The Witcher Series’ Massive Success On Netflix Helps the Video Game Boom Among Millions

Published 01/03/2022, 1:42 PM EST


The Witcher series on Netflix just got updated with its second season in December, and fans are pretty pleased about it. Fans of the Witcher series undeniably like the series of games, books, and the live-action in this franchise and are pretty genuine to show their dedication. It shouldn’t be surprising for anyone that there has been a subsequent increase of players for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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It is interesting to note that during the release of The Witcher’s first season, CD Projekt Red saw a higher spike of players for The Witcher 3 than on its release day in 2015.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fans rise with the release of Witcher’s second season on Netflix

The Witcher series’ second season was released on Netflix last month, following which, there was an unprecedented rise of players for CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game saw an increase of 71,000 concurrent players. Although this does not compare with the launch day numbers of 92,000 for the game, these numbers are indeed quite remarkable.

An interesting thing to note in this case is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt amassed more players during the launch of the Netflix series’ season 1 than during its launch day. In 2015, Witcher 3’s launch saw 92,000 concurrent players, while during the launch of the Netflix series’ season 1, there were more than 100,000 concurrent players. One reason behind this might be players wanting to relive Geralt’s story after watching the series or new players wanting to try their hands on the game.

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CD Projekt Red is also planning to release the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen upgrade by this year, and it will also include a DLC inspired by the Netflix series. Furthermore, visuals and framerate will be improved, promising a much better performance for players. The next-gen upgrade will be free for PS4 and Xbox One users.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of The Year edition is currently available at a discount of 80% off in the PlayStation Store. The Game of The Year Edition includes every DLC released so far.

The Witcher franchise fans are pretty content with these new updates coming their way throughout the year!

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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