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The game was pre-ordered by an astonishing 8 million people, which the CDPR investor relations account went on to divide by platform.
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59% of 8 million is 4.72 million copies, so CP 2077 is over a million units ahead of Shadowlands even before the purchases made on day one itself. Once those figures are available we’ll update the total.
Obviously this comparison isn’t apples to oranges, but it’s particularly striking that CDPR has achieved Cyberpunk’s debut videogame. A chunk of that success is just down to marketing, of course, but it also shows the size of the audience that CDPR has built over its Witcher games.
Cyberpunk 2077 had over a million concurrent Steam players on launch day. Our review found a lot to love in CDPR’s vision of the future, but a hell of a lot of bugs taint the experience. If you have the right rig for it the game runs a lot smoother, but for many the recommended spec of a 1060 doesn’t seem to be enough.