The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold an estimated 28 million copies
CD Projekt released its financial results for the 2019 fiscal year, and in the company's latest Management Board Report, we have received a sales update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
While the report doesn't give a hard written number, it does offer some detailed graphs of The Witcher 3's sell-through since its launch in 2015. Some pixel-counters online (such as Nathan) have estimated that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold 28 million copies, and our pixel-counting estimate landed around the same number. We previously estimated a number of 20 million in Summer 2019.
Two graphs from the report are shown below, one showcasing platform sales breakdown and the other showcasing the digital/physical split.
As can be seen, 2019 was the strongest sales year for The Witcher 3 outside of the launch year in 2015. One of the reasons for the success mentioned is the recently debuted Netflix Witcher series, which the report states: "The first season of Geralt of Rivia’s adventures met with high acclaim and excellent viewership numbers, contributing to increased recognition of The Witcher brand throughout the world." Of course, the Nintendo Switch version also released in October 2019, and has seemed to sell about 700,000 copies.
The data also shows a strong shift to digital purchases over the last 5 years, with more than 80% percent of all sales coming digitally.
CD Projekt's next RPG is Cyberpunk 2077, set to release in September 2020. As a fun fact, Cyberpunk 2077 was originally unveiled in 2012, so it's been a long time coming.