The Witcher 3 On Switch Was a Nice “Revenue Driver” For CDPR, Performed “Really Well”
CD Projekt Red is satisfied with the sales of The Witcher 3 on the Nintendo Switch. Despite the late release of the game, it performed really well.
The Witcher 3 Complete Edition launched on October 15, 2019, or almost four years after the original game was released. It included all of the post-launch DLC and was released for $49.99. While it was overall a great port, the game had already sold millions of copies across multiple platforms by then, and it still did really well.
During their earnings call with investors, CD Projekt Red’s Adam Kiciński mentioned The Witcher 3 as one of the main reasons why they did so well in the first half of 2020 along with the success of Netflix TV Show. He also mentioned pandemic being one of the factors that have driven their back catalog sales.
Adam mentioned three reasons why he felt that their revenue increased during this year. “First of all, The Witcher franchise got more popular, thanks to The Witcher series release on Netflix. Secondly, we had the pandemic situation, which in general supports sales of video games. And that was one of the few forms of entertainment available to people being locked down at home. ”
Adam continued: “And thirdly, at the end of last year, we’ve dropped the Witcher 3 on Switch. That was a nice revenue driver for us and that performed really well comparing to the previous times.”
The Witcher 3 Complete Edition was released on October 15, 2019. It was sold for $59.99 and launched at both digital and retail. Despite requiring a huge install size at just under 32 GB, the developers opted to put the full game on the cartridge. There was an optional update available post-launch that improved the visuals and performance.