The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released in 2015 and was a big global hit on the three platforms where it was released: PC, PS4 and Xbox One, having recently been converted to Nintendo's Switch. No doubt the games helped sell the idea to Netflix of producing a television series, this time based on the original books of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.
What is certain is that the recent television saga has now given rise to the reverse demand, sending new or old fans to remember for Continent on Geralt de Rivia's adventures in video games. For the digital version of the PC game on Steam, the number of simultaneous players playing exceeded 94,000 On the platform, over the past 30 days, advances Marcin Momot, the global community responsible for CD Projekt RED, the game's producer, highlighting his record.
The number itself is already impressive, and there are few games that hit it, but more surprising is a game over four years old. The Polish publisher has been clever in capitalizing on the show's attention, having made several advertising campaigns around the game, including Christmas balances, featured on Steam. After finishing the episodes of the series, fans were “hungry” for more of Geralt's adventures.
Interestingly, it wasn't just the new game that fans were looking for. The first two titles also recorded very interesting numbers. Over the past 30 days, The Witcher 2: Assasins of Kings has obtained a 6,600 player peak; whereas the first one was double in the same period, with more than 12,000 players searched for the playful origin of the character. Note that the game is also for sale on GOG, the game maker's own digital PC platform, and that it has probably also peaked, not made public, just like the console versions.
No doubt that the quality of the Netflix series, and the success of CD PROJEKT's third game makes the future bright for the universe, with season two guaranteed. The Polish publisher has also struck a new deal with the book's author for future games in the saga, meaning that after Cyberpunk 2077 everything is open.
Note that the entire series of The Witcher games has sold over 40 million worldwide since its first debut in 2007. More than half of this total was collected by the third game, with over 20 million units sold, with data June 2019, according to the Games Industry.biz.
As a curiosity, see the comparison of the characters of the television series with the third game of the saga.