The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a breathtaking experience which has garnered tremendous critical claim since it launched all those months ago. The game currently sits above 90 on Metacritic for all platforms and is quite the sensation. In a recent press release disclosing their earnings, CD Projekt reported that the franchise sold over 25 million units before the end of 2016. President Adam Kicinski said:
“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.”
While this approach is risky because it doesn’t involve a continuous supply of significant revenue, it has worked for studios like Rockstar who focus on one game for years. Grand Theft Auto V is a great example of this. Hopefully Cyberpunk 2077 will release soon so we’re treated to another amazing experience from these talented developers. If they can keep up the quality and immersion, they have nothing to fear.