CD Projekt RED’s CEO, Marcin Iwinski, revealed during infoShare 2016 that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide!
Marcin said the following thing when he was asked about the sales of their video games:
“We were totally overwhelmed because, honestly, we were not expecting such a degree of success. But sales-wise, The Witcher series has sold over 20 million worldwide, out of which almost half of it is from The Witcher 3. So we practically doubled the sales of the series.”
Marcin re-confirmed that number a little bit later:
“Generally I think with The Witcher 3, and it was the case with The Witcher 2 as well, we released our game without any copy protection. So on day-one you could download the game from GOG and give it to a friend – enemy as well – but give it to a friend, on a memory stick, it works. And still we sold near to 10 million copies across all three platforms.”
These numbers are really impressive and they underline the successful period of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt after its initial release.