The Witcher Franchise Has Sold Over 50 Million Copies

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CD Projekt Red just announced that The Witcher franchise has crossed the 50 million copies sold mark. Most of the sales are from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has sold over 28 million copies alone, making it the highest sold and rated game in the entire series.

Piotr Nielubowicz, Vice President and CFO of CD Projekt Red stated that “For us, this is a record-breaking first quarter both in terms of revenues and net profit. This outcome was attributable mainly to continuing strong sales of The Witcher 3, which has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. Celebrations are due: I’m pleased to inform you that aggregate sales of all games from The Witcher series have topped 50 million copies.”

The popularity for The Witcher franchise skyrocketed to new heights around December 2019 with the release of The Witcher TV series on Netflix. There was a massive 554% increase in sales for both the games and books that started it all. The Witcher games are also being sold for dirt cheap across all platforms right now, so, if you haven’t tried the franchise out yet, it’s the perfect time to grab it.

CD Projekt Red is also working on their latest game, Cyberpunk 2077. It is set to launch on September 17. The entire CD Projekt Red team has been working at home since March for Cyberpunk 2077. Their decision to switch to remote work in the final phase of Cyberpunk 2077 was hard to make, but they had to make sure everyone was safe during this ongoing pandemic. But, in some ways the pandemic has also helped in the contribution of sales for The Witcher franchise and will probably help for the development of a second season for The Witcher on Netflix.

The Witcher Series is available to play on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

So, what are your thoughts on CD Projekt Red’s milestone? Have you tried playing any of the games from the series? Personally, I would suggest getting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with all its DLC, as it has a lot of content and an amazing narrative experience. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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