The Witcher 3 sells 4 million copies in two weeks

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The Witcher 3 is – despite some terrible bugs – a pretty damned good game. I’ve been rather busy with work stuff, so I’ve only just started the game, and it’s making me rather happy. It would make me happier if it included (as every game should) some Chinese people, of course, but we can’t all get what we want. The game had sold a million and a half copies before it was even released, garnering that many pre-orders based on hype. It’s now gone to sell two and a half million more copies – which isn’t bad for just two weeks. CDPR has let everybody know of the milestone by way of press release.

“Dear Gamers,” says CDPR boss Marcin Iwinski

“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.”

That’s a heck of a lot of people playing a single player RPG. Take that, big publishers who insist on back-of-the-box multiplayer checklists!

Last Updated: June 9, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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