Witcher series sells 4 million

The Witcher franchise has sold 4 million copies between its first and second game, across a variety of platforms.

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The Witcher series has sold more than 4 million copies across its two main series titles, according to CD Projekt RED. The combined sales of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have hit the healthy number across the PC, Mac, and Xbox 360.

That number doesn't include the iOS applications like The Witcher: Versus or the interactive comic for Witcher 2. Those numbers will be increasing by a bit soon. The Mac version of the second game is due out in the fall, and the Xbox 360 version will be released in Japan on August 23.

"I'm still amazed with the result we have achieved with The Witcher franchise," said studio head Adam Badowski, in the announcement. "Many gamers on many platforms have been drawn to the vivid and complex world we have created. In the gaming world summer means a lot of great, hot deals. So if you still don't own the game look out for both retail and digital special offers."

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    July 12, 2012 6:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Witcher series sells 4 million.

    The Witcher franchise has sold 4 million copies between its first and second game, across a variety of platforms.

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      July 12, 2012 6:11 AM

      Keep making great games and I'll keep buying them!

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      July 12, 2012 6:23 AM

      4 million is great, but relative to something like COD or a Blizz game?

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        July 12, 2012 6:25 AM

        i'd like to see numbers of other games in the same genre not necessarily from other big name developers. Do RPGs still pull in millions of unit sales compared to FPSs?

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          July 12, 2012 6:37 AM

          I would guess no, it's still a nerdy genre in the West and therefor unfairly looked over by people.

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        July 12, 2012 6:34 AM

        I don't get your point. The studio that makes The Witcher doesn't have the money and resources Activision does to make and advertise the games they do. What they do do is make good games.

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          July 12, 2012 6:38 AM

          If a game doesn't sell twenty million copies it is a failure.

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        July 12, 2012 7:22 AM

        They are smaller, yes. But for an RPG series by an independent Polish developer based on a Polish series of books that few in the USA have ever read, it's pretty incredible.

        What I'd like to know, though, is how many of those sales were on the PC. On the one hand I'd say most of them were since the PC is the original home of W2 and the only home of W1 (counting the Mac as a "PC"), but on the other hand it would make sense that the 360 moved them over the edge.

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        July 12, 2012 7:51 AM

        witcher was produced for ca 1million, witcher 2 for 8 million bucks. how much does cod or a blizzard game cost and for what audience is cod or wow made? considering that both games are hardcore rpg games that were released pc only/first i assume thats a good number.

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        July 12, 2012 8:47 AM

        Compare development costs, then form your opinion smart guy.

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          July 12, 2012 9:29 AM

          I was only asking how many copies COD or a Blizz games sell? Not belittling the Witcher franchise :(

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            July 12, 2012 9:41 AM

            They sell way, way more. They also spend way, way, way, way, way more on advertising and development.

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            July 12, 2012 9:41 AM

            no you didn't. You said '4 million is great, but relative to something like COD or a Blizz game?'

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        July 12, 2012 9:30 AM

        they're happy and secure doing what they are for a living, what the hell does it matter?

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      July 12, 2012 6:27 AM

      Nice. I hope those guys continue to do well.

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      July 12, 2012 6:34 AM

      Witcher 3 please.

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        July 12, 2012 9:37 AM

        Looks like we're getting a Cyberpunk game first, and I'm totally cool with that.

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      July 12, 2012 6:36 AM

      Both games are fantastic so this is well deserved.

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      July 12, 2012 6:43 AM

      I just picked up The Witcher 2 for the 360. The opening cutsceen was AWESOME! Great graphics, incredible lighting, I forgot it was a game and thought I was watching s movie. That great feeling quickly was cut short when the game began. The opening of the game your character wakes up next to a naked woman. The lighting and detail was so bad I threw up in my mouth. Then the controls are convoluted and are not very well designed for the console. This is definitely a PC game, none of these issues are on the version, they just didn't take the time to port a proper game. Buy on PC, forget it on the console. Seriously, I sold my copy, its not worth your time.

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        July 12, 2012 7:42 AM

        They had to hamstring the engine a lot to get it to run at high FPS on the 360, if remember right.

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        July 12, 2012 10:00 AM

        wait what? I played it on the pc with a controller a few times and thought the controls were great, did they change em for the 360 release?

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      July 12, 2012 6:57 AM

      this has been asked before i'm sure.

      if i couldn't get into witcher 1, can i play and enjoy witcher 2 without needing to know a bunch of back story?

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        July 12, 2012 7:42 AM

        Absolutely. The second game is great just as a stand alone adventure.

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        July 12, 2012 12:04 PM

        Yeah, I couldn't get into Witcher 1, Witcher 2 was my GOTY 2011

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      July 12, 2012 7:01 AM

      der_witcha2.exe, it is the goods

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      July 12, 2012 9:24 AM

      Good series. Really looking forward to Cyberpunk and where they take the Witcher series next.

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      July 12, 2012 9:38 AM

      I really hope they are working on the Witcher 3 along side their new IP. But if not it is worth waiting for.

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      July 12, 2012 12:00 PM

      The Witcher 2 is the finest fantasy RPG I've played since Baldur's Gate 2. I hope they go on and make a third one!

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      July 12, 2012 12:21 PM

      way to go cd projekt red!

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      July 12, 2012 9:45 PM

      PC GAMING IS DEAD
      LONG LIVE PC GAMING