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The Witcher 3 Sold Through 92% Of Its Shipment In Japan


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released in Japan on May 21st, and the game sold 67,385 copies in its first week. Additionally, Japanese sales tracker Media Create reports that The Witcher 3 sold through 91.97% of its stock.


That’s a far higher figure than The Witcher 2, which was released on Xbox 360 in August 2012, and sold just 5,000 copies in its first week. Given that Japan largely favours Sony consoles over Microsoft ones, it isn’t surprising that The Witcher 3 saw a far better debut than its predecessor.


That said, PlayStation 4 sales didn’t see an increase alongside The Witcher 3’s release, which means that folks that picked up the game already owned the console.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.