It’s safe to say that CD Projekt Red’s massive success can be mostly attributed to one of the fantasy genre’s most well-known IP, The Witcher. All three titles in the franchise have gone on to be acclaimed in their own right, but collectively the series has transcended pop culture as we know it. It put the Polish studio on the map, and even got its own highly successful television series on Netflix to boot. Now they have broken through another milestone, as the company has announced on Twitter that the series lifetime sales have now reached 50 million copies sold worldwide.
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
In terms of a year to year statistics, this is a considerable jump as the franchise was sitting at 40 million sold in 2019 before the now current 50 million. That’s an extra 10 million copies that were sold in approximately 12 months, an astounding feat. This was mostly due to the re-release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the Nintendo Switch which generated more numbers, and the aforementioned Netflix show which became the platform’s most-watched series of all time. This in turn brought in a whole legion of fans, new and old, to play through the series, therefore bringing in more sales.
CD Projekt Red reported an extremely successful late quarter 2019 last month, and it’s more than likely that this recent surge of lifetime sales was due in large part to that. The series most successful title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, sold more than six million units last year by itself, which was the highest amount of sales the game has achieved since it launched in 2015. The Witcher has become synonymous with CD Projekt Red, and the gaming community as well, and the third entry is often considered to be one of the greatest games of all time. We even named it our top game in our Top 50 Games of the Decade list.