In its first two weeks, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold four million copies across Xbox, PS4, and PC. Witchers may never work for free, but I doubt Geralt has ever had a payday like this one.
CD Projekt have released a statement to commemorate the blockbuster launch. They sound, as you might expect, pretty happy with how things have turned out.
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CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski sent an open letter out to fans to announce the sales figures, and to take stock of CDP’s journey to date.
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!
All the best,
Co-founder, CD PROJEKT RED
I usually don’t bother that much with DLC packs, but the strength of Witcher 3’s extensive side-quests has made me a convert. I love the game as much as Fraser did, and even love its optional card game. I’m honestly thrilled at the thought of playing through more stories in this universe. It’s a hell of a thing.
Now if I could just get rid of that damned neck-tattoo…