The Witness Sold Over 100,000 Copies, Makes $5 Million in First Week

By   /   Feb 3, 2016
The Witness

The mind-melting puzzle game called “The Witness” has sold over 100,000 copies on PlayStation 4 and PC. Thekla Inc. has made $5 million in gross revenue during its first week on sale.

The developer noted that sales were very strong on both platforms even though The Witness was among highly pirated games on PC. Piracy was such an issue that Jonathan Blow haD to come out and warn folks that at this rate, he may not be able to afford his next title.

However, I think with 5 million dollars in his pocket, he sure can afford another game. Still, it would’ve been nice to make money on each and copy that was pirated. One can only imagine how much revenue will come of it then.

But some things just aren’t possible and piracy isn’t going anywhere, at least for the next 2 years.

Anyways, The Witness sales summary was shared in a post:

Across all platforms, The Witness has totalled over $5 million USD gross revenue in the first week, and it has sold substantially more than 100,000 units.

This is a good chunk more revenue in one week than Braid made in its entire first year, from August 2008-September 2009. (Braid initially launched on XBLA in August 2008, and it came to Steam in April 2009). Braid was considered a hit independent game at the time.

The Witness released on PSN and PC for $39.99. Thekla Inc. is also looking into bringing The Witness to more platforms including Xbox One, Android, iOS and Mac OS X.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More