The players have definitely warmed up Cyberpunk 2077 in the wake of the latest discounts. The game has returned to the lists of best-selling titles on PC, and its views on YouTube have jumped 540% in the past week. CD Projekt itself, however, still does not disclose the Cyberpunk 2077 Sales.
The NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella shared insights into the Cyberpunk 2077 Views on Twitter. The first peak occurred on November 23, when the game generated 3.7 million views on YouTube, up from just 0.8 million the day before.
According to Piscatella, a 540% spike in the past seven days “lines in line with new videos from primarily Russian-language creators like GSTV (1.1 million subscribers) and XGTV (566,000 subscribers).” Cyberpunk 2077however, only appeared in three news videos on these channels in the past week, so it’s unclear why Piscatella highlighted these particular content creators.
All in all, a lot of players have really changed their attitude towards the PC version of the game. Thanks to a 50% discount, Cyberpunk 2077 became the third best-selling title on Steam last week. As for today, it currently sits in the first place.
The user score has also improved over the past few weeks. 83% of recent reviews for Cyberpunk 2077 are positive. The game now has an overall rating of 76% on Steam based on 411,000 reviews.
The PC version has always been the best version of the game, and the discount certainly doesn’t hurt. A bunch of positive reviews started rolling in on Steam about a week ago, and on November 23, the number of views on YouTube was huge. Patch 1.3 also arrived last month.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 29, 2021
In other CD Projekt news, the company published its financial report for Q3 2021 (ending September 30). Here are the main lessons:
- Revenue amounted to PLN 144.46 million ($35 million), an increase of 38.2% year-on-year;
- Net profit was PLN 16.3 million, down 43% year-on-year;
- It is not known how many copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have been sold this year so far. CD Projekt said the remaining 60% of development expenses will be amortized within five years (at 3% per quarter);
- Next generation versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 are expected to release in Q1 and Q2 2022 respectively. The company will share more details early next year;
- CD Projekt is on its way to parallel development of two AAA games at once. The company is now increasing its R&D costs for future unannounced projects;
- As CD Projekt began to cut costs for the Cyberpunk 2077 support, most of the company’s developers continue to work on the game. The team working on the first major expansion is also growing.