No matter the negative reactions and growing refund requests, CD Projekt Red’s 2020 launch, Cyberpunk 2077, has now sold 13 million copies!
According to Dualshockers, Cyberpunk 2077 has managed to sell 13 million copies worldwide. And it’s although the controversy and players’ refund demands post reports of poor gameplay and performance issues.
Considering so many negativities, if it has sold so many units, it’s only due to the sheer hype around it. Everyone was pumped up before the big release on Dec. 10.
“Cyberpunk 2077”: Good sales despite problems
The long wait of almost eight years finally ended when the date did arrive, eventually, earlier this month. And most of the people thronged the online stores for their orders. It was quite obvious to witness such a massive response. The RPG had everything going for it. And that might be called the biggest reason for the just revealed sales figures.
In a recent note to investors, CD Projekt Red’s Management Board mentioned that the title had sold additional five million units. And thus, the total number reaches 13 million marks. Also, as per the developer, this figure is after counting the “returns submitted by retail clients in brick-and-mortar as well as digital storefronts.”
In the coming months, this number can also increase as the Polish developer will add fixes to many issues. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S variants will also arrive in the next year. So it may boost up the figures even further. But then again, currently, many players are continuing to get refunds.
They can’t play the game properly, even on great systems and consoles compatible with the requirements of Cyberpunk 2077. So, the refunds will continue in the meantime.
The reaction of gamers and fans: Mixed to bad
As soon as the most-awaited game of 2020 launched, fans expressed their happiness on social media platforms. However, in the next week, when all the hype died, the real truth got exposed. CDPR itself admitted that it didn’t check the RPG’s gameplay on all consoles and platforms, which resulted in a horrible experience. And it’s still happening.
Reports of bugs crashes and pathetic graphics filled the Twitter space, with many people mocking CDPR. Memes became mainstream with players comparing the graphics with many old generations of titles.
So many complaints eventually resulted in a demand for refunds. Right now, digital stores like Sony, Microsoft’s Xbox Store, and GameStop are paying customers’ money back. Cyberpunk 2077 could’ve turned out an unprecedented success, but the overdrive controversy and then delays made it a mess. On top of it, all this didn’t even help it in any way. And that’s why everyone seems to be completely disappointed.
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