The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was one of the biggest game releases of 2015. It won Game of the Year at the 2015 Game Awards. Not only that, it earned CD Projekt RED Developer of the Year. Now it’s accolades and sales marks continue to climb. Per a report from CD Projekt RED (via Twinfinite), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt shipped a near 10 million copies since the game’s launch in May 2015. Considering the game has sold an estimated 20 million copies for The Witcher video game trilogy, almost half the game sales of the franchise come from the third installment.
CD Projekt RED CEO Adam Kicisnki commented on the sales mark, “In these 20 million units sold, The Witcher 3 constitutes almost 10 million.” In addition, CD Projekt RED generated an estimated $206 million in revenue for 2015 and $88 million in profits due to the success of the award-winning Witcher 3. As if that wasn’t enough, The Witcher 3’s success pushed CD Projekt RED’s growth in revenue 830 percent from 2014. It also had a 3600 percent growth in net profits from 2014 to 2015.
The report went on to note The Witcher 3’s fantastic amount of awards. The game has thus far received over 800 awards, with 250 Game of the Year Awards. In addition, CD Projekt RED has earned 30 global Developer of the Year awards for its work on the game.
It looks like making The Witcher 3 a multi-platform game more than paid off in dividends. With all this infusion of revenue, perhaps CD Projekt RED will consider re-releasing or remaking the first two games in The Witcher video game franchise for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It would be nice if The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings could become playable for the PlayStation 4.
CD Projekt RED’s next big game release will be Cyberpunk 2077. The Witcher 3 will receive its next major expansion, Blood and Wine, sometime later this year.