44.5 per cent of The Witcher 3 sales between 2015 and 2018 were on PC

44.5 per cent of The Witcher 3 sales between 2015 and 2018 were on PC

PC is the most popular platform for CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

That's according to the company's financial results for the 2018 financial year - yeah sorry we only just spotted this tidbit - which give a platform breakdown for the popular 2015 RPG for each year up to the end of 2018. 44.5 per cent of sales to date have been on PC, placing it just ahead of PlayStation 4, which has a 39.5 per cent slice of the sales place.

Meanwhile, Xbox One is just 15.5 per cent of total sales, which no doubt is a sore topic for Microsoft who had a marketing tie-up for the title when it initially launched in 2015.

The Polish games giant also gave us a breakdown of physical and digital distribution. Overall, 60.75 per cent of Witcher 3 units sold were digital, compared to 39.25 boxed. This ratio has grown over time, perhaps unsurprisingly.

In 2015, the year the smash hit RPG launched, 71 per cent of units sold were physical compared to 29 per cent digital. By 2018, just 20 per cent of copies shift are boxed. This will likely be the result of sales on platforms such as Steam, GOG, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

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