Might not have anything to do with that. Since it was such a big fiasco to begin with, and thousands of people were making a fuss about not have a CE in NA, it probably ended up attracting even more people looking to make money off the people they knew would eventually want one.I'm frankly a little surprised (and mystified) at just how badly CDPR misjudged their console vs. PC audience on this. I'd be curious to see their purchase data from Witcher 3 that led them to believe that the PC version in NA was going to be so much less in demand than the console versions.
CDPR isn't looking like trash as much as a company that catered to the scalpers before the fans...CDPR needs to work with resell sites like Ebay and force them to remove "presale" resales to try and cut down on the scalping.
But they also need to do a better job of estimating their audience. This whole situation has been a disaster that makes CDPR look like trash, even if its primarily WB's fault.
I don't mean to be a "fanboy," but for the record, this is mostly not CDPR's fault.Two gigantic fails in a row. All this is showing is how clumsy CDPR has become and how out of touch they are with the fanbase that put them where they are right now. It's a real shame it had to go down this way... but I'm sure the ebay sellers are happy with this performance; there's a fanbase you don't have to do much for, CDPR. Enjoy.