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The folks at Gamasutra have taken a look at a recent financial briefing for CD Projekt RED (available at this link, though note that the video is in Polish) and reported on the budget for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The game cost 306 million PLN (Polish zÅ‚otys) or $81 million, but that budget also includes localization and marketing. Apparently, company CEO Adam KiciÅ„ski was satisfied with the return of investment:
Despite the pressures that came with such a intensive promotional push, and the overall cost of developing the title, Kicinski believes the fact that the game sold over 6 million copies in the first six weeks proves the $81 million outlay was a "good investment."
Those sales drove the studio to make a profit of 236 million zlotys ($62.5 million) in the first half of 2015.