CD Projekt Red shared statistics on the launch day via Twitter, revealing that the game reached eight million pre-orders.
On the launch day of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red revealed some statistics on the game’s pre-orders. According to the studio’s data, 74% of them are digital, which makes 5.8 million pre-orders. There’s also a higher interest in the game from PC players with 59% of preorders sales belong to the PC version which means over 4.7 million copies were bought before the release.
To see the statistics from the expert’s point of view, we talked to Justin Berenbaum, VP of Strategy at Xsolla, about the successful sales and the possible influences on the numbers:
"While I'm always a bit cautious about "self-reported" sales numbers Cyberpunk's 8 million pre-orders is a pretty significant milestone. Roughly 6 million units digitally and 2 million physical. Nearly 5 million units on PC alone is staggering. Keeping in mind that the next-gen upgrades will not be available until 2021 which should lead to another big spike in sales. Taking a simple average price of $60 US that would put the total launch revenue in week one at $480 million and the week isn't over yet. Of course, roughly 30% of that goes to the platform holders (except for sales made on GOG which is owned by CD Projekt), but still an amazing number.
Like previous CD Projekt releases, this one was not without some controversy. The much-publicized delays, the tales of significant crunch, the early reviews causing backlash, and the significant number of reported glitches and bugs. If past titles are any indication, they will continue to patch, update, provide new content, and more that will improve the game and its stability over time. This will be fun to watch as we head into 2021."
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