The Witcher series has shipped 5M units lifetime
Posted: 06.02.2013 17:39 by Comments: 3
CD Projekt RED has announced that The Witcher series has shipped 5M units in the series. A little investigation finds that the series has actually sold 1.76M units.

According to VGChartz, The Witcher sold 350K - including the original and Enhanced versions that were released on PC, while The Witcher 2 sold 800K units on PC and the Xbox 360 sold 600K.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced this week for 2014 for PC.
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 06, 2013
Quite a disparity in numbers, though still a good result for an RPG that's not made by *spit* Bethesda.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Feb 07, 2013
I kinda wonder what the two parties base their numbers on? I've seen some charts where there's a discrepancy because one measured sales to the public and the other measured units shipped to retailers, but 3.2 million copies sitting on shelves seems incorrect.

You'd think the developer would have a better idea about how many copies were sold, but then they have more incentive to lie also. Maybe they count pirated copies? :P

I just don't know enough about how/what VGChartz measures. I'd be surprised if they could account for every sale on every medium.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 08, 2013
I hope theat more people dare to try this game. You get it DRM free from GOG at lowered prize ever so often and despite feeling like a huge console flirt - it is a great game with compelling world and story.