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The Witcher Series Just Smashed An Amazing Milestone

The Witcher Series Just Smashed An Amazing Milestone

Oh valley of plenty.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

The Witcher video game franchise has officially surpassed 50 million copies sold worldwide, CD Projekt has confirmed. While this includes the first two games in the trilogy and the Gwent spinoffs, the majority of these sales are thanks to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Unsurprisingly, the critically acclaimed RPG accounts for over half of the 50 million, with over 28 million copies sold worldwide.

While the fantasy franchise was clearly always headed for this impressive number, I imagine it got there a lot sooner thanks a killer 2019. The Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3, as well as the release of the Netflix series towards the end of last year, saw a renewed interest in Geralt's digital adventures.

In fact, the Netflix show reportedly helped boost sales of the game by a staggering 554%. Around this period, it was actually reported that there were more gamers playing The Witcher 3 on Steam than there were the day it launched. Meanwhile, 2019 as a whole saw The Witcher 3 sell nearly as well as did in 2015, shifting 7 million copies last year, compared to 9.5 million in 2015.

This news comes just days after it was revealed that CD Projekt had officially become the most valuable video game company in Europe, with a market capitalisation of $8.13 billion. This put the Polish firm just ahead of previous top-dog Ubisoft, who boast a market valuation of $8.12 billion. Chump change, am I right?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt /
CD Projekt RED

With The Witcher franchise continue to do the business for CD Projekt, it's no surprise that there's already talk of The Witcher 4 . Earlier this month, CDPR principal writer Jakub Szamałek suggested that Ciri, Geralt's adopted daughter, would likely be the star of a new game.

Earlier this year, we also learned that the studio already has a concept in place for a new Witcher game, and that work on the project would begin "immediately" after Cyberpunk 2077 is done and dusted. Given the size and scope of these games, we'll probably be waiting several years before it sees the light of day... but it's good to know we'll be back in the gritty fantasy world at some point in the future.

Featured Image Credit: CD Projekt

Topics: The Witcher 3