The Witcher 3 Sales Were Better This Year Compared to 2016

Andrzej Sapkowski, the creator of The Witcher universe, is not having a good decade. He first sold The Witcher rights to Metropolis for $4000 only without realizing how massive this universe could become. The studio was later bought by CD Project RED.

CD Projekt RED gained control of Metropolis several years later, and in turn bought the license again from Sapkowski. Sapkowski was offered by CD Projekt RED a portion of the royalties in addition to the licensing fee, but as he didn’t believe the games would make much money, Sapkowski declined.

The Witcher 3 sold really well upon release which made him saltier about the whole situation and now, we have even worse news for the writer. According to the latest information, The Witcher 3 sold more copies Q1 of this year compared to last year, which means sales aren’t slowing down and more and more players are showing interesting in this title.

The company’s gaming division grew 10% and GOG division revenue went up 63%. The developer made $45.3 million in this period, a jump of 40% from the same period last year. The Witcher 3 sales went up this year and the game generated a considerable amount of tangible revenue.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game can be bought from retail on digitally from PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, or Steam.

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