With over $303M in revenue, Cyberpunk 2077 pushes CD Projekt to best-ever yr
CD Projekt Purple mother or father CD Projekt is reporting outcomes for its monetary yr ending December 31, 2020, and in doing so providing a wider have a look at each the corporate’s total efficiency and the way its controversial launch of Cyberpunk 2077 fared in December 2020.
CD Projekt says that it bought over 13.7 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077 between the sport’s December 10 launch and the tip of each the calendar yr and its fiscal yr weeks in a while December 31.
That presumably contains the 8 million preorders CD Projekt boasted on launch day, nevertheless it’s unclear how (if in any respect) a wave of refunds issued for each bodily and digital variations of the sport over vital efficiency points and bugs impacted that last 13.7 million determine.
Sides shared by CD Projekt forward of its full report at the moment present that the majority of these 13.7 million gross sales had been digital (roughly 73 p.c) 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 set to hearken to and deal with destructive 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 probably the most advanced mission within the Studio’s historical past and the fruit of 5 years of laborious work. We imagine 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 actually the pillar on which CD Projekt’s 2020 financials are constructed already. The Group as an entire reported 2.13 billion PLN (~$563.5 million) in income and 1.15 billion PLN (~$303 million) in consolidated web revenue, most of which got here from Cyberpunk and The Witcher developer CD Projekt Purple.
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 powerful pressure for the corporate. The trilogy has now bought 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 sport, are additionally up year-over-year.
Outdoors of CD Projekt Purple, Nielubowicz provides that GOG additionally posted a document yr with round 1,000 new video games added to its retailer, 343 million PLN in income for the yr, and 20 million PLN in web 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 yr we plan to launch the sport’s devoted next-gen version,” provides Nielubowicz. “The second half of 2021 may 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.”