Is anyone on Era picking up The Witcher 3 on Switch next week?

Will you get The Switcher 3?


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    1,921
Oct 25, 2017
1,698
Unfortunately I already played it on ps4 and my switch backlog is huge so no but you never know. May pick up for second playthrough to make different choices.
 

astro

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Oct 25, 2017
19,370
I might actually consider it next time I own a switch. Games like this being portable are really something when they run well.
 

Rodney McKay

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Oct 26, 2017
3,707
Yep, I saw it was discounted on Amazon to $50 and impulse bought. Might not get to playing it for a while though
Haha, I did the exact same thing.
It's also my birthday weekend so I thought I'd treat myself.

I've played through the base game once on PC, but haven't done a second playthrough with the DLC yet.

Worst case scenario the game looks and runs so bad I can't stand it and I'll just return it or sell it.
Best case (and the more likely scenario) I have a handheld version of a great game and I'll be much more liky to play it than sitting in front of my PC.
 

reddragon220

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Sep 7, 2019
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No, I’ve got the PC version I’m still wrapping up and no way I’m starting over. Would be cool if they could sync Steam cloud saves like DOS2.
Save syncing with the Steam cloud would make this game an instant double-dip for me. the game is just too expansive and long for me to begin anew on a second platform. Maybe CD Project Red / Saber Interactive will cook something up if enough people ask for it?
 

JDFaulky

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Oct 25, 2017
1,968
I already own it on both PC and Xbox One. I really don’t want to play a severely downgraded port of this game. I’ll pass.
 

dlauv

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Oct 27, 2017
4,197
I might later on. I love TW3, but I beat it on PC. Having a portable Thomas Train Engine version of the game all on one cart is super tempting.
 

Wilco

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Nov 25, 2018
238
I'm getting it, of course. Already played it on PC but it's portable.
This comes out the same day as Baldurs Gate and Planescape Torment.
Not taking into account I would need 500h at least to finish all this is just incredible to think about it. Getting them all.
 

Dukie85

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Oct 25, 2017
1,035
I have a PC than can make it all pretty and run at 60+ FPS. I'm not sure I'll double dip, but I do kinda want it, simply for portable Witcher.
 
Aug 16, 2018
257
If I can find it at Walmart for $49.99, then I'll grab it!

Weirdly, I'm most excited for Ring Fit Adventure next week though, and to be honest I'm still working on my Blue Lions playthrough on Three Houses. So we'll see!
 

Primethius

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Oct 25, 2017
7,310
I played it initially on PC. I found the PS4 version too compromised.

There's no way I'm getting the Switch version.
 

Blackthorn

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Oct 26, 2017
977
London
Considering getting my pa a Switch Lite and The Witcher 3 for Christmas, seeing as he loved The Witcher 2 and doesn’t have a current gen system.
 

crepuscule

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Oct 27, 2017
1,001
Yeah but as it ain't Nintendo published I can just wait a few months and it'll be sub-£20 somewhere. Always intended to play, think I'll be much more likely to get around to it on Switch although these massive RPGs are much more intimidating to me time wise than they were ten or fifteen years ago.
 

c0de

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Oct 28, 2017
3,757
I still can't believe that port exists. I'm curious what DF will find.
Currently playing on PS4 and enjoying it a lot so I'm happy for Switch owners to play this masterpiece.
 

NinjaScooter

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Oct 25, 2017
22,098
I'm very surprised so few are picking it up. Maybe CDPR won't support the Switch in the future? :(
it’s a 4 year old game that has sold like 20 million copies. It’s also a really dense, long game. It shouldnt be all that surprising that there isn’t a lot of interest from enthusiasts who have probably already played it in paying $50 to play it again. the handheld novelty ain’t that strong for most.
 
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The One Who Knocks
Jul 28, 2019
1,156
Era does not represent the mass market that have an interest in this game and is a terrible indicator of a game's potential success.
Was there ever a similar poll for something like Skyrim? What were the numbers like there?
In any case, as far as the mass market goes, do they even know The Witcher 3 is coming to Switch? I haven't seen much in the way of marketing compared to something like Dragon Quest XI (another belated JRPG port).
 

Spidey

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Oct 25, 2017
344
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It's one of the main reasons I bought a Switch Lite, buying it day one physical and as I'm going digital otherwise, it's going to live inside the unit, never to leave.
 

ryushe

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Oct 27, 2017
2,732
Yes.

I played it in 4K on PC and finished the base game and both expansion packs but the idea of portable Witcher 3 is too enticing to pass up. Plus I want to support releases like this.

Hell, I doubt I'll even finish it again.

Edit:
The physical copy being on a 32 card also made the decision that much easier.
 
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Bitanator

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Oct 27, 2017
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Was there ever a similar poll for something like Skyrim? What were the numbers like there?
In any case, as far as the mass market goes, do they even know The Witcher 3 is coming to Switch? I haven't seen much in the way of marketing compared to something like Dragon Quest XI (another belated JRPG port).
They've done a good enough job highlighting this game to people who would be potential buyers, obviously, it is not selling to soccer moms and grandmas who buy it for little Jim.
 

Budi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Finland
Already finished the game twice on PC, with 60fps and 30 fps with all the bells and whistles. I don't have a physical copy though, so I'll most likely pick one up for Switch when I can grab it from sale. Not going to hurry with that, around 20-30 bucks and I'll bite. It's my all time favorite game, so I'll gladly do the rare exception to double dip.