With the release of the Witcher 3, there was much speculation on the game’s since the Witcher 2 had only sold around 2 million copies. The newest expansion into this realm has now sold over 4 million copies just two weeks after release. These numbers are very impressive and even made Projekt Red Ceo Marcin Iwiński write an appreciative letter to the fans.
May 19th was a crucial date for all of us here at CD PROJEKT RED — we released The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, our open world role-playing game that we had been hard at work on for over 3 years. Since day one, you have given us tons of positive feedback and support — the sheer volume of emails we’ve gotten since launch simply congratulating us for our efforts is both epic and heartwarming, and I wish every developer comes to have such a fantastic community. In terms of media reception, we’re really humbled by the scores the game has received all around the world. With an average of 90+ on every platform, Wild Hunt is our dream coming true.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the four million gamers worldwide who bought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in the first two weeks from launch. Four million RPG fans spending their hard-earned money on our game is a sign that we did something right, and you can be sure that we’ll harness all that positive energy and make the upcoming expansions worthy of the grand adventure that you’re telling us Wild Hunt already is! Until then, keep on enjoying Wild Hunt, do not forget to grab your weekly set of free DLCs, and stay tuned for constant updates and enhancement to the game we are continuously working on.
Dandelion once said to Geralt that the world is changing, the sun is setting, and vodka’s running out — go, play, and have fun!”
The Witcher 3 has proven to be nothing less than worthy of those 4 million sales. With a 9/10 star rating on steam, 10/10 on GameSpot, 4.5/5 on Metacritic and 4/5 on GamesRadar, the game’s has earned these impressive sales numbers. These types of sales aren’t record breaking by any means, but for this franchise this was outstanding, already doubling the sales of their previous title in a mere 2 weeks. Given the appreciation that Marcin Iwiński shows here to his clientele, there is no question as to why he is excited to bring them more expansions for this franchise.