The Witcher 2 is doing quite well: 1.1 million copies sold last year

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It's been a good year for the Witcher 2. Big updates and free DLC packs have added new missions, bug fixes, balance changes and new game modes. It looks as though it's all paid off. Eurogamer report that 1,110,055 copies of The Witcher 2 made it into PC gamers' hands last year. 270 thousand of those were sold digitally, 40,000 through CD Project's digi distribution service, Good Old Games.

The even more surprising figure, CD Projekt's point of view, is that the original Witcher also did quite well, shifting 400,000 copies. "The sales results for The Witcher, five years on from the game's premier, are remarkable," CD Projekt Red managing director Adam Badowski told Eurogamer. "If anything, they prove that the content we put into our games ages well. The Witcher will continue to generate buzz in the coming years."

The Witcher 2 will certainly create a buzz in the coming months. The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is due out on April 17. The 1.1 million players who already have a copy will get their version upgraded for free.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.