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The Witcher series sales top 6 million in 6 years

The Witcher series sales top 6 million in 6 years

Fri 25 Oct 2013 7:02pm GMT / 3:02pm EDT / 12:02pm PDT

With The Witcher 3 on the horizon, CD Projekt celebrates a milestone

CD Projekt RED has announced that The Witcher series has sold six million copies since the launch of the first Witcher game on October 26, 2007. The company also released an infographic for the milestone, shown below.

"CD Projekt RED was built on the idea that giving gamers more is always worth it. Since the very beginning of our journey we have seen that the approach of inviting gamers into a dialogue with the developer is really important and can shake up the - sometimes self-destructive - business side of games. We hope you'll stay with us for the years to come and that we will continue to make these changes together," said studio head Adam Badowski.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is currently $19.99 on Xbox 360, PC, and Mac, while the Enhanced Edition for the first Witcher is only $9.99. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2014.

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Dan Wood
Visual Effects Artist

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I do hope the CDP-RED guys don't lose their way, having grown so much over time. If they hold their course, keep putting fresh ideas, creative freedom and focus on quality ahead of AAA gimmickery, they could stand to absolutely destroy Bethesda at their own game with this next instalment. I'm certainly looking forward to finding out what they come up with.

Posted:10 months ago

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Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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@Dan: Although i see your point, If you ever have the chance to meet some of the team, you'll see that they're not "out to destroy" anyone at all - just make the best damn game they can and do it as right as possible. I seriously don't think I've met a more honestly humble but proud bunch of folks. The like what they do, do it well and are genuinely pleased when someone enjoys the hard work they do.

The fact that they were able to get The Witcher 2 on the 360 in such a ridiculously fast time and make it perform so well (some visual hiccups in the cut scenes aside, it's a remarkable enhanced "port") still boggles the mind. The Witcher 3 is looking like it'll stand on its own as a key game for whatever platform it appears on. I'd say they're doing a AAA game without the AAA egos at the end of the day...

Posted:10 months ago

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Dan Wood
Visual Effects Artist

30 49 1.6
@Greg: Oh yep, don't get me wrong. It's exactly their fantastic attitude to development that makes me think they might rise to even greater heights. I'm sure they aren't explicitly setting out to conquer anyone. I'm letting my bias get the better of me, I just find the Elder Scrolls games feel a bit manufactured and shallow, and I'm rooting for CDP to wow everyone with an open-world RPG with some real depth.

Posted:10 months ago

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