CD Projekt Red Reporting Successful Nintendo Switch Sales
The well-known Polish game developer CD Projekt Red has released its most recent financial earnings report. The report credits a 70% increase in revenue year-over-year to the Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher 3. Thronebreaker was also released for the Nintendo Switch during the six month period and it contributed a smaller portion to the revenue increase alongside Gwent. The Witcher 3 is available right now for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, with PS5 and Xbox Series X ports expected when next-gen releases. Current owners will receive a free update to the next-gen version.
“This improvement in our earnings compared to the past year is due, among others, to the unceasing popularity of The Witcher 3, including excellent sales of its Nintendo Switch edition, as well as releases of other games from The Witcher universe on new hardware platforms,” said CFO and VP at CD Projekt Red Piotr Nielubowicz. “In late 2019 Gwent was made available to users of iOS devices, with the Android release following in the first half of the current year. We also released Thronebreaker for Nintendo Switch. The mobile editions of our games, another first for us, have met with very positive reception among gamers.”
“The Group’s earnings also benefited from the free movement restrictions introduced in many countries in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Gamer interest spiked during the lockdown period, with many people trying out video games for the first time in their lives, or returning to this form of entertainment after years of inactivity, mostly as a result of the easy availability of video games on digital distribution platforms, without the need to leave one’s home.”
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