Cyberpunk 2077 has sold more than 13 million copies on all platforms as of December 20, according to CD Projekt Red. The number of sales, as outlined in a statement by CDPR, accounts for the infamously high demand for digital and physical refunds.
Before launch, Cyberpunk 2077 had 8 million pre-orders ready to go, with industry analyst Daniel Ahmad describing the sales figures as “one of the largest premium game launches ever”. Ahmad further points out that the figures were disclosed to anxious investors “due to it’s potential impact on investment-related decisions.”
CD Projekt Red says that it has sold 13 million copies of Cyberpunk through digital and physical distribution channels as of December 20.
This number factors in refunds processed by this point at both retail / digital.
The game had 8m pre-orders prior to launch. pic.twitter.com/ZIg4j9nDeB
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 22, 2020
CDPR recently apologized for the game’s poor performance, with particular attention to technical difficulties faced on base last-gen consoles. CDPR has reassured players of their commitment to improving overall game performance, with a larger update, “Patch One” due for release sometime in January 2021, followed by “Patch Two” in February.
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) December 14, 2020
Investors have reason to need reassurance, following the news that Sony delisted Cyberpunk 2077 from the Playstation Store “until further notice”. On the delisting, Sony stated: "SIE [Sony Interactive Entertainment] strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, therefore we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store.”
CDPR added that they were “working hard to bring Cyberpunk 2077 back to PlayStation Store as soon as possible.”
It hasn't been a completely bad week for CDPR however, as Kojima Productions launched a crossover update between Death Stranding and Cyberpunk 2077. The update is exclusive to PC and completely free and will offer six new missions, Johnny Silverhand’s robotic hand, shades, and cosmetic changes to the Reverse Trike.
For more from Cyberpunk 2077, make sure to check out the GameLuster’s Cyberpunk 2077 (PC) Video Review.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released on December 10, and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. While the game can be played on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, the next-gen upgrades are coming are due for some time in 2021.