The Witcher 3 has been available on Switch for over a year. Before its launch on Nintendo’s console, it had been obtainable on other platforms for four years. Despite this length of time, the adventure still sold well on Switch. This is according to CD Projekt Red, who recently had an earnings call with investors.
There is no denying the popularity of The Witcher 3
During the meeting, CD Projekt Red’s Adam Kicinski mentioned the following as reasons its revenue increased this year:
First of all, The Witcher franchise got more popular, thanks to The Witcher series release on Netflix. Secondly, we had the pandemic situation, which in general supports sales of video games. And that was one of the few forms of entertainment available to people being locked down at home.
And thirdly, at the end of last year, we’ve dropped the Witcher 3 on Switch. That was a nice revenue driver for us and that performed really well comparing to the previous times.
Not to mention the price tag of $59.99 with all DLC included and the quality of the port on an underpowered system. I still don’t know how the developers fit such a giant game on a tiny cartridge. Black magic, most likely.
Enthusiasts, have you experienced The Witcher 3 on Switch? Do you think its success will lead to Cyberpunk 2077 making its way to the console at some point in the future? Let us know below.