The Witcher 3 Racked Up $250 Million For CD Projekt; Series Sells 25 Million Copies
The Witcher 3 Sales
(Last Updated On: March 31, 2017)

Across three platforms, three games and tons of DLC, CD Projekt Red’s rendition of The Witcher series dating back to 2007 has managed to sell a collective 25 million copies.

DSO Gaming picked up the news from the official fiscal results that CD Projekt posted up over on their site. They announced that they’ve managed more than 1 billion Polish zloty from sales of The Witcher 3 over the course of a year and a half, and the series in total has managed to sell over 25 million copies across the Xbox 360, PC, Xbox One and PS4.

They mentioned that despite spending the equivalent of $15 million on ongoing projects throughout the year, they were up a net positive of $52 million in profits.

The Witcher 3 and its expansion packs have managed to rack in $250 million for CD Projekt Red since releasing in 2015, giving them a healthy base of financing to work with for their upcoming games such as Cyberpunk 2077, and the ongoing development of their free-to-play game Gwent.

Just like that, CD Projekt Red has managed to force their way into the AAA space with high-quality games and a dedication to the craft by making timeless classics.

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They’ve literally done the complete opposite of BioWare, who decided to jettison their reputation and the integrity of their brands by releasing games heavily mired in sociopolitical talking points clearly and conspicuously aligned with America’s extremist brand of left-wing Liberal ideologies. This backfired on BioWare badly with Mass Effect: Andromeda, from having a racist game designer influence the game, to bringing in diversity hires who weren’t competent enough to churn out a quality product, BioWare decided to play the identity politics game where merit and competency was required, and they failed miserably.

Hopefully BioWare’s focus on virtue signaling over making a good product is a lesson learned by every other AAA developer out there, and hopefully they’ll put the identity politics aside and focus on making good, worthwhile games.

A lot of pressure is now being mounted on CD Projekt Red to deliver a real AAA quality RPG experience in Cyberpunk 2077. So we’ll see if they can knock it out of the ballpark the way they did with The Witcher 3.

(Main image courtesy of SynthXIII)


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  • Stefan Haynes

    I guess Billy D just selectively forgot about the tranny elf in Novigrad, the feminist Skellige master armor crafter and her questline about how women can be more competent than men if their patriarchal oppressors are kept at bay, the random girl bark who says, “one day I’m gonna be a LAD!” and of course the ENTIRE Cerys plotline (about how she’s a more clearheaded and stronger leader than her testosterone-fueled angry right-wing brother).

    CDP-R are actually quite a bit more politically correct than BioWare, they just hide it better.

    • Eltyris

      Another Witcher tantrum, yddraig? They’re always funny to watch.
      Keep at it. XD

      • Stefan Haynes

        Not at all, I was quite praising of them.

      • Stefan Haynes

        Do you wish to deny CDP-R are quite SJW friendly? Be my guest!

  • SevTheBear

    W3 is overall a good game and in the current version you can get it with ALL DLC for a good price. Looking VERY much forward to Cyberpunk 2077 🙂

  • Pratim Gupta

    Bought the whole trilogy on steam sale yesterday.

  • Michael P

    God I love that game, hearing a majority of those who played it did too is just icing on the cake. BioWare goes to shit but CDPR takes their place and does a better job anyways.

    Now bring on Cyberpunk!