CD PROJEKT RED announced on Twitter how many pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 received. According to the statements made by the company, the game, which millions of players are eagerly waiting for, received 8 million pre-order. So how much money did this sale bring to the company?
Cyberpunk 2077 is the day today! The game that millions of gamers have been waiting for for years has finally been released. Although the game received negative reviews and focused on the criticism in the first place. So, the players do not put their best to access and experience this game. While the excitement of the players does not seem to fall easily, the developer team CD PROJEKT RED seems to be sitting back and enjoying the day.
An official statement about the game, which has delayed many times in the development process, 8 years since its first announcement. Finally, reveals the pre-order number of Cyberpunk 2077. According to the statements made by the company, this game, which will be talked about for a long time. So, has received much more pre-order than the total sales made by many productions during its lifetime.
One other thing to point out, that I think is interesting, is that we have a rough of idea of the development costs of the game thanks to CDPR financials.
The company has spent approx $135m on in development projects as of Sep 30, 2020. This will also include dev on multiplayer
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 10, 2020
CD PROJEKT RED: Cyberpunk Pre-Order Went Over 8 Million Worldwide
In fact, Cyberpunk 2077 was already known to be popular. However, the fact that Cyberpunk 2077 had already sold 8 million units as part of the pre-order was not something that was expected. Moreover, such a pre-order amount is an indication that the revenue from the game will be astonishing. Daniel Ahmad, one of the analysts of the platform named Niko Partners, known for his research on the video game industry, shared his predictions about the revenue of Cyberpunk 2077.
In the statements made by Daniel Ahmad, he says that this pre-order amount of Cyberpunk 2077 will have earned CD PROJEKT RED $ 500 million. When we compare this with the pre-order revenue of GTA 5, one of the most popular games in the world, we see that GTA 5 won almost half. At that time, the game had earned around $ 300 million in pre-order revenue. However, GTA 5 also made serious money on the first day of sales of the game. As the hour’s pass, the first day sales of Cyberpunk 2077 will be clear and we will see together which production has had a better first day.
— CD PROJEKT IR (@CDPROJEKTRED_IR) December 10, 2020