Cyberpunk 2077 Reportedly Had the Biggest Digital Game Launch of All Time
Cyberpunk 2077, despite all of its launch issues and refunded copies, reportedly had the biggest digital launch of all time based on digital revenue and digital units sold.
As reveled by SuperData’s worldwide digital games market report for December 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 sold over 10.2 million digital copies, with PC accounting for around 80% of those sales. It’s important to note that Sony removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store in the middle of December 2020 following the performance issues that are especially prevalent on base PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
SuperData notes that these estimates do include the digital copies that have been refunded but that its “data shows that refunds did not substantially affect the game’s aggregate sales.”
Cyberpunk 2077 helped digital game sales reach $12 billion in December, which is a 15% increase year-over-year and made December have the highest monthly total revenue ever. While console earnings year-over-year jumped 16%, PC saw a 40% increase when compared to 2019.
SuperData also reported that Fortnite earnings on PC and console were at their highest since August 2020 and player numbers were larger than at any point since August 2019.
Grand Theft Auto V’s Cayo Perico Heist’s release resulted in GTA V’s highest monthly digital earnings ever, and although Among Us’ player numbers fell from November’s “roughly half a billion users,” it was still “2.8 times as popular as the next-popular game, Roblox.”
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Among Us also launched on the Nintendo Switch in December and is said to have sold 3.2 million copies, which made it the highest earning version of the game for that month.
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