Cyberpunk 2077 officially surpassed 8 million pre-orders worldwide, before it finally launched earlier today.
CD Projekt Red announced the 8 million pre-order figure for Cyberpunk 2077 through the tweet just below. That's certainly an astounding figure, and it's not unfair to say that Cyberpunk 2077 pre-order sales surpassed the lifetime sales of the vast majority of video games.
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Following on from this figure, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad had some excellent context to give. In the tweet below, Ahmad asserts that the 8 million pre-order sales figure would equate to roughly $500 million in revenue for CD Projekt, which comes in $300 million below what GTA 5 did for Rockstar. However, the higher figure for Rockstar includes day-one sales, so there's still the chance that Cyberpunk 2077 could yet surpass GTA 5's phenomenal day one sales figure.
Cyberpunk 2077 pre-sold 8 million copies prior to launch. That’s over $500m in revenue prior to release. For reference, GTAV did $800m on its first day including pre orders + day one sales. https://t.co/DNNZjp5w5QDecember 10, 2020
Back before Cyberpunk 2077 launched, there were conflicting reports on the pre-order figures for the game. Research group M Science stated that pre-orders for the game were looking "underwhelming" back in September 2020, while a few months later in November, CD Projekt revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 was outpacing pre-order figures for any Witcher game ever made.
After many delays, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out right now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Additionally, the game is a day one launch title on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, thanks to the backwards compatibility functions of all three next-gen consoles.
For a full list of the most devastating weapons we've encountered so far in our time in Night City, head over to our Cyberpunk 2077 weapons guide for more.