Cyberpunk 2077 has only been out for a matter of hours at this point. Even if you’re yet to make it out of the robust character creator, developer CD Projekt Red has wasted little time in sharing some early sales figures for the highly anticipated RPG.
The company revealed on its Twitter account that Cyberpunk 2077 managed to attract over eight million preorders in the lead up its release. Even factoring in potential cancellations, those are incredibly impressive numbers, with 59% of those sales being for the PC version of the game. Appropriately enough, the RPG has also done very well digitally, as 74% of preorders were sold on Steam, GOG, and the PlayStation and Microsoft stores.
Looking at the game’s popularity on Steam, the digital/physical split isn’t all that surprising. According to Steam DB, there were 1,003,264 concurrent Cyberpunk 2077 players when the game launched last night, which easily dwarfs the peaks achieved by other massive PC titles like Grand Theft Auto V, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Fallout 4. For as gargantuan as that number may be, however, it still isn’t enough to topple the lifetime peaks of heavyweights Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
CD Projekt’s latest earned a score of 7/10 in GameSpot’s Cyberpunk 2077 review. “The side quests and the characters they showcase are the shining beacon through the neon-soaked bleakness of Night City, and they give you room to explore the best the core RPG mechanics have to offer. These are what carried me through an otherwise disappointing experience,” reviewer Kallie Plagge said.
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