CD Projekt Red's latest financial call has revealed some impressive sales numbers for its two biggest games. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which first released in 2015, has surpassed a frankly staggering 40 million sales, making it one of the most commercially successful role-playing games ever made.
Sales could see another spike in the relatively near future, when The Witcher 3 is re-released as the Complete Edition on PlayStation 5 and other platforms. However, this new version doesn't have a launch window at the time of writing; it was recently delayed indefinitely and development has been moved in-house at CDPR. It's also worth mentioning that CDPR has promised a free upgrade for existing owners of The Witcher 3 on PS4.
And then there's Cyberpunk 2077. Despite the shockingly poor state of the game — especially on last-gen consoles — at launch in December 2020, it almost immediately went on to sell extremely well. It's now pushed past 18 million units, which is a total that most games couldn't even dream of.
There's no doubt many of these sales are down to the title's immense — and arguably dishonest — marketing campaign, but at least Cyberpunk 2077 is in a much better state today than it was back then. What's more, CDPR is still working on future updates and content.
It's safe to say that CDPR probably has a lot of profit to work with, then — profit that should allow the developer to create something special with its new Witcher game, which was announced last month.
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