Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest digital game launch of all time

Cyberpunk 2077
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Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) is the biggest digital game launch of all time.

According to industry analyst SuperData (opens in new tab), Cyberpunk 2077 sold a staggering 10.2 million copies in December 2020, giving it "the biggest game launch of all time based on digital revenue and digital units sold (10.2 million)". 

"A successful marketing campaign and the reputation of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt provided the hype necessary for the CD Projekt Red title to break records despite issues including performance problems on consoles, widespread glitches and the indefinite removal of the game from the PlayStation Store," the company said. 

The report went on to confirm that "an extremely high share of digital sales (80 per cent) were on PC, likely due to the delisting on PlayStation and overall state of the console versions".

"Regardless of the short-term financial success, the critical backlash means the developer will now have to invest significant resources fixing the game in order to rehabilitate its image before the launch of its next title," the report added (thanks, VGC (opens in new tab)).

Talking of which – Cyberpunk 2077 customers who asked for refunds are reportedly not being asked to return the game (opens in new tab).

According to a new report, several customers who took developer CD Projekt Red up on its offer to refund Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab) following its launch in December have received their money back but are still able to access the game. One person, who bought the game's $250 collector's edition, said that they "still had everything", including their physical copy of the game, despite having received a Paypal transfer from CD Projekt Red that included the added sales tax.

Although a couple of weeks back, during an emergency meeting, CDPR president Adam Kiciński said that it was "too early to judge" what would happen to the game's DLC (opens in new tab) and multiplayer mode (opens in new tab), free DLC is coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in "early" 2021 (opens in new tab)

CD Projekt Red recently released a Cyberpunk 2077 update with a laundry list of bug fixes and stability improvements, some of which were preventing players from making progress in the game. Though Patch 1.1 addresses a large variety of bugs and stability issues (opens in new tab), CD Projekt says it's just the beginning of a series of updates that'll continue in the coming weeks with Patch 1.2, which the studio has described as "larger" and "more significant".

Here are some new games coming in 2021 (opens in new tab) to get pumped for.

Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.