74% of Cyberpunk 2077’s 8 million pre-orders were digital

By Dom Peppiatt
10 December 2020 12:09 GMT

Cyberpunk 2077 has only been properly out for less than 24 hours, and already CD Projekt Red has some mind-blowing sales figures to share.

It’s been a good launch for CD Projekt Red: Cyberpunk 2077 attracted over 8 million pre-orders, the developer has revealed. In a series of tweets, the studio has shared some numbers that give us an early indication of just how well the game is selling.

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The developer also revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 has been very popular digitally, with only 26% of the game’s sales to date being physical copies, meaning 74% were made on Steam, GOG, and the PlayStation and Microsoft stores.

When you look at the game’s popularity on Steam – where the RPG has overtaken Dota 2 and CS:GO with over one million peak concurrent players – the digital/physical split isn’t really that surprising.

CD Projekt’s sci-fi RPG finally launched on December 10. The game has generally gone down well, with critics broadly giving the title a warm reception.

“In the midst of such intense anticipation and scrutiny, it’s easy to get carried away with what Cyberpunk 2077 could have been,” we said in our 5/5 review.

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