isnt even that bad at all, better than mine and mines like 1 and a half years old

I have all you mentioned except my processor is 2.0 GHZ =(
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This is really impressive for a PC game. I can't believe I still haven't played it.

I can. You tend to avoid good pc games!
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:11 AM   #13
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Damn, I sure did!
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I need to start my second char in the game (Bloodlines)...i got ZERO bugs in chinatown. The Witcher seems nice, but I have no time for it.
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