After the huge success that was The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 has become one of the most anticipated games of recent years. The Polish CD Projekt postponed the game several times during 2020, but still, it was unable to avoid a release full of bugs and optimization problems, leading many fans to return the console versions. What is certain is that there were 8 million pre-orders, totaling 50 million even before the game hit stores, making it one of the most successful releases ever.
This did not prevent the company’s shares from falling to a peak, “tarnishing” the launch of the game. The studio apologized for the premature release, committing itself to fixing the bugs over the months. Currently, version 1.05 of the game has been released and has alleviated some problems, making it more stable on the PC.
Still, new bugs have emerged, such as corrupt save points if the recording file exceeds 8 MB. This happens if players have too many items in their inventory and excess item creation materials. The studio advises to use previous save files, while preparing yet another emergency update.
Despite all the problems, adding to those that continue to appear, the truth is that 10 days after the launch Cyberpunk 2077 has already sold 13 million copies, counting the physical and digital sales of the game. And this number already includes the version returns for the consoles. In total, the game totaled $ 780 million, placing it on the level of the big industry giants, such as Red Dead Redemption 2 that grossed $ 725 million the first weekend or the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that totaled 600 million in just three days.
In an associated note, CD Projekt states that they decided to share the numbers to give a better projection of the game’s success, in a message of confidence aimed mainly at the company’s investors and shareholders. Since Cyberpunk 2077 was removed from the PlayStation 4 digital store, the company’s stock has sunk 22%. Despite the slow recovery, many investors have expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the game, even considering court actions against the company.