The series is now sitting in the backseat behind two well-known mega shows: Netflix's Stranger Things and Disney Plus' The Mandalorian. In the United States, The Witcher did almost 127 million demand expressions vs. The Mandalorian's 115 million demand expressions. And it's a natural fit, too, because just like Geralt, in Beat Saber you also have two swords and are irritated by Jaskier's singing.
It should be noted that this doesn't mean The Witcher is a bigger show than The Mandalorian. That's saying something though, as The Mandalorian's epic season finale dropped via Disney+ on December 27.
Parrot Analytics' data backs up Netflix's assertion that "The Witcher" is one of its most popular shows of the year. A week after its release, Steam reported a surge of interest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, This includes gamers who already the own the game downloading and replaying it, as well as people purchasing the title for the first time.
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Though it's a very different beast than Game of Thrones, The Witcher is clearly hitting the mainstream and filling the dark fantasy void left behind for many after the former's eight-season run came to an end earlier this year.
In just a few weeks, Netflix's The Witcher has snatched the crown of most popular TV series in the world from The Mandalorian on Disney+. "Its success is also crucial for Netflix heading into the 2020s as the streamer fights off new SVOD players and declining global digital original demand share". However much you liked the Castlevania series, it wasn't about to revive sales of a vampire-slaying game franchise past its prime. While that might not be fast enough for some of the more passionate fans of this series, there is still plenty of Witcher content out there to explore in the form of books and games. The series, which has been met with mixed reviews, has already been renewed for a second season, with Netflix confident in the show's appeal and success.