CD Projekt Red just announced that its golden goose, Cyberpunk 2077 has sold more than 20 million copies. The developers announced this great news on Twitter and thanked all the players who contributed to this success.
Over 20 million cyberpunks have been roaming the streets of Night City – partying with Jackie and getting to know Johnny, driving around with Panam and diving with Judy, hanging out with River and listening to Kerry’s songs.
Thank you and we hope to see you all in the Afterlife! pic.twitter.com/ifFLhg6npO
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) September 28, 2022
Reaching this huge milestone is no small feat. Cyberpunk now sits in an elite club of games including CD Projeckt’s widely successful and critically acclaimed game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Although it is still far from touching giants such as Minecraft or GTA V which sold 238 million and 170 million copies respectively, it is impressive how fast Cyberpunk achieved this milestone. It took Witcher 3 more than 3 years to sell 20 million copies. Whereas Cyberpunk pulled it off in less than 2.
In April this year, we got a sales update on Cyberpunk 2077 that the game had sold 18 million copies till April 2022. Thanks to Netflix’s Edgerunner anime adaption and the announcement of Phantom Liberty DLC, more than 2 million copies were sold in the last 5 months. The number is most likely to rise as the new DLC is released.
Cyberpunk 2077 sold more than half of its copies in the first 3 weeks of the game’s launch. Thanks to an excellent pre-launch campaign including fan favorite Keanu Reeves, the game managed to attract serious limelight and generated a lot of hype in the gaming industry.
After suffering from one of the worst launches in the gaming industry, it is really encouraging to see Cyberpunk 2077 doing so well.