It's no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 suffered a rough launch. In fact, that's perhaps putting it too mildly, but that's not stopped the game from making 2020 a highly successful year financially for CD Projekt.
According to a new report from GamesIndustry.biz, CD Projekt announced two preliminary numbers from its upcoming annual earnings report, which give an indication for the popularity of Cyberpunk 2077, despite the bad press. The final results for its earnings are expected to be revealed fully on April 22.
It's claimed that CD Projekt brought in $562 million through sales revenue, which is said to be four times higher than what the company delivered in 2019. Not only that, but it's beaten The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's launch year by more than two-and-a-half times, which settled in at $210 million.
While it's not just Cyberpunk 2077 that helped the company meet these figures, it's the main factor. Before it even released, over 8 million players had the game already pre-ordered and ready for launch. Although, this quickly backfired as both Microsoft and CD Projekt Red themselves began offering refunds for players who were unhappy with the game. Not only that, but Sony also removed the game from the PlayStation Store and it's still yet to return.
A long road lays ahead for Cyberpunk 2077, as constant patches aim to rapidly fix the game. A next-gen version is also in the works, but is not planned until the latter end of the year. It's going to be a tough climb for CD Projekt, and one that many fans may not accompany them on.
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