CD Projekt Red has announced that their The Witcher franchise has sold a whopping 50 million worldwide to date. The franchise began with 2007’s The Witcher, followed by 2011’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, but it’s undeniable that the biggest contributor is 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt alone has sold 28 million to date, which is more than half of the total 50 million. 2018 also saw the release of spin-off Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. This feat is even more impressive considering that the series only sold five million units before The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced in 2013.
Before The Witcher 3 was announced (Feb 2013), the series as a whole had sold around 5 million units.
Now the series is over 50 million, with The Witcher 3 contributing over 28 million units alone. https://t.co/4vFhnFwVjb
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 28, 2020
According to GamesIndustry.biz, this number is up from the previous 40 million total sales around this time last year, which have since been bolstered by the October 2019 release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch as well as the success of Netflix’s The Witcher series.
Over 50 million adventurers joined Geralt on his journey from Kaer Morhen to Vizima, through Flotsam and Vergen, Velen and Novigrad to Skellige Isles and Toussaint, and many, many more places, time and time again…
Thank you and may we meet on the path again! ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/cZwOup9CEc
— The Witcher (@witchergame) May 28, 2020