The Witcher 3 Sees 554% Increase In Player Numbers

Netflix’s The Witcher has been an absolute phenomenon, winning over the hearts of readers, gamers and graphic novel fans across the globe. Since the show hit the streaming platform back in December of last year, more and more people have decided to boot up their copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, leading to a huge surge in player numbers.

While the increased interest in Geralt and company hasn’t been unexpected, what is impressive is the sheer number of people who are once again tuning into the 2015 game.

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Thanks to new data provided by The NPD Group, we now know of those very impressive numbers, across all platforms and not just via PC Steam.

According to The NPD Group, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has received a whopping 554% player increase on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, when comparing December 2018 and December 2019.

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Yet, it’s not just the video game that has had an impressive spike in sales, because the novels in which this entire franchise is based upon from Andrzej Sapkowski has also benefited greatly from the Netflix series. 

It is said that more than 500,000 copies of The Witcher novels have been reprinted in an attempt to keep up with the high demand, which is seriously impressive stuff!

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In other Witcher news, it’s being reported that Mark Hamill has been offered the part of Vesemir for season two of Netflix’s The Witcher. The supposed news comes from an unnamed source close to We Got This Covered. The source in question has correctly leaked television and movie news in the past, leading some credence to the idea of Hamill’s casting. WGTC claims to have received proof of the actor signing up to the project, so colour me hopeful for now.

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Have you returned back to the world of The Witcher 3 or are you new to the series? Perhaps you’ve even picked up a novel or two?  Let us know!

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