CD Projekt: Over $303 million in revenue, 13.7 million Cyberpunk 2077 copies offered in 2020
CD Projekt Pink guardian CD Projekt is reporting outcomes for its monetary 12 months ending December 31, 2020, and in doing so providing a wider have a look at each the corporate’s general efficiency and the way its controversial launch of Cyberpunk 2077 fared in December 2020.
CD Projekt says that it offered over 13.7 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077 between the sport’s December 10 launch and the tip of each the calendar 12 months and its fiscal 12 months weeks afterward December 31.
That presumably contains the 8 million preorders CD Projekt boasted on launch day, however it’s unclear how (if in any respect) a wave of refunds issued for each bodily and digital variations of the sport over important efficiency points and bugs impacted that closing 13.7 million determine.
Sides shared by CD Projekt forward of its full report immediately present that the majority of these 13.7 million gross sales had been digital (roughly 73 %) and most purchases had been for the PC or Stadia model of the sport, adopted by PlayStation and Xbox One.
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CD Projekt CFO Piotr Nielubowicz provides in a press release that the studio is decided to take heed to and deal with adverse suggestions over Cyberpunk 2077 and switch it round, one thing he says is made evident by its personal assist with refunds and ongoing fixes in growth for the sport.
“Cyberpunk is essentially the most complicated undertaking within the Studio’s historical past and the fruit of 5 years of exhausting work. We consider that, subsequent to The Witcher, [Cyberpunk 2077] will symbolize a pillar upon which to construct our Group’s future,” says Nielubowicz, echoing a sentiment shared by CDP joint CEO Adam Kicinski earlier this month.
Cyberpunk is definitely the pillar on which CD Projekt’s 2020 financials are constructed already. The Group as a complete reported 2.13 billion PLN (~$563.5 million) in income and 1.15 billion PLN (~$303 million) in consolidated internet revenue, most of which got here from Cyberpunk and The Witcher developer CD Projekt Pink.
For comparability’s sake, CD Projekt reported 521.3 million PLN in income and 180 million PLN in revenue for all of 2019.
Although now eclipsed by Cyberpunk 2077‘s launch, The Witcher franchise continued to be a robust drive for the corporate. The trilogy has now offered over 50 million copies to this point, together with over 30 million copies of The Witcher 3. Income from Gwent, The Witcher’s standalone digital card recreation, are additionally up year-over-year.
Outdoors of CD Projekt Pink, Nielubowicz provides that GOG additionally posted a file 12 months with round 1,000 new video games added to its retailer, 343 million PLN in income for the 12 months, and 20 million PLN in internet revenue.
“This consequence gives a sound monetary spine, securing future growth of our Group. Along with additional updates and free DLCs for Cyberpunk, within the latter half of the 12 months we plan to launch the sport’s devoted next-gen version,” provides Nielubowicz. “The second half of 2021 will even see a next-gen launch of The Witcher 3–and after all we’re engaged on different initiatives which is able to bear fruit in later years.”