But just encase you didn’t know, The Witcher 3 has sold over 6 million copies in as little as 6 weeks. Now that’s bloody impressive!
According to the latest financial results from CD Projekt RED, the game has been selling extraordinarily well, both digitally and in-stores, and at the current rate will likely surpass expected sales figures for 2015. The company have also earned 237 million PLN ($63.3 Million) in net profit for the first half of 2015.
Adam Badowski, Head of CD Projekt RED wrote this open letter to the gamers:
Time does fly! These few months since launch passed faster than you can say potestaquisitor. We’ve been hard at work delivering you new content, fixing what needed to be fixed, and secretly plotting how to rock this boat we call the RPG genre even more. We’ve just concluded our shareholder conference where we announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt family got a bit bigger — we sold over 6 million copies of the game in six weeks since launch. Worry not, I won’t discuss any financial stuff here. I would, however, like to give you some insight on what that means to us as game creators.
One could think we have six million reasons to be happy and that’s it. We do, but that number is also a big responsibility and I want everyone to know that we, as a studio, realize that. For us, all your high praise, all the positive reviews, are also an obligation — we’ve made a really good game but there’s still a long road ahead of us. Everyone here in CD PROJEKT RED is really attached to their work and how you, the gamers, perceive it. RED is full of artists, wild dreamers and people crazy about what they do (and sometimes just plain crazy). We lose sleep over that particular colour the sun has when it sets over Velen, and argue over arranging the furniture in a house the majority of gamers will probably never see. We’re not the kind of people who are easily satisfied and we always strive for more. I’d like you to know that.
Yes, six million copies is a great achievement for a company making RPGs, but this business is not only about that. If our games are a gallery of sound, picture and text – you are the visitors of this gallery. To an artist, there’s no sweeter sight than people enjoying their work. That’s why, in the name of all the devs in the studio, I’d like to say thanks to each and every one of you.
Head of Studio
CD PROJEKT RED
It is great that The Witcher 3 turned out to be such a success, and that will only get better with two large expansions on the way. As well as that, the final piece of free DLC was added to the game earlier this month bringing a New Game Plus mode to the title, allowing players to replay the game all over again, but with their level and items.
We can’t wait to see The Witcher 3 hit it’s next milestone, as it sure deserves it! Have you been replaying The Witcher 3 now that New Game Plus mode is in? Let us know in the comments!