The final installment of CD Projekt Red’s role-playing franchise continues to see strong performance on the Playstation 4 as it has now been confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is experiencing exceptional digital sales on Sony’s next-gen console. The official Playstation Blog revealed late last week that The Witcher 3 managed to beat out all other titles last month in order to become the Playstation Store’s top-selling title in May.
“The Witcher 3! The universally loved open world adventure from CD Projekt RED is garnering massive praise from players and critics everywhere, earning it the prestigious number one spot on our PlayStation Store PS4 top sellers chart.”
While The Witcher 3 took the top spot on the PS4, Mortal Kombat X came in second on the overall PS4 digital sales charts. The Witcher 3 actually dethroned the newest entry of the classic fighter as Mortal Kombat X held the No. 1 rank on the list in April.
Since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is only available on current-gen platforms, CD Projekt Red’s latest release wasn’t competition for opposing Playstation 3 games. Thanks to a recent PS Store sale, BioWare’s Mass Effect Trilogy dominated PS3 digital sales in May.
“Enough folks nabbed Mass Effect Trilogy when it was on sale (can’t argue with that $4.80 price tag) to send it rocketing to the top of the PS3 chart.”
Several games that have long held a position on the PSN sales charts are still holding their ground. Joining The Witcher 3 as high-selling PS4 games, Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V and Destiny also earned spots on the list. Meanwhile, GTA V barely managed to stay in the top 20 for the Playstation 3 and Destiny has completely fallen off the sales charts for Sony’s last-gen platform.
However, Bungie’s online shooter was still well represented last month since House of Wolves, the second expansion for Destiny, was the most-sold DLC in May for both the Playstation 4 and Playstaton 3. The title’s first expansion, was also still among the top 10 selling add-ons.
Creative survival games were also big sellers last month as both Minecraft and Terraria were seen in the top charts for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. The Playstation 4 edition of Don’t Starve also saw a surge of digital sales in May.
Gamers will likely continue to see The Witcher 3 claim its place in the Playstation sales charts in the coming months. With CD Projekt Red’s commitment to support the game over the next two years, gamers will have a reason to keep interested in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for quite some time. The developer also strives to improve the game through free title updates, the most recent of which was released over the weekend.
Did you pick up The Witcher 3 on the Playstation 4 last month?