It seems that The Witcher has not only been a tremendous success on Netflix in recent days, because in addition to being the best rated Netflix series so far, the industry that moves around the ‘The Witcher’ is suffering a brutal feedback and in terms of both game sales / players and the sales of the books.
— Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) December 29, 2019
The Witcher series premiered exclusively on Netflix a little over a week ago, and already has a rating of 8.7 out of 10 on IMDB or 93% at Rotten Tomatoes, which makes it the most popular series produced by Netflix. Additionally, in the United States, during the first days of its launch, The Witcher became the third most popular streaming series in the country, only behind Stranger Things or The Mandalorian (Disney +).
With respect to video games, The Witcher 3 continues to increase the number of simultaneous players such as foam, and on the 23rd we announced the 48,000 simultaneous players, just yesterday the 70,000, and today it has already managed to exceed 85,000, a figure surprising if we consider that during the launch of the game, it reached 92,000 simultaneous players.
As far as books are concerned, The Witcher creator Andrzej Sapkowski has become the most popular writer on Amazon.beating the very same JK Rowling (Harry Potter), while several of The Witcher-based novels are in the Top 10 of the best-selling books. In Amazon Spain, the first book is in second place in sales after experiencing a sales growth of 1600%.
With this data in hand, it is logical to expect that after Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED will begin development of new game based on The Witcher, and more after having a new agreement with Andrzej Sapkowski.