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Cyberpunk 2077 a mega hit despite debacle (sales figures)

Despite a dramatic launch, Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the best-selling games of 2020, according to official sales figures.

Obviously, Cyberpunk 2077 did not have a smooth launch. Bugs were just a minor inconvenience compared to the terrible performance on last-gen consoles. Despite the gigantic drama surrounding the long-awaited game, Cyberpunk 2077 still appears to be a home run from the sales figures.

Cyberpunk 2077 sales figures

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most highly anticipated games of this century. It is therefore painful that developer CD Projekt Red had to give back money for terrible performance on the old consoles. And yet the game is a mega hit.

In a message to investors, the Polish company announced it has sold 13 million copies of the game. That’s 13 million items, corrected after all refunds within the first 10 days after release.

To put those Cyberpunk 2077 sales figures in perspective; Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla sold 1.7 million copies digitally. The exact number of units of AC: Valhalla is unknown, but Ubisoft is unlikely to get close to those 13 million.

On the other hand, you have Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The most recent game in the shooter franchise is the most successful CoD ever on day one, according to the publisher. Given that Modern Warfare sold an estimated 10 million copies on its first day in 2019, Cyberpunk 2077 is the worst in terms of sales figures.

Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how Cyberpunk still had a good first 10 days despite the drama. That immediately begs the question, how many refunds would have been delivered? And had the launch debacle not happened, how many extra people would have bought the game.

We will never know. Anyway, CD Projekt Red had already broken even within the first day. Okay, the developer’s stock has plummeted, but that is right again. Just like Cyberpunk 2077 itself, because if anyone can fix this mess, it’s CDPR.

Also read: Who is responsible for the Cyberpunk 2077 controversy?

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