One of the great successes of CD Projekt , and one of the video games that has marked a before and after in the industry, is The Witcher 3 . The third installment of the beloved Geralt of Rivia has sold more than 28 million copies (data from the last official report; probably many more now). The game came out last year in its full edition on Nintendo Switch , in a magnificent port.
Well, CD Projekt has published its financial report for the first half of 2020 and the results are spectacular. As PC Games Insider collects , the Polish company has obtained 97 million dollars in sales, 70% more than in 2019 during the same period. In net profit , the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 have raised $ 39.2 million from January 1 to June 30, 2020.
This increase is explained especially by the success of the witcher in the hybrid of Nintendo. “This improvement in our earnings from last year is due, among other things, to the relentless popularity of The Witcher 3, including the excellent sales of its edition of Nintendo Switch,” said Piotr Nielubowicz , CFO of CD Projekt.
In addition, Nielubowicz has also recognized that the health crisis caused by the coronavirus has boosted the sales of its games. “The group’s profits also benefited from free movement restrictions introduced in many countries by the pandemic. Gamer interest increased during the lockdown period, and many people tried video games for the first time or returned to this form of entertainment, mainly as a result of the easy availability of video games on digital distribution platforms without the need to leave home “.
Finally, the CFO has also indicated that the other video games based on the universe of The Witcher released on other platforms, such as Gwent on mobile or Thronebreaker on Switch , have helped to reach these figures.