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Cyberpunk 2077 Has Sold 13.7 Million Copies in 2020; CD Projekt Announces Financial Results

Today CD Projekt released its financial results for the year 2020, alongside data about the sales of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series.

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thorstein21d ago (Edited 21d ago )

Biggest scam: Cyberpunk 2077 selling an early access alpha version for full price OR CIG never releasing a final build of Star Citizen?

cell98921d ago

Damn tough question but I’d say Star Citizen takes the cake for the sheer fact that it has yet to be released lol

arkard20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

Star citizen because they took the money before (and still not) delivering a product. And CDPR offered refunds

UltraNova20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

To be fair to consumers, most of those sales happened before the news broke out about how broken the game was at launch.

I really hope CDPR doesn't plan on asking for full price for the next-gen edition of the game later this year. If they do that I'll happily wait another year to pick it up from the bargain/used bin.

-T9X-69-20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

The news broke out the same day and week the game launched. These are year end sales numbers. Not really sure what you mean.

The next-gen version of both this and Witcher 3 are free title updates. They're not being sold. I believe Cyberpunk physical copies for consoles even had a "free-next gen update" sticker on them.

UltraNova20d ago (Edited 20d ago )

I seem to remember it had insane pre-order numbers, more than half of the reported year-end figure so I was referring mostly to those who pre-ordered. Remember though, PC did not suffer the same technical issues so I guess many thought to try it.

As for the next-gen version, what's stopping them releasing a new edition at full price, a year later? My comment did not apply to those who already own the game (e.g., my self and everyone I know who is interested in playing this when it's fixed). To make my self even more clear - new editions should not carry a full price sticker.

I hope that clears things up for you.

-T9X-69-20d ago

I think you should check out this article as it was updated this morning with more information.

https://arstechnica.com/gam...

The amount of refunds issued is comical given the total sales in general followed by nothing but negative press and angry customers. The internet will make you believe something is way worse than it is, regardless of how bad it is initially.

I do remember the PC version because that's the version I got. Fortunately for me, I have a good enough PC and also didn't encounter very many issues until my 2nd playthrough.

I know it's easy to think or say "well what's stopping them from doing this or that". But the real answer is investors. They're a publicly traded company and because of that, a lot of factors come into play. Transparency and honesty being most important. I'm sure you're well aware of the lawsuits from investors directed at CDPR after Cyberpunk launched.

Not only have they confirmed multiple times it will be free, it's also on the packing, mentioned during investor meetings etc. More lawsuits with a tacked on false advertising lawsuit isn't something anyone wants to happen to their business. Let's also not discredit their history of free dlc and updates because some big wig CEOs wanted to capitalize off hype during the biggest spending time of the year. Christmas.

Stanjara21d ago (Edited 21d ago )

Ben Affleck and I played this game... What a scam of the generation!

CrimsonWing6921d ago

Here's the thing, glad they're successful, but this was at the cost of their reputation.

I didn't think Cyberpunk was a complete dumpster fire, hell I 1000'd it within the launch month so it wasn't as busted for me as others. However, they lost the good graces of their consumers and that's something that will forever bite them in the ass when they release a new game. So, don't gloat about this CDPR because I have a feeling your next game won't sell as much as this one at launch.

solideagle21d ago

wait for Witcher IV trailer and everyone will forget :)

Dee_9121d ago

And thats the sad part,
also thats the reason they believed they could do this with cyberpunk. Gamers have short memories. I for one put cdpr in the ea category. all future games will be bought out the bargain bin.

Sciurus_vulgaris21d ago (Edited 21d ago )

A friend of mine and myself both played Cyberpunk 2077 around the same time. He was played on high end PC. Conversely I played through the game on Xbox Series X. We both observed persistent minor bugs while playing.

You are right, CDPR had probably damaged their reputation for a long time. They were on the verge of possibly revivalist Rockstar as an open-world developer. However, they don’t have the graphics engine or experience to do so.

I however, encountered a bug that prevented progression . The previously mentioned bug was fixed by reverting to a earlier save at the start of the mission. The worst bugs I encountered involved the game crashing and performing worse -and-worse during extended play sessions.

Yui_Suzumiya21d ago

I'd rather play Cyberpunk than any tripe Rockstar ever produced, lol

annoyedgamer20d ago

EA/Ubisoft has no good graces and yet they rake in the dough.

Aussiesummer20d ago

Please, gamers will eat up whatever shit they serve next.

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Napoca721d ago

The gameplay in this game, is really boring ./ The story is cool!

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