…on Steam at least, making The Witcher 3 as successful as Rockstar’s adventures that came out on Steam a couple of weeks ago after a month of being available everywhere except Valve’s digital platform.
The Witcher’s Netflix series has generated interest in CD Projekt RED‘s games (and maybe even Andrzej Sapkowski’s books, without whom the franchise wouldn’t exist; hopefully, he gets some fame on top of the money he’ll receive thanks to the new agreement signed with CD Projekt), and let’s admit it: if something is good, it’s going to show – The Witcher trilogy is decent even today, and you can acquire the games for dirt cheap prices by this point.
And, perhaps, a few people have done just that. Although there’s no agreement between two sites that track the number of players, but Steam Charts and SteamDB both show that CD Projekt RED’s 2015 game (which then launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, followed by a Nintendo Switch port this Autumn) has had its player number significantly increase on Steam. The top has been about 50 thousand players – the same as Red Dead Redemption 2, while also being close to the all-time The Witcher 3 record on Steam.
We have to mention that GOG, CD Projekt’s DRM-free digital game store, might have a whole lot more players, up to even ten thousand, so Geralt’s story might have been played by more than we see at the moment. On the other hand, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been confirmed to reach 408 thousand sales on the Epic Games Store in its launch month (which we discussed before), which isn’t as much as what Borderlands 3 showed.
Since the CDP-Sapkowski agreement has the doors open for future games, at this rate, we should ask: why not?
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