Polish company CD Projekt overtook France’s Ubisoft to become the top gaming company in Europe in terms of financial value according to Video Games Chronicle.
Marked at $8.13 billion, the company has obtained an increase in value thanks to the increasing popularity of The Witcher 3 which has now sold over 30 million units world wide.
I still remember when years ago a CD Projekt CEO made some statements about having an online multiplayer component in future games, as The Witcher 3 at the time (2016), was struggling to hit the 10 million unit mark. A big number to be sure, but the executives at CD Projekt had higher expectations.
The Witcher 3 has proved to have legs though, a Switch port and the Netflix TV series helped revitalize sales of the game in a huge way. While 8 billion might not seem like much in contrast to other gaming giants (Nintendo is valued at $53.73 billion and Activision Blizzard at $56.27 billion) it remains an impressive feat, after all, CD Projekt only has 3 games under its wing, and Ubisoft has had a trajectory of hits, so in a sense, the Polish developer has done way more with less.
A toast for Geralt!