The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sold over 4 million copies within the first two weeks of release, CD Projeckt RED has announced.
The games huge success on Xbox One, PS4 and PC has led to The Witcher 3 becoming the best selling game of 2015 having achieved 1 million pre-orders by May 11, a week before its official release. Compared to its predecessor, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings which sold less than a million copies in its first three months , The Witcher 3 has been its sales explode by 400%.
Co-Founder of CD Projekt RED, Marcin Iwiński had this letter for games in which he thanked them for their continued support and feedback and for making The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt the success it is today.
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
Source: *CD Projekt RED