While The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold very well for developer CD Projekt Red since its launch, they have now released their official financial results for the first half of 2016 to show how things have been holding up. While their sales numbers actually took a big hit from the previous year, the numbers still paint a positive picture.
The developer reports that they made 319 million Zloty ($82.7 million) within the first half of this year, recording a profit of 135 million Zloty ($35 million). Compared to last year’s numbers of 512.7 million Zloty ($133 million) and a profit of 236.3 million Zloty ($61.2 million), these numbers are definitely a big drop.
However, considering that last year’s numbers were thanks to the hugely successful launch of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and we’re now over a year since its launch, big drops in sales were to be expected. They claim that sales for the game itself were high, but specific sales numbers were not shared.
Despite the main game coming out last year, this year the game’s final expansion called Blood and Wine was able to pick up some of the slack. The developer claims that the expansion accounted for most of the sales they have made in the first half of this year, as the game’s first expansion called Hearts of Stone launched in October of last year.
Next up for CD Projekt RED is Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, which will launch in beta form this October before its full release. While an official release date for that has not yet been revealed, it is expected to launch before the end of this year.