The Witcher series from CD Projekt Red is young, but has already catapulted itself to 5 million sales.
The Witcher launched in 2007 exclusively on PC and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings launch in 2011 on PC and 2012 on Xbox 360. Both titles have garnered huge critical praise due to their intense and strategic swordplay, beautifully detailed worlds and having meaningful choices that aren’t black and white. The franchise has also received huge commercial success with both titles combined selling 5 million units. On February 5, CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as the final entry in the franchise.
“The Witcher 3 will be a crowning achievement for the RPG genre, but I am also proud to announce that the number of previous Witcher games sold has surpassed 5 million copies. This is great news, especially since the 2012 debuted console debut on the Xbox 360 contributed largely to this result, receiving great feedback from gamers and critics. The Witcher 2 is already a classic RPG, so if you haven’t played it yet be sure to enhance your role-playing collection and experience an unique gaming adventure” – said Adam Kiciński, CEO of CD Projekt.
In celebration, CD Projekt has slashed the price of each version. The Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition will retail for 29.99 USD/ 29.99 EUR/ 19.99 GBP. However, the better deal is on Steam or Good Old Gaming where The Witcher: Director’s Cut and the The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition are both 50% off on both PC and Mac. These deals will last through February 8.
Announced yesterday, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in 2014 for PC and next-gen hardware.