CD Projekt Red has announced its latest earnings results, and Cyberpunk 2077 has proven to be an immense commercial success, despite its issues. The game sold 13.7 million copies in 2020 alone, making it one of the most successful RPG launches in history.
The game released on December 10, 2020, which means it sold all those copies in the space of three weeks, or just 21 days. A huge launch for Cyberpunk 2077 was no surprise, as the game achieved 8 million pre-orders and sold 13 million copies in its first 10 days.
Cyberpunk 2077’s release in December was marred with issues, particularly for its last-generation editions. The problems were so bad that Sony pulled the game from sale on PSN, and it’s still MIA. Since launch, CD Projekt Red has explained the game’s technical issues, continually supported the game with patches, and promised to change its ways in the future.
The launch issues with Cyberpunk 2077 also reportedly led to CD Projekt Red’s decision to back away from its planned standalone multiplayer game. The future of Cyberpunk 2077’s multiplayer officially remains uncertain, however.
CD Projekt Red has said it remains committed to fixing Cyberpunk 2077 so the game can continue to sell for years into the future.
CD Projekt Red also disclosed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had its strongest sales year in 2020 since the game was released in 2015. The game has now sold more than 30 million copies, while the Witcher franchise overall has now passed 50 million units sold.
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