The Witcher 3 Has Sold More Than 50 Million Copies

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It was revealed earlier today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold more than 50 million copies since it was released in 2015. It was just a few days ago that the game – which won more than two hundred Game of the Year awards – celebrated its eighth anniversary, but in many ways, the franchise is really only just beginning.

There’s a bold roadmap ahead that stretches far beyond selling 50 million copies of The Witcher 3. It was revealed by CD Projekt last year that there’s an all-new Witcher saga in the works, as well as a multiplayer game, and a ‘single-player open-world RPG’ that’s also connected to the universe.

But for now, The Witcher 3 remains king.

An Impressive Feat

It certainly has been a case of tossing coins to witchers over the last eight-and-something years. If we work with figures handed down in a broad strategy presentation that CD Projekt circulated last year, we can estimate that around 77% of all sales from The Witcher franchise have been made up by just The Witcher 3.

As one of the best games of the last generation that was bolstered with some top-shelf expansions, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remains popular today.

Let’s use Steam as a representative example. In 2010, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt peaked on Steam with 103,329 concurrent players. In the last 24 hours, the player count peaked at 16,761. That’s a remarkable figure by all accounts, and it’s a sign that The Witcher 3 is still dramatically popular.

Hence the 50 million sales, right?

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