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At a Q1 2023 earnings conference on Monday, CD Projekt president and CEO Adam Kiciński opened his presentation by acknowledging the milestone.
“Before talking about Q1 I would like to share with you some good news,” Kiciński said.
“I’m very proud to say that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hit 50 million copies sold. This, according to public data, ranks The Witcher 3 among the 10 best-selling video games of all time.”
Kiciński also noted that the entire Witcher trilogy combined has now passed 75 million copies sold.
“This clearly shows the strength of the franchise, and we are excited looking forward to our next projects within the Witcher universe,” he said.
As Kiciński pointed out, the news means that The Witcher is now the ninth best-selling video game of all time, ahead of Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow (which has sold 47.5 million copies) and behind Red Dead Redemption 2 (with 53 million copies).
The School of the Wolf is growing! 🐺 Over 50 million people joined Geralt of Rivia on his Path of finding Ciri and defeating the Wild Hunt!
Thank you for your enormous support over the years! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/lhMHmgF34z
— The Witcher (@witchergame) May 29, 2023
The best-selling game of all time remains Minecraft, with 238 million copies sold.
Back in March, it was announced that CD Projekt had decided to go back to the drawing board with Project Sirius, a new take on the Witcher series first accounced in October.
“I’m aware that it’s not great to hear from a company that the project is being re-evaluated,” CFO Piotr Nielubowicz explained at the time.
“But at the same time, in order to stay innovative we must experiment and be brave when trying new paths, and to stay in control and keep the right course, especially with a project that is new to us in terms of design, developed by a new studio in our family.
“We need to keep evaluating the situation as we move along. It’s better to cut costs early – and even restart if needed – than to carry on.”