The Witcher 3 Sold Nearly 10 Million Copies Worldwide
Most sales for Witcher come are from the PC market.
CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was a pretty big success when it launched, earning profits for its developer, and that success has only been cemented in the year since its release. According to CD Projekt RED CEO Marcin Iwinski at infoShare 2016, The Witcher 3 has sold close to 10 million copies worldwide.
Iwinski said, “We were totally overwhelmed because, honestly, we were not expecting such a degree of success. But sales-wise, The Witcher series has sold over 20 million worldwide, out of which almost half of it is from The Witcher 3. So we practically doubled the sales of the series.
“Generally I think with The Witcher 3, and it was the case with The Witcher 2 as well, we released our game without any copy protection. So on day-one you could download the game from GOG and give it to a friend – enemy as well – but give it to a friend, on a memory stick, it works. And still we sold near to 10 million copies across all three platforms.”
Iwinski also revealed that while console versions have been selling very well, the majority of The Witcher’s sales came from PC. “Consoles began for real with PS2 from Sony, and then with Xbox 360. PS wasn’t available for everyone. It was an expensive toy with expensive games. I was already distributing games at that time and I remember what was the expenditure for video games.
“PS was available for more affluent people and PS2 was available for the masses and started to develop this market. However, the PC still holds strong. Most of The Witcher sales are for the PC, though consoles started selling very well. “
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be receiving a Game of the Year Edition later this year with the base game, all of its free DLC and expansion packs included.