It hasn't been a week since we reported that The Witcher: Monster Slayer was downloaded over 100,000 times, and already we have to correct that number. The mobile installment of the Witcher series has surpassed the threshold of one million installations in Google Play. There's still no data on the popularity of the iOS version.
One million downloads in one week is a good result for a mobile game, although - as you can easily guess - it lags far behind Pokemon GO. The mobile installment of the popular monster series was downloaded many millions of times on the launch day alone. Of course, we have to take into account both the greater availability of PoGO which has no age restrictions (Monster Slayer is officially a game for 16 years of age or older), and the incomparably greater strength of Pokemon as a series. The fact that mobile Pokemon game was in fact the first AR game based on such a recognizable franchise.
In this context, the debut of the mobile Witcher is a successful one. Especially since the game apparently enjoys quite a large popularity not only in its homeland and is well regarded by Android users. Nevertheless, it is better to curb the enthusiasm. After all, Minecraft Earth eventually reached 10 million installations, and yet it did not survive even 2 years. The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is partly to blame for that, but it didn' t stop Pokemon GO, which has quickly adapted to the restrictions imposed by the governments of subsequent countries. It will be many months before we can say with certainty that The Witcher: Monster Slayer is an actual success.
- The Witcher: Monster Slayer - official website
- Spokko - official website
- CD Projekt RED - official website