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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Despite coming out many years later on Switch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has still managed to sell a significant amount of copies on the platform. In 2019, the open world RPG shifted around 700,000 copies on Nintendo’s console.

That tidbit comes from CD Projekt Red’s new management board report. A chart included in the document shows that 11 percent of The Witcher 3’s overall sales were on Switch last year. Remember that the title debuted in mid-October on the system, so it was on the market for less than three months in 2019.

Here’s a look at the chart:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt may have seemed like an impossible idea for Switch at one point, but at E3 2019, the game was announced for Nintendo’s console. CD Projekt Red has been collaborating with Saber Interactive to make the port possible.

Recently, we were able to speak with senior producer Piotr Chrzanowski about the new Switch version. Chrzanowski discussed how it came to be, the challenges involved, how the team managed to fit the entire experience (and its DLC) on a single cartridge, and more.

You can find our full interview below.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is known to be a pretty massive game. On all platforms, it’s a huge game to download. What does that mean for Switch?

Believe it or not, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition will be roughly 32GB on Switch. All signs also point to the full game being on the cartridge at present rather than having to download any extra data. We’ll let you know if anything changes, but the situation sounds very encouraging.


CD Projekt Red has shared an official announcement for the Switch version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition. Find the full press release below.

While it should hardly be a surprise, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn’t planned for Wii U. CD Projekt Red Community manager Marcin Momot told

When asked if a Wii U version of The Witcher 3 could be in the cards, Momot said that the team is “focused on developing the game for PS4, Xbox One and PC.”

Momot’s quote in full:

At this moment we are not planning to release The Witcher 3 on Wii U. We are focused on developing the game for PS4, Xbox One and PC.