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Cyberpunk 2077 & Witcher Developer CD Projekt Announces Best Financial Q3 of its History

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Cyberpunk 2077 & Witcher Developer CD Projekt Announces Best Financial Q3 of its History

CD projekt’s financial results are really strong this quarter, mostly thanks to Cyberpunk 2077.

Today CD Projekt announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2022.

We hear from chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz that the release of Cyberpunk Edgerunners on Netflix and the positive reception of the related update for the game “visibly” affected sales of Cyberpunk 2077, and the developers are “filled with pride” by the fact that it passed 20 million units sold.

President and joint CEO Adam Kiciński also added that the share of recent positive reviews for the game exceeded 90%.

We also hear that the developer enjoyed the best financial third quarter of its entire history both for revenue and profit. Revenue was at 246 million PLN (almost $55 million) mostly due to strong sales of Cyberpunk 2077, which enjoyed its best sales quarter ever. That’s a 70% growth year-on-year.

On top of that, net profit was 99 million PLN (just south of $22 million) up 504% year-on-year. That’s a 40.2% profitability ratio across the CD Projekt group. The Profitability ratio for the CD Projekt RED segment alone (which focuses on game development) was a whopping 47%.

Nielubowicz added that while Q3 is usually the weakest quarter of the year, this year it is the strongest so far.

In the meanwhile, intensive development on the Cyberpunk 2077 expansion “Phantom Liberty” continues, alongside The Witcher projects and the new IP. In one of the slides below, you can see the distribution of development resources among the various projects, with the Cyberpunk expansion coming in 2023 still taking the lion’s share. That being said, ts allocation is decreasing as developers shift to new projects.

Below you can check out a video with Nielubowicz describing the results alongside the relevant slides from the presentation. You can find the full presentation sildes at the developer’s website.

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