Last Friday, Netflix premiered the series The Witcher starring Henry Cavill. This fantasy fiction is based on the novels of the writer Andrzej Sapkowski and follows the adventures of the sorcerer Geralt de Rivia.
Many viewers are watching the series, as more than a few are sharing their opinions, both positive and negative, through Twitter. But this impact is not only being seen on social networks, but also in the data from the video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is available for PS4, Xbox One, PC and, since October of this year, on Nintendo Switch.
This title, developed by the studio CD Projekt RED, is also based on the Polish author’s novels, so some have taken advantage of the series’ premiere to try out the game, and others to play it again.
As shared by the PlayTracker portal, The Witcher 3 has registered up to 48,000 users playing at the same time on the Steam computer game platform. These figures had not been seen since 2016, when its latest expansion Blood and Wine was released, making the title one of the service’s best sellers. Still, this may also have been brought about by the 70% discount the game currently has.
But the game has not only experienced growth on computers, it has also grown slightly on PS4 and Xbox One.
In total, an estimated one million people have played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in December, a figure more common in games that have just been released or are receiving updates. Therefore, the CD Projekt RED’s title is recording much higher data than it has in the last two years, mainly thanks to computer players.
In addition to this third part, The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings are also noticing the success of the Netflix series. The first title has seen more than 5,000 players on Steam at the same time, almost tripling their previous best of the year. Meanwhile, the second installment has reached a peak of more than 3,000 users, twice as many as its previous record.