The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is already a fantasy RPG success in CD Projekt RED's famous franchise, but it has never seen such a high number of players enjoying the game so far. Yesterday, Steam has provided the specific statistics on the concurrent players of the third video game installment, and it's a complete blast!

To be more specific, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has recorded its peak of contemporaneous players to be 94,651, which is even higher than the highest number of players at its launch! This type of incident happens very scarcely in the industry.

And even though the Netflix series with Henry Cavill as the main character is the biggest attribute to this rise, there are other reasons as well. Let's find out about them later in this article, but now, we invite you to see the trailer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt first to inspire you purchasing the game under the 70% sale:

The detailed statistics on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's rise in concurrent players is already expected, considering The Witcher Netflix's series is highly acclaimed by viewers, making it one of the highest-rated Netflix's TV Shows ever. However, such a sharp rise is not what people have seen much recently, especially that it has surpassed the number of players back in the initial launch four years ago.

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Specific numbers on the concurrent players of The Witcher 3 last Sunday

To be more specific, last Sunday marks the highest amount of players enjoying the game at the same time, which made The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt the 7th most-played game on Steam. And with the above 94,000-peak, almost double the highest records of Steam this year of its own Blood and Wine expansion (around 54,000).

The reasons behind this sudden rise

The main reason behind this rise is no doubt the success of The Witcher on Netflix. The movie with Henry Cavill starring Geralt definitely brought the players a lot of inspiration to immerse in the fantasy world of the Continent again.

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Henry and the cast have done a great job bringing the tale into TV screens

People also pointed out another contributor to this rise as well, which is its four-year-long run. In detail, the game has debuted and stayed there for a while, which overall captured a lot more players than its first days. As a result, the game has a broader player pool now, which ends up leading to a higher concurrent number than its initial launch.

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As time goes by, more and more people have purchased the game on Steam

Overall, that only specified the number of The Witcher 3's player on Steam, and whether Xbox, PlayStation or GOG saw the same trend is still yet to be confirmed. And since the series is still running greatly, that number is expected to keep rising in 2020.

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The case is still unclear for other platforms

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and GOG. If you're new to the franchise, we highly recommend watching some episodes of The Witcher on Netflix first.