Today CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski announced their latest game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has sold more than 6 million copies. It's a landmark number for the studio, and for the Polish games industry in general.
"We’ve been hard at work delivering you new content, fixing what needed to be fixed, and secretly plotting how to rock this boat we call the RPG genre even more," wrote Badowski today in a press release. "Yes, six million copies is a great achievement for a company making RPGs, but this business is not only about that. If our games are a gallery of sound, picture and text — you are the visitors of this gallery. To an artist, there’s no sweeter sight than people enjoying their work. That’s why, in the name of all the devs in the studio, I’d like to say thanks to each and every one of you."
For a studio with roots — not much more than 20 years ago — cracking western games and selling them to Polish customers this is a triumph, not only for the studio but for the entire culture of games makers in that country.
For more on the Polish games industry, see Polygon's one-of-a-kind exploration of the country — a series of five complementary feature-length stories, as well as videos, that tell the stories of the people behind CD Projekt and other game studios that have made Poland great.