Originally Posted by kanisatha
Originally Posted by neongreg
Hey now, be nice. It is crazy hard to find a group to play TT with on a regular basis. So for me, I'm crazy hyped to be able to actually play TT D&D and remember what happened the last time I played lol.

I'm not putting down anyone for wanting that experience. I am merely reflecting what I see as a simple fact. I think those people who badly want a D&D TT experience in a videogame are heavily concentrated on this forum. But they are absolutely NOT representative of cRPG fans or even D&D videogame fans out there in the world. I think people who play RPG videogames are overwhelmingly people who want a D&D videogame experience and not a D&D TT experience in videogame form. In fact, I would not be at all surprised to see Dark Alliance outselling BG3. Again to repeat, NOT AT ALL trying to make all you TT fans feel bad. I'm just pretty convinced that D&D fans who want a TT experience get that from actually playing TT. And when someone plays a videogame, they want a videogame experience and not a TT experience as videogame. It's just my take. That's all.

WoTC's own estimate of TT players ( of all editions ) was 15M a couple of years ago, with 10M players of 5e. As cRPGs mostly top out at around 2M sales, not all of whome are TT players, I think you are fairly safe in your assumptions.