The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells Over an Estimated 28 Million Copies Worldwide

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt have revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold an estimated 28 million units worldwide.

Back in June 2019, we reported that the game had sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Now, the “Management Board Report on the Activities of the CD Projekt Group and CD Projekt S.A. in 2019” has been released (via the CD Projekt website).

Across pages 51 and 52, we see two charts noting how the game sold in 2019 (divided by physical and digital, along with platform). You can find them below.

While the exact figures are vague, video game industry business-focused Twitter user Nathan (“DarkDetectiveNL“) proposes an estimate. Using pixel counting on the second graph, they propose the game would have sold 28.3 million.

Page 51 also notes that 82% of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sales in 2019 were digital. Page 52 states that most sales of the game were on Windows PC.

Page 52 also notes the share of sales by region in 2019. Europe accounted for 37.2% of all sales, followed by Asia (27.9%), North America (25.6%), South America (7%), Australia (2%), and Africa (0.3%).

Page 61 notes “On 20 February 2020 cumulative sales revenues generated by “The Witcher 3” products on Steam since the introduction of Steam’s new revenue split scheme (i.e. since 1 October 2018) topped 50 million USD.”

This now means CD Projekt gets 80% of the revenue in future sales on Steam. However, it should be noted that CD Projekt own GOG, and would be making 100% of revenue on that platform.

In earlier news, the live action The Witcher Netflix show caused a surge of interest in the games. So much so that during the last week of December 2019, the number of Steam players surpassed its launch day numbers. Even the orignal book series author Andrzej Sapkowski became Amazon’s number 1 author at the time.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for Windows PC (via GOG, Origin, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can read our review for the base game here (we highly recommend it, it was our 2015 game of the year!)

Image: GOG



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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