Cyberpunk 2077 sells 13 million copies after refund

Polish game studio CD Projekt SA sold 13 million copies of its problematic game Cyberpunk 2077 as of December 20, a figure that takes into account the number of refund requests the company has received.

The studio’s expected sales update does not include any information about the amount of the refunds themselves, just the net sales number. Cyberpunk was so plagued by glitches that Sony pulled the title off its PlayStation Store, while Microsoft offered Xbox users full refunds.

“This number represents the estimated volume of retail sales across all hardware platforms (taking into account returns submitted by retail customers in both brick and mortar and digital stores), i.e. the ‘sales count’ minus any refund requests e-mailed directly to the company,” said CD Project in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

The sales figure is roughly half the 12-month sales forecast from a Bloomberg survey of nine analysts conducted before Sony removed the game from business. The game had more than 8 million pre-orders prior to its December 10th debut, sparking an online outcry from gamers disappointed with its poor performance and a collapse in CD Projekt’s share price.

CD Projekt was up 4.6 percent in Warsaw on Tuesday before the sales update was released. Since its peak on December 4, the company has lost 40 percent of its market value, or about PLN 18 billion (approximately Rs.35,900 billion).

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