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Six Million Copies Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sold In First Six Weeks

by Mike Futter on Aug 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM

CD Projekt has revealed that its latest release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, is off to a huge start. The company says that 6 million copies of the game were sold in the first six weeks after release.

The company also revealed that 1 million PC copies were activated on GoG, the digital distribution platform it owns. For the first half of its fiscal year, sales are up nearly 600 percent compared to last year ($139.5 million compared to 20.3 million last year). Profits are up more than 4,800 percent ($64.3 million compared to 1.3 million).

Even without factoring in The Witcher 3, GoG performance is up 68 percent over the same six-month period last year. Over the four-year period from 2011 through 2015, GoG’s revenues have increased 572 percent just on growth of its third-party catalog.

CD Projekt anticipates the release of two major expansion packs for The Witcher 3. Together Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine will amount to a larger experience than The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. For more on The Witcher 3, check out our review.

[Source: CD Projekt]

 

Our Take
CD Projekt’s business model allows GoG to carry the company between major releases. This piece of the operational pie allowed the company to delay the huge game a number of times in order to release a mostly polished experience. With post-launch support to fix outstanding errors and free DLC offerings for every player, CD Projekt has solidified itself a loyal following.