It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for, I’ve no doubt – Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED has released its financial data for the first half of 2016.
As I’m sure you’d expect, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was one of the company’s main sources of that sweet, sweet cash.
All in all, the Polish studio raked in a handsome 319 million Zloty (roughly $82.7 million). Of that, CD Projekt recorded a profit of 135 million Zloty ($35 million).
By comparison, CD Projekt Red made 512.7 million Zloty ($133 million) in revenue and a 236.3 million Zloty ($61.2 million) profit last year – though it should be noted that that’s because that’s when The Witcher 3 initially launched (to massive success).
The company didn’t share a specfic figure, but confirmed that sales of the third game in The Witcher series continue to be ‘high’, with profits doubtless being bolstered by the Blood and Wine DLC which came out in 2016.
In case you’ve ever wanted to see a chart that shows how much CD Projekt Red makes when it launches a new Witcher game (and I know that’s what you’ve always wanted deep down), see below.
By all accounts, CD Projekt RED seem adamant that The Witcher 3 was the last game in the series (at least for a long while).
We’ve still got the Game Of The Year edition to look forward to, as well an adaptation of the popular Gwent card game.
Much further down the line, the company will be putting out the mysterious Cyberpunk 2077, a project which they hope will do better than even The Witcher 3 in terms of scope and scale – best of luck to them with that.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.