The Witcher 3 Has Now Sold More Than 20 Million Copies
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is a great success for the developer CD Projekt Red. It is continuing to sell well and will no doubt shift more copies once it is out on the Nintendo Switch.
During Nintendo Direct at this E3, CD Projekt Red has announced a port of The Witcher 3 Complete Collection for the Nintendo Switch. It is also one of the largest game sold at retail that was shipped on a cart for the Nintendo Switch.
CD Projekt Red has also given a sales update for The Witcher 3. We are told that The Witcher series has now sold 40 million copies. While this is an interesting number, more than half of this was attributed to sales of The Witcher 3. This means that the game has now sold more than 20 million copies which is an impressive feat.
To put the sales in perspective, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had sold 30 million copies when the last sales update was given for it in 2016. It was released in November 2011. The point of this comparison is that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best selling Western RPG and to get even close to the sales of it deserves some recognition.
CD Projekt Red is now working on a brand new sci-fi game with Cyberpunk 2077. They had a trailer debut for E3 2019 which also featured a cameo by Keanu Reeves. It is their most ambitious project to date and will be released in April 2020.