The Witcher franchise has blown up since the release of Netflix's show. The games have seen a resurgence, and one of the show's songs, "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher," has been covered numerous times. Now, that popularity bloom has reached the original books that the games and show are based off of.
Two books from The Witcher series have become New York Times best-sellers. The Last Wish has topped at number 4, while Blood of Elves has climbed to number 12. The Last Wish originally released in 1993, while Blood of Elves followed in 1994. Both books were penned by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, who has also written all of the other books in the series. The Last Wish is a collection of short stories that much of the Netflix series is based. Blood of Elves is the first official book in the main storyline, and is where the Ciri portions of the show were pulled.
There are eight books in The Witcher series. The latest entry, Season of Storms, released in 2013. The novels have sold 33 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into a number of languages, including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, and French.
Netflix's The Witcher has led to a number of mods for the games. One such mod features the show's popular "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher," which was added to the first game in the series. Modder Hubert Wiza added the song into the 2007 title as a special cutscene. Wiza is also planning on making a second cutscene based off of another song from the Netflix series, as well as adding the hit song to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also gaining a lot of attention due to Netflix's series. The game has reached over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam, despite being almost five years old. These numbers only apply to the Steam version of the game, and do not include those playing the title on GOG or console, making this milestone more impressive. .