It turns out a lot of people want to live in a cybernetic dystopia other than the one we are presently engaged with, based on the pre-orders for Cyberpunk 2077. Developer CD Projekt Red has shared some statistics, and among others it looks like the game is currently in the second-place spot for digital sales on launch month (surpassed by Diablo III) and the highest spot for a PC launch with 4.7 million copies sold via pre-order. This easily surpasses Blizzard’s dubious claims regarding World of Warcraft: Shadowlands hitting a sales record.
The game appears to have passed 8 million copies pre-ordered, but 41% of those copies were for consoles rather than on the PC. Somewhat appropriately, 74% of the preorders were via digital formats. Amidst all the reports of bugs and seizure-inducing light sequences, it’s nice to see that the game is at least matching sales to the amount of discussion it’s engendering. Although if you own stock in the company that may not be too much of a comfort, given the stock price dip.
Cyberpunk 2077 already exceeded $50 million in revenues on the Steam platform over 2 weeks ago 👌 pic.twitter.com/JkDDMJdp83
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