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The Witcher 3 has shipped nearly 10 million copies to date

CD Projekt RED’s critically acclaimed fantasy epic, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has shipped nearly 10 million copies since its launch in May 2015, the company said during its latest earnings call last week (via GameSpot).

While that figure is impressive in its own right, it’s worth noting that the developer also confirmed that series sales stand at 20 million, meaning The Witcher 3 accounts for half of those copies moved worldwide. Not too shabby.

"In these 20 million units sold, The Witcher 3 constitutes almost 10 million," commented CD Projekt RED’s Adam Kasinki. The previous games in the series include The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, released in 2007 and 2011, respectively. 

The last time we heard an update on the fantasy RPG’s performance at retail was last summer, at which point The Witcher 3 had sold around six million copies. The game is the final instalment in protagonist Geralt’s story arc, although by no means the last title in the series fullstop. 

The Witcher 3 received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics upon its release, with the PS4 version outselling its Xbox One counterpart and becoming (at the time) the U.K.’s biggest launch of 2015. The game later went on to scoop a number of gongs at the Golden Joystick Awards 2015.

Read our review of the game here.