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Either way, the otherwise fine folks in Poland have let us known through a press release that The Witcher and its sequel Assassins of Kings, have sold a total of 6 million copies as of today, which happens to be the sixth anniversary of the original title's release:
CD Projekt RED, the developers behind The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, are proud to announce that Geralt of Rivia, as known from your favorite video games, is now six years old!
Six years have passed since we've embarked on the magical journey of bringing one of the most unique and recognizable fantasy worlds into the realm of video gaming. We've started with a dream and a few rough ideas and today we're on the forefront of the next generation of role playing games.
The continued support of gamers worldwide has been one of the keys to our success and a reason we have such a strong foundation to build from. We'd like to announce that six million copies of The Witcher games have been sold up to this day and our community is growing into one of the strongest RPG fandoms in the world. It is because of your dedication and constant involvement that the Xbox 360® version of The Witcher 2 has achieved (Classics) status in Europe and we are able to grow as a developer and bring you games that we hope will stay with you for years.
(CD Projekt RED was built on the idea that giving gamers more is always worth it. Since the very beginning of our journey we have seen that the approach of inviting gamers into a dialogue with the developer is really important and can shake up the - sometimes self-destructive - business side of games. We hope you'll stay with us for the years to come and that we will continue to make these changes together,) said Adam Badowski, Head of Studio, CD Projekt RED
About CD Projekt RED
Development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 6 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD Projekt RED has released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 both on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the grand finale of the Geralt of Rivia saga. The game will be released in 2014 on Xbox One, Playstation®4 and PC. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD Projekt RED developers' mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the prime destination for the retro gaming enthusiast, CD Projekt RED is part of the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD Projekt Group.
You might also want to check this infographic, which offers some numbers on the first two Witcher titles and their upcoming sequel, THe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
It's also worth noting that just this February, CDPR was reporting 5 million copies, so that's a pretty consistent bump.