The Witcher 3 Sold Nearly 10 Million Copies Worldwide

Most sales for Witcher come are from the PC market.

Posted By | On 19th, Jul. 2016 Under News

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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.

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  • jp

    wow thats nice for a glitchy game, Ive never played the game more than 4 hours without encoutering a glitch, or at least I had three game breaking bugs having to reload a previous save, good game though.

    • Andiar Rohnds

      The Witcher 3 is not for people with autism. Many find it hard to get into because of poor general first impressions. But the game opens up marvelously once you actually play for a few hours. This is wonderful because, effectively, CD Project Red has programmed a filter which removes idiots. The Witcher 3 is one of the few games that are targeted for an older audience.

    • jp

      so people that doesnt like the game are idiots? ok kid.

  • Vertigo X

    I love the fact that they apparently sold more on PC than consoles.

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