The Witcher III: Wild Hunt sold over six million copies in its first six weeks on sale, CD Projekt Red has announced.
Released in with the company’s financial report, the exact figure sold (until 30th June 15) stood at 6, 014, 576.
Following this announcement, the studios project head Adam Badowski took to CD Projekt Reds’ site to write an open letter to the fans thanking them for their support of The Witcher III:
“One could think we have six million reasons to be happy and that’s it. We do, but that number is also a big responsibility and I want everyone to know that we, as a studio, realize that. For us, all your high praise, all the positive reviews, are also an obligation — we’ve made a really good game but there’s still a long road ahead of us.
“Everyone here in CD Projekt Red is really attached to their work and how you, the gamers, perceive it. Red is full of artists, wild dreamers and people crazy about what they do (and sometimes just plain crazy). We lose sleep over that particular colour the sun has when it sets over Velen, and argue over arranging the furniture in a house the majority of gamers will probably never see. We’re not the kind of people who are easily satisfied and we always strive for more. I’d like you to know that.
“Yes, six million copies is a great achievement for a company making RPGs, but this business is not only about that. If our games are a gallery of sound, picture and text – you are the visitors of this gallery. To an artist, there’s no sweeter sight than people enjoying their work. That’s why, in the name of all the devs in the studio, I’d like to say thanks to each and every one of you. “
More Witcher III is in the pipeline, with two expansions currently in development. Firstly, you have Heart of Stone, which is currently scheduled for October, and then in the first quarter of 2016 you have Blood and Wine. They will have a rough playtime of 10 and 20 hours, respectively.