The Witcher series sells 6 million copies to date, CDProjekt RED pretty happy about that

The Witcher

By on October 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Geralt of Rivia has now apparently found a home in over 6 million different peoples’ computers and consoles, with CDPR announcing that the series has reached a milestone of 6 million sales.

They’re celebrating in the modern way, by releasing a big ol’ infographic with some interesting statistics about the series over time. Take a look below (click to enlarge).

Source: Eurogamer

11 comments (Leave your own)

Getting a page not found error when trying to enlarge the pic :(

*Edit, also can’t use the ‘contact us’ button to report the problem.

I think the user login isn’t working either.

 
 

Ooo, 6mil ain’t bad.
I bought it on sale, but I have a bit of trouble getting in to it.

Streamlined is usually a dirty word for the PC crowd…
But to be honest, The Witchers 2 menu and inventory system really needs a bit of overhaul and streamlining..

It is what stops me getting in to the game because i spend far too much time in the different menu’s.

 

silenceoz,

There’s mods :)

 

Urgh, sorry about that. It’s working now.

 

The Witcher 2 sold 1 million copies in 2011 so that’s good to hear. I still don’t like the devs for what they’ve pulled in the past (threatening pirates with legal action unless they pay up and the only reason they stopped was backlash) but I’m happy for their success.

Especially considering there was well over 4.5 million pirate downloads for those 1 million legitimate purchases http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114429-The-Witcher-2-Pirated-Roughly-4-5-Million-Times-Says-Dev

 
Relaxed_Possum

Just finished TW recently and loved it, going to TW2 was painful! Its ridiculously consolised, radial menus and all!

Not sure how I’m going to manage through it… :(

Hopefully they’ll just have a Witcher movie!

 

relaxedpossum,

Which shape menu would you prefer for the possibly in-combat menu?

 

relaxedpossum,

I’m a little tired of that kind of comment recurring. It wasn’t even going to be released on consoles initially, so I’d be more inclined to say that the menus are kind of weird and obfuscated, myself. When I play the updated version now, it all makes sense, especially with new tutorials, but was way too unintuitive at first. That, however, does not mean it’s “consolised” in any way, just that the interface could have been designed better.

 

rapid101,

I find it odd when I hear people say they dislike dev’s like CDPR for wanting payment for stolen goods such as pirated downloads, yet don’t express any dislike for the pirates who are stealing.

I think if people started disliking pirates more then the devs in the same frame of mind and made it less socially acceptable to pirate stuff then there wouldn’t be as much of an issue.

 

second only to the mass effect series in terms of popularity

 
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