The Witcher 3 for Switch accounted for 11% of 2019 sales
While the PC version outsold all others combined
CD Projekt revealed a breakdown of Witcher 3 sales by platform in a financial report released on Wednesday, and confirmed the RPG has now sold almost 30 million copies.
At more than six million sales in 2019, The Witcher 3 sold more copies last year than in any other year except 2015, when it released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One and sold over nine million copies.
The PC version of the title accounted for 53% of total sales in 2019, ahead of PS4 (26%), Switch (11%) and Xbox One (10%).
The game saw a significant increase in players coinciding with the release of Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher in December 2019. US physical sales of The Witcher 3 in December 2019 were up 554 percent compared to December 2018, according to NPD data.
Announced during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, The Witcher 3 Nintendo Switch port was developed by Saber Interactive “in close cooperation” with CD Projekt Red.
The game released for Switch in October 2019, with VGC’s 5/5 Witcher 3 Switch review calling it “an intelligent port that shrinks one of the best RPGs of recent years without losing the scale and magic.”
Ahead of the title’s release, VGC spoke to Piotr Chrzanowski, a senior producer at CD Projekt Red, to discuss the Switch port’s technical secrets.
A major patch for the Switch version of The Witcher 3 was released in February, adding PC cross-save support and new graphics options.
CD Projekt will work on a new The Witcher game after Cyberpunk 2077 is completed, president Adam Kiciński said last month.
In its financial report released on Wednesday, Kiciński said CD Projekt is on track to hit Cyberpunk 2077’s September 2020 release date.