Skyrim may be the big budget game on everyone’s minds today, but it isn’t the only kick-ass RPG that was released this year. We found a lot of things to like in The Witcher 2 when
we reviewed it back in June
, and hey, it’s even DRM free! (Unless you buy it on Steam, of course.) While other publishers would have you believe that ditching digital protection is akin to asking for pirates to pillage games, CD Projekt has announced that The Witcher 2 has sold over a quarter million digital copies.
The bulk of those sales are over Steam,
with 195,000 sales racked up on Valve’s distribution service. CD Projekt’s own Good Old Games service accounted for another 35,000 sales, while other digital stores contributed another 10,000 downloads.
“The digital sales of The Witcher 2 have exceeded our expectations,” CD Projekt’s Marcin Iwiński says. “We are even more pleased that our own platform GOG.com had such a great share in the Witcher’s success.”
The company announced at the end of August that The Witcher 2 was about to pass 1 million sales, a milestone that has surely fallen by now. Not too shabby for a PC-exclusive RPG. Of course, CD Projekt is now hard at work developing an Xbox 360 port of the title, so the “PC-exclusive” disclaimer will have to be retired before long -- but
PC gamers will continue to have access to totally free DLC
, something console gamers can't claim.