The Witcher franchise sold 1.1 million in 2011

CD Project’s offered up an update on how well its Witcher series performed in 2011. Combined, The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings sold over 1.5 million copies during the calendar year, with the newer game selling 1,110,055 units, 24% of which were purchased through digital distributors. The original game sold 401,543 copies.

“We were all incredibly surprised by the number of copies sold,” Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED, says of the news.

The Witcher 2 has garnered over 60 industry awards, and gamers seem to love it. I have to admit, though, that the sales results for The Witcher, 5 years on from the game’s premier, are remarkable. If anything, they prove that the content we put into our games ages well. I think that The Witcher will continue to generate buzz in the coming years.”

2012 will add to the series’ popularity massively, one would hope, with the Xbox 360 version of Assassins releasing in April, and the PC version getting a free and sizable content update around the same time.