CD Projekt Red President and CEO Adam Kicinski revealed this week during a Q1 2023 earnings conference that acclaimed video game title “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” hit 50 million. copies sold.
This places it as the ninth best-selling video game of all time, just behind “Red Dead Redemption 2” at 8th with 53 million copies. Kicinski adds that the entire “Witcher” trilogy combined has now surpassed 75 million copies sold.
Helped by a recent re-release that has improved the graphics of modern consoles, as well as the ever-useful branding enhancement that comes from the Netflix series.
The only other games to have sold better are “Minecraft” at No. 1 with 238 million copies sold, “Grand Theft Auto V” at 180 million, “Tetris” (EA’s mobile version) at 100 million, “Wii Sports” at 82.9 million, “PUBG: Battlegrounds” at 75 million, “Mario Kart 8” at 62.5 million and the original “Super Mario Bros.” at 58 million.
The sales record comes as three more entries in the franchise are on the way, including a multiplayer title, a story-driven single-player open-world RPG title run by a third-party team of former Witcher veterans and the first in an all-new trilogy built on the legacy of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”.