The Witcher 3 video game sees massive popularity spike after Netflix show

Posted on Monday, Dec 30 2019 @ 12:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
UPDATE: The latest statistics reveal Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hit an all-time peak of 94,601 concurrent players on Sunday, December 29, 2019. This means the game is now played by more people than at its 2015 launch day.

With this month's arrival of The Witcher on Netflix, the popularity of the four-years old The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt video game is hitting new peaks. PCGamesN reports the game's concurrent player count on Steam hit 85,000 this weekend, which is pretty close to the game's launch day numbers. When the game launched in 2005, its highest player count was 92,268. With more and more people watching the TV series, it's possibly that The Witcher 3 will break its launch-day record.
The Witcher 3 hit a peak of 85,038 players Saturday, as SteamDB shows. That’s the game’s highest since the game’s launch, higher than either spike associated with the Hearts of Stone or Blood and Wine DLC launches. A report from PlayTracker estimates that one million players total have hopped into the open-world RPG this month. Maybe all the current players are making use of the Witcher 3 mod for Henry Cavill’s face.

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