The Witcher 3 has been taking the world by storm in a lot of ways, which is pretty great for a pretty hardcore RPG. There are a lot of complex systems in the game that even I struggle with and I play a lot of RPGS. To see a broader market adopt the game is very exciting for the genre.
The game has thus far been the biggest release this year though. That has been confirmed by CD Projekt Red in a new blog post where company co-founder Marcin Iwinski revealed the game had sold over 4 million copies in just two weeks. That is very high.
In a statement found on IGN, Iwinski said:
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.
Cd Projekt Red are most certainly one of the good guys in this industry, so to see them rewarded for their great attitude and the stellar game they have put together is reassuring. Hopefully other studios will follow in the example they are settting.