Cyberpunk 2077 refunds were a drop in the bucket for CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk 2077 sales, despite the (very reasonable) refunds, have soared into the stratosphere. Since the game’s launch, CD Projekt Red has sold a huge number of copies.
The company recently launched a Press release it acted as a kind of reflection on the progress of the last year. In it, CD Projekt Red confirms that Cyberpunk 2077 sales reached 13.7 million copies sold by the end of 2020. This does not count copies of the game that were sold after this year’s premiere.
In total, total sales for 2020 amounted to around $ 563 million in revenue for the studio. Primarily driven by Cyberpunk 2077. Suffice it to say, while the game had a rough launch, it was still hugely successful. CD Projekt Red says it’s the studio’s greatest game in history.
Even beat The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That said, The Witcher 3 also had a good year in 2020. Although it was released more than a few years ago, around 30 million copies were sold last year. Second only after the game’s release year.
Game setbacks and refunds were down in Cyberpunk 2077’s sales bucket
Fans had every right to be upset with the launch of the game. Not all bugs, even after the many delays, were greeted warmly. Push Sony to remove the digital version of the game from PlayStation Store. Which it has yet to return to, leaving PS4 and PS5 owners only the physical copies to purchase.
But refunds don’t seem to have had a big impact on the game’s overall sales numbers. However, it did impact the way CD Projekt Red run his studio for the development of the game in the future. So maybe the tumultuous launch came out good.
According to the company full financial report, refunds and additional game-related losses will amount to approximately $ 51 million. Of the 13.7 million copies of the game sold, only around 215,000 copies have been reimbursed.
All roads lead to Night City
CD Projekt Red has surely made a lot of missteps with the development and release of its most recent game. But that didn’t stop it from being a huge success. Of course, sales don’t necessarily translate into overall enjoyment. But it stands to reason that of all the millions of copies that haven’t been refunded, those buyers probably enjoyed the game at least a little. Enough to keep them from paying back.
On the way to go, all roads lead to Night City as CD Projekt Red plans to continue with future updates to the game. It has yet to get any of the planned DLCs, which are slated for release in the second half. 2021. So it won’t be long before players return to its vast and chaotic world.