To The Surprise Of No One, The Witcher Series' Sales Have Hit 25 Million

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According to CD Projekt Red, sales for The WitcherThe Witcher II: Assassin of Kings, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt have reached 25 million units sold according to their 2016 financial report.

"These excellent financial results for the past two years enable us to pursue new, ambitious undertakings and further expand our enterprise. Key development projects currently underway include Cyberpunk 2077 and GWENT: The Witcher Card Game," says Piotr Nielubowicz, Vice President for Financial Affairs.

In 2016 alone CD Projekt Red spent nearly 56 million PLN on projects in progress. Despite the unprecedented financing requirements of its new games – Cyperpunk 2077, GWENT, and Blood and Wine (released in May) – the Group was able to post 204 million PLN in positive cash flows. CD Projekt Red has been the industry's darling for the last few years, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt was a major success, both financially and critically. Hopefully they'll be able to take that success and translate it into properties other than The Witcher, just so we can all associate CD Projekt Red with some other games. Lately they're just "The Witcher dev." It's a solid reputation, but not ideal for growth, and they're in a prime position to capitalize on it.

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"For years we have consistently prioritized quality and focused on a limited range of products. The persistently strong sales of the entire The Witcher series vindicate our approach and contribute to long-term appeal of our releases. Between the launch of The Witcher in 2007 and the end of 2016 we have sold over 25 million copies of The Witcher games," remarked Adam Kiciński, President of CD PROJEKT.

"This year we will continue to expand The Witcher brand – it is, after all, the year of GWENT. We're in the process of organizing the game's first major tournament, with a 100 thousand USD prize pool. Another crucial round of beta tests will commence in spring, with the retail release to follow in the second half of 2017," Kiciński added.

Even though the writer of the Witcher books makes no profit off the games, with 25 million sales of the games, some of those fans will end up searching out more of Geralt of Rivia- and hopefully make their way to Andrzej Sapkowski's books.

You can read the entire financial report here.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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