2017 Was Another Great Financial Year for CD Projekt RED
CD Projekt RED just released their financial results for the year 2017, and the numbers demonstrate a year-on-year increase. Like before The Witcher 3 is raking in the most revenue for the company that released it back in 2015.
Breaking down the data, the Polish company revealed that The Witcher franchise sold a total of 33-million game copies by the end of 2017. It was a better year than 2016, but part of that was attributed to sales of The Witcher 2. Two possibilities: either fans wanted to play the games in sequence or were so impressed by Witcher 3 they resorted to playing previous games.
Coincidentally, 2016 was also a year in which more players picked up The Witcher on PC. Since The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is much easier to pick up on Steam and GOG, it makes sense that PC would contribute to more franchise sales. The year of The Witcher 3’s launch saw more units sold on PS4 than anywhere else; the following year saw PC beat PS4 marginally; but by 2017, PC copies greatly outsold consoles. During all three year’s since release, Xbox One saw the fewest sales. Perhaps that will change with The Witcher 3‘s 4K updates on Xbox One X. CDPR’s presentation even goes into fun facts.
According to the financial presentation, The Witcher 2 made quadruple the amount of the first game. The Witcher 3, on the other hand, made eleven-times more revenue; that number expands to fifteen if we include expansion releases. The entire presentation is available to you below. For the future, CD Projekt RED promises more in-game activities for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.