CD Projekt Red has revealed their newest monetary figures for fiscal 12 months 2020 that ended final month. In the report they revealed Cyberpunk 2077 had bought 13.7 million copies. Meanwhile, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has shifted one other couple of million copies to place its base recreation and DLC add-ons at 30 million copies over its lifetime.
The Witcher franchise nonetheless stays at greater than 50 million copies bought between the three video games and the DLC add-ons. Of these gross sales, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has bought greater than 30 million copies by itself, two million more than it had on the identical time final 12 months and much outweighing the mixed gross sales of the earlier two titles. FY 2020 was its third greatest 12 months up to now, solely being crushed by FY 2015 when the sport launched and FY 2016 that noticed the discharge of the sport’s second DLC enlargement Blood and Wine. With a PlayStation 5 update attributable to arrive within the second half of 2021, the gross sales of the sport will possible improve even additional subsequent 12 months.
The developer’s different extra controversial franchise, Cyberpunk 2077, has now bought greater than 13.7 million copies. As the sport had reached more than 13 million copies bought again in December, gross sales over the previous few months have been a lot slower. According to the developer, that is as a result of recreation’s removal from the PlayStation Store and its knock-on effect on gross sales on different platforms. The recreation depends closely on digital gross sales; solely 27% of these gross sales have been bodily discs. Despite the sport’s elimination, 28% of the sport’s gross sales have been on the PlayStation four console with simply 17% promoting on Xbox One.
CD Projekt provided a refund program for these eager to return their copies of the sport after its launch after many complained of a “poor experience.” According to Video gamesIndustry.biz, the corporate revealed this has led to simply 30,000 refund requests by their provide. While this received’t embody refunds issued through Sony or retailers like GameStop, this can have made barely a dent on the sport’s total gross sales.
The monetary outcomes additionally revealed some attention-grabbing particulars concerning the recreation’s growth. Its whole finances was 1.2 billion PLN (just below $319 million) and people prices had already been recouped again in December. While the event workforce included 530 builders from CD Projekt Red, the sport concerned greater than 5,200 folks in whole. Because the sport was launched in 18 languages with voice overs in 11 of them, 2,000 actors had been concerned within the title. Development continues on the sport with extra patches that intention to show the sport right into a state the place they’ll “successfully sell it for years to come.” The PlayStation 5 model of the title and a free next-gen improve can also be attributable to be launched through the second half of 2021.