Cyberpunk 2077: 20 million copies in the first year?
The anticipation of fans of Cyberpunk 2077 is certainly not a mere figment. The cold hand of Projekt Red CD, which tried a completely different approach from other developers, made fans even more enthusiastic to support the game they made after The Witcher 3. Most of them were even embarrassed to hijack it because they were given content that was appropriate for the money paid. With that much confidence, it’s no wonder that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to sell millions of copies in its release.
As written by Bloomberg in the list of 50 companies that must be considered in 2020. In the list that is dominated by technology, food, and insurance companies, CD Projekt is the only video game company included in it. The author, Matthew Kanterman claims that his latest game, Cyberpunk 2077 will be their company’s new record. Matthew predicts that the game will sell 20 million copies in its release year.
Although the work of this Polish studio is indeed not in doubt. But selling 20 million copies in the first year would be pretty crazy. If you have to compare Marvel’s Spider-Man as an exclusive game and the best-selling superhero game today with total sales of 13.2 million copies until August. While Red Dead Redemption 2 is even crazier because Rockstar managed to sell 25 million copies in its quarter of release.
This is certainly triggered by their actions that are extraordinary. On the one hand, Spider-Man is a super-hero franchise that is loved by fans both comics and films, on the other hand, Red Dead Redemption itself is a unique cowboy franchise during the PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. Rockstar as a developer has also never doubted its ability to create open-world games thanks to its experience of more than 10 years working on Grand Theft Auto. 20 million against old players would be a crazy challenge and prediction by Bloomberg and for Cyberpunk 2077.
However, it seems that Bloomberg’s claim is not alone, because the brokerage firm Stockwatch also predicts that Cyberpunk 2077 will sell at least 19 million copies in its first year. If that really happens, then he will compete with the sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in a short time.
In its August financial report, CD Projekt itself claims that currently, Cyberpunk 2077 has a fairly encouraging number of pre-orders. They believe that if the review has a good score, then there is a possibility that the latest IP will set a new record as one of the best-selling IPs throughout its work. We wait for it.
Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on April 16, 2020, on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can follow all our latest articles about the game to get the latest information about it.