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The Witcher franchise tops 20 million sales, even split between digital and physical

by Ron Duwell | March 11, 2016March 11, 2016 9:00 am PDT

CD Projekt RED has released its latest financial reports, and its findings show that The Witcher franchise has crossed a very important milestone in its history. Between all three games in the series, The Witcher has finally crossed the 20 million unit sold mark.

The report doesn’t specify how The Witcher, The Witcher 2, and The Witcher 3 divide that figure, and we don’t know the exact sales numbers of each game. When we last checked in last August, The Witcher 3 had sold 6 million copies after being on the market for just six weeks. It’s safe to assume that it has sold more since then through discounts and good word of mouth and that the most recent game makes up at least a third of those sales.

Maybe even half.

CD Projekt RED did dive into the division between physical and digital distribution for The Witcher 3, though. The game was sold roughly down the middle with 49.8 percent coming from physical sales and 50.2 percent coming from digital sales.

However, in terms of total revenue, physical boxes accounted for 68.4 percent whereas the digital distribution made up only 31.6 percent. Physical Collector’s Editions and frequent online sales no doubt contributed to the difference there.

Any way you spin it, CD Projekt RED has all the funding it needs to develop Cyberpunk 2077 thanks to this “little RPG series that could.”

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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