The knock-on effect of the success of Netflix’s The Witcher series continues to make itself felt throughout the Witcher franchise, and following the news that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt set a new record for ‘most concurrent players’ after the series premiere, CD Projekt Red has now announced that the game’s Steam profits have passed $50 million. As a result, the game is now in a better revenue tier on the platform.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Steam Profits Soar Past $50 Million
“The accumulated revenue from sales of The Witcher 3 on Steam platform for the period of time between October 1st 2018 and today has exceeded 50M USD,” writes CD Projekt Red, in a recent update on social media; “As a result, we are now getting 80% on any subsequent sales of TW3 on Steam. Thank you all for your support!”
Although the game is now several years old, The Witcher 3 has enjoyed a resurgence of late thanks to the success of the Netflix series. Of course, the game was already successful, and indeed critically-acclaimed. However, the series’ success has prompted a huge influx of both new and returning players. As such, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Steam edition has now passed more than $50 million in profits. This is actually a significant milestone, because it means that CD Projekt Red will now receive 80% of all sale profits on Steam for the game. (More than they have been receiving until now.)
If you’re one of those people returning to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or indeed, playing it for the first time, there’s plenty of advice to be found online. Be sure to read up on the Witcher 3 armor sets, for instance, which are a crucial part of supporting your style of play! This is especially noteworthy for players opting to jump into the game at high level in order to get straight to the Hearts of Stone or Blood and Wine storylines; an option which is available if you own either DLC.
Given that the Netflix series has already entered production for its second season, and was the most in-demand series in the world for more than two months, this renewed interest in The Witcher franchise is likely to continue throughout 2020. Of course, with Cyberpunk 2077 coming later this year, CD Projekt Red doesn’t necessarily need to rely on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to generate revenue. However, this additional profit has helped to make the studio one of the most profitable in Europe in the last year. As such, fans of the studio’s work are likely to see even more coming in the future, as they put those profits to use in development.