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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies in Japan

This is a new record for a western RPG sold in the country.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold over 1 million copies in Japan, the official CD Projekt RED Japan Twitter account revealed. The team has even released a special art piece to highlight how the milestone. The figure is especially impressive as it marks a record for western RPGs sold in the region.

The 1 million figure apparently includes both physical and digital copies of the game. It probably also includes the PC version of the game sold via Steam, although this is not confirmed.

When The Witcher 3 was launched in Japan, it only sold just shy of 70,000 copies during its first week of release. There since have been a few re-releases of the game including the Nintendo Switch version and the Game of the Year Edition which contains the base game as well as both of its massive story expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine.

On December 14, The Witcher 3 also received its next-gen update. And since the sales update for Japan was provided in early December, the game's sales in the land of the rising sun are probably even higher now.

Apart from The Witcher 3, the best-selling RPGs in Japan include Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and the only western games that also managed to achieve the 1 million sales figure in the country are Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V.

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