The Witcher Series' Sales Pass 33 Million Units; PS4 vs Xbox One vs PC Sales for The Witcher 3 Revealed

Sales of The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt passed 33 million units, sold mostly on PS4 and PC for the third game.

March 22, 2018

Today CD Projekt released its financial results for the fiscal year 2017, and they were very positive.

As a matter of fact, in terms of sales 2017’s results actually topped those of fiscal year 2016, showing a consistent upward trend. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt remained the biggest contributor to revenue.

Most interestingly, we hear that by the end of 2017, the developer sold 33 million copies of games belonging to The Witcher‘s franchise, meaning The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

During the presentation, we got to see that during the first three years since release The Witcher 2 generated four times as much revenue as the first game. The Witcher 3 generated eleven times as much revenue as the second game, and fifteen times as much if we consider the revenue brought in by the expansions.

Interestingly, we get a reveal of the percentages of copies sold by  The Witcher 3 for each platform . The PS4 version sold the most in 2015, while the PC version overtook it by a small margin in 2016, and more radically in 2017. The Xbox One version was left in third place during all three years.

You can check out the video with the highlights beow, alongside the graphs mentioned. If you’re unfamiliar with The Witcher 3 you can read our review.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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