Today CD Projekt released its financial results for the year 2020, alongside data about the sales of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series.
Biggest scam: Cyberpunk 2077 selling an early access alpha version for full price OR CIG never releasing a final build of Star Citizen?
Damn tough question but I’d say Star Citizen takes the cake for the sheer fact that it has yet to be released lol
Star citizen because they took the money before (and still not) delivering a product. And CDPR offered refunds
Good sales for a broken game
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Affleck and I played this game... What a scam of the generation!
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.
wait for Witcher IV trailer and everyone will forget :)
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.
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.
I'd rather play Cyberpunk than any tripe Rockstar ever produced, lol
EA/Ubisoft has no good graces and yet they rake in the dough.
Please, gamers will eat up whatever shit they serve next.
The gameplay in this game, is really boring ./ The story is cool!
A broken game is right twice a day?
biggest scam of the generation. cdpr can die In a fire
Well no, every other company does worse things, and I say this as a person who actually got a refund for my copy of Cyberpunk. At least I was able to get a refund. You can’t for microtransactions.
They duped the public, but their next outing I doubt people fall for the okee doke.
Man this was going to be a day one buy for me but I never got it till this day😂
DIdn't get a dime from me, not even worth it to torrent, that would be a waste of bandwidth and time. 😀
11 of those were preorders. I still haven't played it. I played the first hour and turned it off. Waiting for it to be the game they advertised before I give it another chance.
I got downvoted for saying I bought the game but will play it when it's fixed and represents what they sold to me. I guess somehow that's controversial.
well, -1 from that because i refunded this dumpster fire of a game.
That's with your refund, friend.
Just imagine that a well made game like FFVII Remake did sell less than half of CP77. This does indicates that, taste of common is very shallaow and the stream is on the wrong direction. AND Media and hype are just big huge lies and kind of undercovered fraud.
Building their empire upon your tears, the Seedy ProjRekt Red! They have delivered a laughable "game" into the hands of the masses and now they taunt everybody by showing how much they pillaged from the poor unfortunate souls who dared to purchase this pile of misery! Even the kittens cry.
That's insane. I honestly held of on buying it till the Series X version comes out. After the reviews I didn't think it would have sold this much.
11 million of the sales were preorders from people who believed the lies CDPR was pitching.
Avarice and greed.
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