The Witcher 3 sold six million copies within the first six weeks of its release according to CD Projekt’s latest financial results. The specific number of copies sold up until 30 June 2015 is 6,014,576 .
The studio also claims to have made a net profit of 237 million PLN (£41m GBP) for the first of this year. The development budget for The Witcher 3 was around 306m PLN which is roughly £53m. The Witcher 3 is still selling well both in retail and digitally according to the studio. As well as performing exceptionally well sale wise, there have also been 1 million activations of The Witcher 3 on CD Projekt’s very own GOG.
“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, realise that,” said head of studio Adam Badowski.”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.”