CD Projekt Red says The Witcher 3 saw “excellent sales” on Switch
CD Projekt Red reported sales for the first half of 2020 this week. It was good news for the company, as revenue saw a 70 percent jump.
What’s noteworthy in the Nintendo scene is a brief but interesting comment from Piotr Nielubowicz, VP and CFO of CD Projekt. Nielubowicz said that The Witcher 3 experienced “unceasing popularity” and the Switch version achieved “excellent sales”.
Here’s the full notice from the report:
The CD Projekt Group posted 364 million PLN in sales revenues for the first half of 2020 – nearly 70% more than during the corresponding period in 2019. Compared to the first half of 2019, the Group’s net profit increased nearly threefold, reaching 147 million PLN.
This improvement in our earnings compared to the past year is due, among others, to the unceasing popularity of The Witcher 3, including excellent sales of its Nintendo Switch edition, as well as releases of other games from The Witcher universe on new hardware platforms. In late 2019 GWENT was made available to users of iOS devices, with the Android release following in the first half of the current year. We also released Thronebreaker for Nintendo Switch. The mobile editions of our games – another first for us – have met with very positive reception among gamers – says Piotr Nielubowicz, Vice President and CFO of CD Projekt.
Information from April of this year indicated that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt sold around 700,000 copies on Switch in 2019. There have been no concrete numbers since then.