The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt reaches new all-time high player record on Steam

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Image credit: CD Projekt RED)

What you need to know

  • The Witcher Netflix show had its first season released a little over a week ago.
  • Since then, the player count for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Steam has seen a massive increase.
  • The game has broken its record for the number of players on Steam at launch.
  • The game is also on sale for $12 USD at Steam right now.

Recently, The Witcher show launched on Netflix and instantly became one of 2019's most popular shows. It appears this success in the realm of streaming TV is carrying over and having an impact on the number of people picking up the game.

At the moment of this being written, there are over 94,000 players in-game playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, according to Steam's stats. Marcin Momot, the Global Community Lead at CD Projekt Red, shared a graph of the player count throughout 2019, making this huge numerical leap even more obvious.

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Impressively, this number is actually higher than the number of players The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had at launch, which was around 92,000 players. This new all-time high comes after the game released on May 19, 2015. Needless to say, a game setting player records on a platform over four years after launch doesn't usually happen. Naturally, this only counts PC players through Steam and doesn't include anyone using GOG, CD Projekt Red's digital storefront, or anyone playing on consoles.

Samuel Tolbert
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