“Cyberpunk 2077” hits the market today as one of the most anticipated video games ever.
Developer and publisher CD Projekt spent nearly a decade and more than $130 million on the game. Actor Keanu Reeves stars in the story, set in a violent, dystopian future.
CD Projekt’s stock price is up 50% in 2020. For a moment this year, it had the highest market value among public companies in Poland at nearly $11 billion.
The game is expected to sell 18 million to 25 million copies in its first month, which would place it among the biggest video game debuts of all time.
Blockbuster Gaming Debuts:
- “Grand Theft Auto V” generated $1 billion from three days of sales in 2013
- “Red Dead Redemption 2” made $725 million in three days in 2018
- “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” earned over $600 million in three days in 2019
- “Animal Crossing: New Horizon” sold 13.41 million copies in its first six weeks this year
The best-selling game of all time?Minecraft, with more than 200 million copies sold since 2011.