More People Buy Witcher 3 on GOG than Steam

More People Buy Witcher 3 on GOG than Steam

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More People Buy Witcher 3 on GOG than Steam


More People have bought the Witcher 3 on GOG than Steam, an impressive showing from this relatively new DRM-Free gaming platform.

Out of the games 4 Million sales in the first 2 weeks, over 1.3 million of those were on PC, where over 690,000 were purchased on GOG, leaving Steam, Origin and Uplay in the minority.



To put things in perspective, GOG outperformed all other distribution platforms on PC combined, though this is for many reasons. 

GOG had a 20% discount on the game before launch, distributed all keys to 3rd party resellers like Green Man Gaming and others. We must also remember that all copies of the game which were provided with new Nvidia GPUs were also GOG keys. 

With such great sales on GOG, we can plainly see that most consumers do not mind using an additional game purchasing platform on their systems. With GOG being DRM Free we can also see users find the GOG particularly appealing as they do not have to rely on steam/ or other platform servers and gives the user a greater sense of ownership over their games. 

Over the next few years we will see if GOG will continue to grow and become a more direct competitor to Steam, as the Witcher 3 was a first party title for the Platform, since CD Projekt owns GOG. Hopefully GOG will continue to see the support of 3rd party developers and destroy the shackles of DRM on PC. 


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More People have bought the Witcher 3 on GOG than Steam, an impressive showing from this relatively new DRM-Free...

Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 11 June 2015
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Most Recent Comments

11-06-2015, 16:58:38

I actually went ahead and bought a boxed copy because I like how CDPR include some goodies besides the DVD in the case.Quote

11-06-2015, 17:00:15

Guess I'm in the minority on steam.. But can't beat only paying $7 no matter where it isQuote

11-06-2015, 17:35:48


11-06-2015, 20:06:21

Nice to have competition especially if they are selling games cheaper at launch. I find Origin is just absurdly expensive and Steam is over priced until the sales hit.Quote

11-06-2015, 20:12:20

I used GOG but I didn't pay for my copy got it for free when I bought my laptopQuote

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