‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Has Sold A Staggering 50 Million Copies

Geralt and Ciri’s journey in The Witcher 3 has charmed many over the years, and there’s now solid proof of its juggernaut status. In a video summarising developer CD Projekt Red’s Q1 financial results, the company announced that the game has sold 50 million copies since its launch in 2015.

“I would like to make an announcement which fills us with pride: The Witcher 3 has now been purchased by over 50 million gamers,” said CFO Piotr Nielubowicz. This figure puts the RPG “among the top ten best-selling video games in history,” as it comes within spitting distance of other highly-popular titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Red Dead Redemption 2, which have both sold more than 53 million copies.

Adding that Geralt’s adventures have brought in a combined total of 75 million copies, he continued, “This makes us even more excited with what the future holds, and with our upcoming projects set in the Witcher universe”. The staggering sales numbers include 2007’s The Witcher, 2011’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Indeed, the franchise’s future is looking bright. Apart from a new Witcher trilogy, there’s also a remake of the first game in the works that will reportedly feature an open world. Netflix is betting big on its live-action adaptation as well, announcing a fifth season ahead of Season 3’s release on 29 June.

Outside of The Witcher projects, CD Projekt Red currently has Phantom Liberty — the upcoming expansion to Cyberpunk 2077 — and Project Orion, the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077, in the pipeline. The former is dropping sometime this year, while the latter won’t be coming anytime soon.