Cyberpunk 2077 rakes in over US$500 million just with preorders with insane Collector's Edition containing V statue, art book, and Night City map priced at US$249.99
Cyberpunk 2077 has got off to a flying start, already bagging numerous awards and collecting mostly high praise from reviewers. But trophies and acclaim don’t pay the bills, so it’s likely the game’s developer and publisher, CD Projekt Red/CD Projekt, is very content with the revenue that Cyberpunk 2077 has already been generating. The company announced on its investor relations Twitter account that eight million preorders for the title had been made, with noted industry analyst Daniel Ahmad figuring that would amount to over US$500 million in revenue.
Half-a-billion dollars in preorders is certainly nothing to be sniffed at, and it seems over US$50 million of that already came two weeks ago via Steam alone, with the company being handed 80% of the royalties. CD Projekt also offered up some other interesting statistics about Cyberpunk 2077, including that preorders have been split 41% for consoles and 59% for PC. Interestingly, gamers have been overwhelmingly choosing digital downloading over purchasing a physical copy of Cyberpunk 2077, with digital distribution accounting for 74% compared to 26% for physical distribution.
It’s possible some of those physical sales have been for the fantastic-looking Cyberpunk 2077: Collector’s Edition (see image below). This version of the game comes in a limited edition box that houses an art book, a steel book, various stickers and patches, a keychain, postcards, a compendium and guide, and the game itself of course. Arguably, the highlights are the map to Night City, which could come in handy, and the striking statue of Cyberpunk 2077’s main character, V, in a dramatic action pose. However, this is definitely one for the hardcore fans, of which there are most likely going to be many judging on the reviews and sales, as the Collector’s Edition costs a hefty US$249.99.