Cyberpunk 2077 Had Biggest Digital Game Launch Ever – Report

by | Jan 25, 2021 | Gaming

Cyberpunk 2077’s launch may have been a mess for CD Projekt Red, but the game still managed to sell an incredible number of units–and many of those were digital. According to the analytics company SuperData, the game had the biggest digital game launch of all time, even when factoring in refunded copies.

SuperData estimates that Cyberpunk 2077 sold 10.2 million digital units during its launch period, making it the biggest game launch based on both digital revenue as well as overall units sold. This number does not take into account the refunded copies, but SuperData said the difference would not be significant enough to overturn the record. SuperData has occasionally had its data disputed, as was the case with Epic Games in early 2020.

The report said about 80% of the digital sales were on PC, which could account for why the refund totals didn’t make much of an impact on this record. The game’s worst problems were predominantly on PS4 and Xbox One, where crashing issues and poor performance led CD Projekt to apologize and even offer its own refunds in case retailers would not accept them. The game is not currently available to buy digitally for PlayStation systems. However, you can still find retail copies.

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