Many share the belief that western games can’t be successful in Japan (or the other way around), but CD Projekt Co-Founder and CEO Marcin Iwiński appears to disagree, as he mentioned in an interview on the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu.
Iwiński mentions that the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt prompted him to learn that as long as the content is interesting a game can be loved regardless of country. He feels that the opportunity to set a foothold in the Japanese market with a game made in Poland is amazing, and The Witcher 3 was indeed loved by many in the country.
Yet, he did not expect that the game would be welcomed to such an extent before it launched. It was a great opportunity to recognize once again that games are a medium that can be conveyed to the whole world.
For that reason, he feels that the success of The Witcher 3 is a particularly relevant event in the 24 years in which CD Projekt has been developing games.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you want to read more, you can check out our review. Currently, CD Projekt RED is hard at work on Cyberpunk 2077, which will come for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but has no release window as of now.
Source: Weekly Famitsu