Despite its well-documented issues with numerous bugs, Sony yanking it off the PlayStation Store and Microsoft also offering digital refunds, Cyberpunk 2077 reportedly sold 10.2 million digital copies in December 2020 which makes it the biggest digital game launch of all time.
As per Eurogamer via industry analyst SuperData, 80 per cent of the total sales came from PC which made revenue jump by 40 per cent in that department, which was majorly due to the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. What makes the sales estimate even more impressive was that refunds were factored in.
“A successful marketing campaign and the reputation of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt provided the hype necessary for the CD Projekt Red title to break records despite issues including performance problems on consoles, widespread glitches and the indefinite removal of the game from the PlayStation Store,” the report said. “An extremely high share of digital sales (80 per cent) were on PC, likely due to the delisting on PlayStation and overall state of the console versions.”
Despite the success of the game so far, much of CD Projekt Red’s effort has been focused on fixing the game. The Polish studio released its first major patch a few days ago which is under 17GB on console and under 10GB on PC.
Cross-gen title Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most successful on console in December 2020 with the highest earnings.