It’s always great to see a good game sell well, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a great game that is selling well. In fact, CD Projekt RED’s masterpiece sold an impressive 4 million copies in just two weeks.
Like the previous two Witcher
games, the open world RPG received highly positive reviews for both its gameplay, graphics and breadth. To many gamers, it's the total package.
In an open letter to the fans of the series, CD Projekt Red’s co-founder Marcin Iwinski said:
“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.”
The Witcher 3
seems to be hit, but it is unclear if 4 million met the Polish developer’s sales projections. An exact number of how many copies The Witcher 2
(released in 2011) sold to date is unknown, but the figure stood at 6 million units as of the end of October 2015.
While we think The Witcher
is a definite success, it’s apparently far from being complete. It will receive two expansion packs (the first -- Hearts of Stone
-- releases in October 2015) and weekly DLCs for months to come, essentially guaranteeing it many more sales.
If they aren’t already, CD Projekt RED should be happy with what they have accomplished with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
. It’s a game of the century.