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June 3rd, 2012, 22:02
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
No, all digital. CDP is the publisher on Steam, not Atari. Valve gets their cut, but that's it.
Perhaps I didn't explain clearly, but my comment was referring to the fact that the majority of the digital sales were sold through Steam, not self distributed via GOG. In other words, the more profitable direct digital sales via CDP's subsidiary (GOG) were limited to a fraction of the digital sales.

Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
I'm not sure TW2 is "not very profitable".
I'm not privy to CDP's internal marketing budgets, but judging by the scope of the separate Witcher 2 campaigns for PC and the subsequent Xbox launch, it seems questionable.

If it turns out that 1.7m units is a profitable result for them, then that is great news. In any case, they have other sources of revenue from distributing movies and third party games, and perhaps TW2 is a sort of "loss leader" that helps them to pave the way for future titles.
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