With the release of The Witch­er TV series back in Decem­ber 2019, the lat­est Net­flix fan­ta­sy show became some­what of a house­hold name. It cur­rent­ly holds a 92 per­cent on Rot­ten Toma­toes and has caused a major boost across the franchise. 

Peo­ple have been pur­chas­ing The Witch­er books in mas­sive num­bers, bring­ing the rev­enue up 562 per­cent from the same peri­od in 2018. The show has also impact­ed the gam­ing side of the franchise. 

The Witch­er has been with­in the gam­ing com­mu­ni­ty for quite some time and is already extreme­ly pop­u­lar. The Witch­er 3: Wild Hunt, which was released back in May 2015, has sold over 20 mil­lion units as of June 2019 (con­firmed by CD Pro­jekt Red). It was also recent­ly port­ed to the Nin­ten­do Switch in Octo­ber of last year, a lit­tle under two months before the Net­flix show aired. 

Com­bin­ing those two fac­tors and there’s some seri­ous boost for The Witch­er 3: Wild Hunt sales. By the end of Q4 2019, phys­i­cal sales for the game were 554 per­cent high­er than in Decem­ber of 2018. With­out the Nin­ten­do Switch release, it still had a 63 per­cent increase. 

Whether you like the show, the game, the books or all of it, the sales for The Witch­er fran­chise show what an incred­i­ble sto­ry it has to offer.

Source: NPD Group