Cyberpunk 2077 may have gotten off to one of the rockiest launches in video game history, but managed to make a comeback following the release of the popular Netflix anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and its 1.6 patch which brought plenty of long-requested features into the game. In the wake of its sudden resurgence, CD Projekt Red has revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 has now hit a milestone of 20 million copies sold.
CD Projekt Red revealed yesterday that Cyberpunk 2077 had sold over 20 million copies, up from 18 million since last reported in April. The game, arguably one of the most anticipated in recent memory, managed to sell 8 million copies in pre-orders alone. That number increased to 13 million during the game’s launch month in December 2020.
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Several factors contributed to the high sales numbers, including CD Projekt Red’s reputation at the time as being one of the industry’s most promising developers after the monumental critical and commercial success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Releasing just a few weeks after the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, Cyberpunk 2077 managed to secure big holiday season pre-orders and sales too.
Unfortunately, those who didn’t have the newer consoles or a PC had to contend with the notorious PS4 and Xbox One ports, which were terribly optimised with numerous game-breaking bugs and glitches. CD Projekt Red managed to patch out most of the technical issues since then and some players chose to hold off on picking up the title until the game was up to scratch and in a far more playable state.
That brings us to Cyberpunk 2077‘s recent resurgence. While this increased player count and interest in the game can largely be attributed to the popularity of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the latest major patch also added a number of long-requested features like transmog, changing your character’s appearance in-game and many technical improvements to further stabilise the experience.
Cyberpunk 2077 is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC with free PS5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrades.