Geralt enjoying the fruits of CD Projekt Red’s labor.
Well deserved, these guys have earned it. Not only by releasing a damn fine game but also because of their player-friendly approach to pretty much everything.
Agree. Let's hope a chunk of that profit goes toward making cyberpunk as great as possible.
Off topic but I totally found a reference to Cyberpunk 2077 in The Witcher 3. When you first talk to Ciri she mentions having been in another realm that was strange, if you ask her about the world she describes it as "people had metal in their heads, fought through lenses from far away, and travelled on flying wagons"
@wakeNbake Yeah I noticed that too. Pretty cool. Maybe there will be a Ciri easter egg or cameo in Cyberpunk?
Lets hope their next game will be even better and they keep making more money, they deserve it.
I'd love to know how this site says they got back $200 million. That's an average of $50 back for each game sold. That's unreasonable and makes no sense. This isn't to detract from the great success of Witcher 3, but I find it very hard to believe that they made back $200m from only 4m sold. A safe bet based on reasonable math says around $80m was made back. Which is almost 30% profit gain and all things going forward will just be even more profit. Edit: Also, people, they don't take home the full retail price of a game. At least half of that goes to pay for the game being put out as well as retailer fees and other things. So, a $60 game sold isn't $60 in CDPR's pocket...
I wish I could do that
first you need to work your way to get 67$ Million.
Hell, I'll take the measly $200 of a $67 investment.
Almost triple the profit and still going.
Damn, good work! Cyberpunk will get the ONLY budget. :)
cha-ching! Playing the game now and it is fantastic. Definitely this is how gaming should be done.
According to my iPhone's Calculator app that means they actually wound up getting back more money than they spent making the game.
Gasp! Damn, i'd never figure it out!Cheers, mate! :D
whoah there Einstein show us your algorithms first
Real good stuff, Now pleeeease develop a Game of Thrones game in the same spirit as The Witcher 3. I'd be content with life, forever
Based on the Books world and lore. I'd be over that like a fanboy on a DF article.
would u play as 1 character or multiple spread around ze world?
Well earned. And much more on top of that. Went on a story mission, ran into a random reason getting attacked, which led into a quest. Met a random person in a pub in skillegge, accepted a contract, which after completion landed me in jail.. Which then led me on another quest. All I wanted to do was find an innkeeper to play Gwent! Any game that manages that, whilst remaining fun deserves a medal and more.
good on them,soon as i seen that thank you for spending your money on this game message inside case i instantly wanted this game to turn in great sales for them. happy days
Well, that's officially solidified any potential investors into cyberpunk. These devs have yet to make a bad game! Biowares Mass effect, watch out.... CD projekt red are entering your turf! 'Sci fi'
The math in this article doesn't work out. We know the Witcher sold 4 million copies. We also know over 1 million of those copies were on pc which sold for quite a bit less than console. This article also isn't taking into account that retail has to take their percentage. I promise you that CDPR has seen much less than 200 million back from sales.
1.3mil at $50 = 65mil 2.7mil at $60 = 162mil Total is 22 million minus $53-55 sales for PSN preloads and other online deals. That's a rough $200 million 200-67= 133mil profit +/- actual accurate sales and such. Math looks good to me.
You guys do understand that they don't take home even half of the retail price of a game, right? There are a ton of other people that take a piece of that. Usually, a developer will make about $8 from each sale and a publisher about $8-12 from a sale. The rest goes to retailer, manufacturing, licensing, and so on.
The dudes right, 3rd party games make about 35$ per copy sold, not the full 60$ Theres platform cut, retail cut then manufacturing cost and shipping cost.
well some of that is right. But they do have theire own platform from where they sell the game, GoG. And they make a huge cut there.
My problem is the article makes it sound like CDPR made 200$ mil in profit so far which is false. They are lucky if they have seen 100mil of the 200 mil made. The game is doing great, don't get me wrong,
They didn't make that much by any stretch of the mind. I suggest people check what the dev/publisher/platform split before posting such nonsense. http://i.kinja-img.com/gawk... Also, even if all the sales were digital and at full price the publisher would take the lions share of the extra revenue.
You do know CD Projekt is a publisher?! They self-published the game (kind of an indie approach) and Bandai/Namco or WB just distributed the game.
Greedy bastards! /s
I think people are forgetting that CD Projekt Red self-published the game. It was simply distributed and marketed by WB, Bandai Namco etc. CDPR also founded GoG, so any sales there would have been at a high margin.
This could be good...or bad, you know what money does.
I haven't bought it yet, but I fully intend to. I can't afford full priced releases right now. Lots of games this gen are selling for a lot longer as more people adopt current gen. I wouldn't be surprised if The Witcher 3 ends up nearer to 6 million.
They deserve every single cent and more.
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