The Witcher series sales hit 4 million

CD Projekt Red's role-playing game franchise goes quadruple platinum across Xbox 360, PC, and Mac, which devs say is still fewer than number pirated.


Combined sales of the original Witcher role-playing game and its sequel Assassins of Kings across the Xbox 360, PC, and Mac have reached 4 million units, Warsaw, Poland-based developer CD Projekt Red announced today.

Geralt is putting a new sales milestone in his sights.
Geralt is putting a new sales milestone in his sights.

The original Witcher launched in 2007 and is currently available for the PC and Mac. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was released for the PC in May 2011 and was made available for the Xbox 360 in April 2012. It is headed to the Mac in the future. The Witcher games are focused on Geralt of Rivia, a demon hunter from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy novels.

With sales of 4 million copies, the Witcher series has now edged closer to drawing level with the numbers of pirated copies of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. That game has been illegally downloaded 4.5 million times, according to CD Projekt Red, and the company has stopped pursuing pirates.

Moving forward, CD Projekt Red is expanding outside of the Witcher franchise. In May, the company announced a collaboration with Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith for a new series set in his pen-and-paper RPG's futuristic universe. CD Projekt Red is also hiring for a role-playing game set in a universe the studio has already worked in, which may be a third Witcher title.

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