Cyberpunk 2077 Gross sales Attain 13.7 Million, The Witcher 3 Hits 30 Million
CD Projekt Crimson has revealed their newest monetary figures for fiscal 12 months 2020 that ended final month. Within the report they revealed Cyberpunk 2077 had offered 13.7 million copies. In the meantime, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has shifted one other couple of million copies to place its base sport and DLC add-ons at 30 million copies over its lifetime.
The Witcher franchise nonetheless stays at greater than 50 million copies offered between the three video games and the DLC add-ons. Of these gross sales, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has offered greater than 30 million copies by itself, two million extra than it had on the similar time final 12 months and much outweighing the mixed gross sales of the earlier two titles. FY 2020 was its third finest 12 months thus far, solely being crushed by FY 2015 when the sport launched and FY 2016 that noticed the discharge of the sport’s second DLC growth Blood and Wine. With a PlayStation 5 replace as a result of arrive within the second half of 2021, the gross sales of the sport will seemingly improve even additional subsequent 12 months.
The developer’s different extra controversial franchise, Cyberpunk 2077, has now offered greater than 13.7 million copies. As the sport had reached greater than 13 million copies offered again in December, gross sales over the previous few months have been a lot slower. In line with the developer, that is because of the sport’s removing from the PlayStation Retailer and its knock-on impact on gross sales on different platforms. The sport depends closely on digital gross sales; solely 27% of these gross sales have been bodily discs. Regardless of the sport’s removing, 28% of the sport’s gross sales have been on the PlayStation 4 console with simply 17% promoting on Xbox One.
CD Projekt provided a refund program for these desirous to return their copies of the sport after its launch after many complained of a “poor expertise.” In line with GamesIndustry.biz, the corporate revealed this has led to simply 30,000 refund requests via their provide. Whereas this received’t embody refunds issued via Sony or retailers like GameStop, this may have made barely a dent on the sport’s general gross sales.
The monetary outcomes additionally revealed some fascinating particulars in regards to the sport’s growth. Its whole price range was 1.2 billion PLN (just below $319 million) and people prices had already been recouped again in December. Whereas the event staff included 530 builders from CD Projekt Crimson, the sport concerned greater than 5,200 individuals in whole. As a result of the sport was launched in 18 languages with voice overs in 11 of them, 2,000 actors have been concerned within the title. Improvement continues on the sport with extra patches that goal to show the sport right into a state the place they will “efficiently promote it for years to return.” The PlayStation 5 model of the title and a free next-gen improve can be as a result of be launched through the second half of 2021.