CD Projekt Red revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 was estimated to have sold more than 13 million copies across all platforms. That number, says the studio, is responsible for refunds sent by digital and retail customers.
Although 13 million units sold are a great success, it is important to note immediately that the CD Projekt announcement is far from commemorative. As industry analyst Daniel Ahmad points out, Cyberpunk 2077 sales figures were revealed in a disclosure aimed at investors, due to its “potential impact on investment-related decisions”. Essentially, the studio is reassuring nervous investors that, despite the controversy, their latest baby is still a big seller. Ahmad notes that the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 is “one of the greatest releases of premium games of all time”.
Cyberpunk 2077 was released with a lot of positive reviews, but suffers from significant technical problems, especially on the basePS4 and Xbox One consoles. Last week, Sony removed the Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store and started offering refunds to anyone who bought the game on the digital store . Xbox is also offering full refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 purchases made through the Microsoft Store. Even GameStop and Best Buy are accepting returns of physical copies.
CD Projekt itself has paved its own path for Cyberpunk 2077 refunds, but it also promises to deliver an improved game through a series of patches. Last week, the studio said during a call with investors that the cost of repairing Cyberpunk 2077 is “irrelevant” compared to restoring its reputation.