The most ambitious third-party game we've seen on the Nintendo Switch so far is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition. CD Projekt Red and port specialist Saber Interactive released the entirety of the game on a single card (DLC and all), and in terms of gameplay – it's the exact same experience offered on other platforms. It got even more unbelievable when a major visual update was released in February.
Has all this hard work off financially, though? According to a new management board report from CD Projekt Red, 11 percent of overall Witcher 3 sales last year were on the Nintendo Switch. That supposedly means the game shifted around 700,000 units on the hybrid platform in 2019. This is all quite impressive when you consider the fact it was available for less than three months last year. Here's the full chart, which also shows sales percentages for PC, PS4, X1, and the previous years.
If you haven't already played The Witcher 3 yet, what are you waiting for? We gave the Switch version nine out of ten stars in our review last year and said it was a truly impressive achievement that remained a masterpiece on the Switch. This particular port seems to have also given a number of other third-party developers a bit more confidence when it comes to bringing across certain releases. In more recent times, for example, 2K has announced the Bioshock Collection, Borderlands Collection and XCOM 2: Collection for the Switch.
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