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The Witcher 3 unit sales share worldwide 2015-2019, by distribution format

In the observed period, an increase in sales of the Witcher 3 through digital distribution channels can be observed. In 2018, sales from this channel reached over 80 percent, thus reducing the share of sales through traditional channels form 71 percent in 2015 to 18 percent in 2019.   

Sale of video game Witcher 3

      Polish gaming company CD Projekt RED created RPG game The Witcher. While creating the plot, the creators were inspired by the world built by a Polish fantasy writer, Andrzej Sapkowski. The video game premiered on October 26th, 2007, and since then, CD Projekt RED has released three series of Geralt of Rivia’s adventures. In 2019, a TV series inspired by Geralt's tales premiered on the Netflix platform.
Since its launch, the game has been hugely successful and still enjoys great popularity among computer players worldwide. The demand has directly translated into the sales results of CD Projekt RED. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had its premiere in May 2015. Since then, 28.3 million copies of the game have been delivered to customers. The most significant number of copies were sold for desktop computers and Play Station 4 consoles, and the largest number of buyers were in Europe, Asia, and North America. Five years after the release of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt RED achieved sales revenue of 521 million zloty and a consolidated profit of 175 million zloty. According to preliminary information, work on the next release of The Witcher will begin after the premiere of Cyberpunk 2077, which is planned for autumn 2020.   

Gaming market in Poland

   The gaming sector is one of the fastest-growing areas of the Polish entertainment industry. In 2020, the Warsaw Stock Exchange has noted 28 gaming companies planning to enter the market. The largest company in the gaming industry is undoubtedly CD Projekt RED, which is due to the success of the Witcher games and consumer behavior changes caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It has become the most valuable company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the WIG20 index, i.e., the 20 largest joint-stock companies in Poland. The game market is prevalent among Polish Internet users. Nearly 80 percent of them played video games in 2019. The most popular genres of games for desktop computers were racing, puzzle and RPG

Distribution of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt unit sales worldwide from 2015 to 2019, by distribution format

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Release date

April 2020


Worldwide, Europe, Poland

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

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