21.12.2007 @ 13:21
Okay, let me give you a heads-up in Greece. First of all, Greece is generally plagued by the problems that other countries, including Russia, have: Pirated products. However, what has happened with The Witcher should be quite good for CDPR, or I suppose it should.
The game has had limited advertising here, mostly online in some websites, and in Atari's Greek page as well - but word of mouth should have helped it become infamous. I personally found out about the game from a friend, before Atari of America started to advertise it online in IGN / Gamespy / Gamespot, etc.
I was stunned. I admit that initially, since you had no demo of the game available and I wanted to make sure it was a good game, I played a pirated copy. I was able to tell the game ROCKED from the very Prologue. I even upgraded my computer's power supply to run it, since my videocard could run most games OK, but in Witcher it needed more power than I could give it! - Beauty needs power...
Anyway, to make the long story short, I not only liked the game, but decided to support CDPR by the best way I could see: I bought The Witcher: Limited Edition - although I wanted Collector's Edition with The Witcher medallion, but never found it anywhere in the world in English.
What's more, it turns out I bought the last copy of The Witcher: Limited Edition from a large PC software chain - and I don't think they only imported 1 piece nationwide...
I suspect that The Witcher has done much better than other games in Greece in terms of sales - all RPG lovers buy it without a second thought, and now that a demo is available, it will be even easier to show the game to friends, etc.
Keep up the good work!