This year has been full of news about Geralt of Rivia. 15 Oct Nintendo to Switch out the full version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (“the Witcher 3: wild hunt”), and Netflix presented a series based on the books for its streaming platform. At about the same time came the TV series, “the Witcher 3” was included in the Xbox Game Pass.
Thanks published on 20 December the film adaptation of “the Witcher” with Henry Cavill (Henry Cavill) in the title role, recognized game series from Polish Studio CD Projekt RED has experienced a new surge of popularity and have risen significantly in the ranking of Steam. And now the number of simultaneous players in the third part of “the Witcher” is exceeded on this platform 75 thousand
Already on December 23 maximum number of players in “the Witcher 3: wild hunt” during the day in Steam exceeded 50 thousand According to Steam Charts, during the launch in may 2015, the game attracted more than 92 thousand simultaneous players. The last notable surge of interest occurred in may and June of 2016, when it released the final Supplement Blood and Wine (“Blood and wine”).
From then until 22 December 2019 activity fluctuated in the range of 20-30 thousand simultaneous users. To date, peak has exceeded 75 thousand players and continues to grow. It should be noted that this statistic is only for Steam, while The Witcher 3 is available on a variety of platforms and marketplaces.
In addition, an independent analyst of the video game industry Benji-Sales reported that in the U.S. “the Witcher 3: wild hunt” was the third best selling game on Steam, taking place during Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
As confirmed for the second season of the series, it will be interesting to see how will increase the number of players after its launch on Netflix. And whether will show the American entertainment company interest in the film adaptation of the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 from the same Studio?