Cyberpunk 2077 appears to have the biggest PC launch of all time

Alas, poor Shadowlands

    
46
Someone thinks that's neat, probably.

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.

Source: Twitter (1, 2) via WCCFTech; thanks to Wilhelm for the tip!
Advertisement
Previous articleWarframe jumps onto the Epic Game Store with a free weapon bundle
Next articleMad World drops a new gameplay video, doesn’t appear to be launching this year

No posts to display

46 Comments
newest
oldest most liked
Inline Feedback
View all comments