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Polish online game maker CD Projekt SA mentioned it offered greater than 13 million copies of its Cyberpunk 2077 sport by December 20, under analyst forecasts, damage partially by refunds demanded by gamers who complained it was suffering from bugs.

A futuristic role-playing sport that includes Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, Cyberpunk 2077 was broadly seen as one of many largest premieres this 12 months.

“This figure represents the estimated volume of retail sales across all hardware platforms (factoring in returns),” CD Projekt mentioned.

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The corporate had not given gross sales forecasts and didn’t disclose what number of refund requests it had acquired however the gross sales fell in need of market expectations of 16.4 million, mentioned analyst Piotr Bogusz at mBank brokerage.

“While the number ranks Cyberpunk as one of the top-selling titles this year, it implies lower PC sales or higher refunds on consoles than we anticipated after launch, likely due to the various bugs and performance issue on PCs other than the high-performance ones,” Jefferies analysts mentioned in a word.

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The sport, launched on December 10, received off to a rocky begin after a backlash over technical glitches led Sony Corp to drag it from its PlayStation Retailer and Xbox maker Microsoft Corp to supply refunds.

The sport’s troubled roll-out despatched CD Projekt’s shares tumbling 40% from a report touched earlier than its launch.

The shares had been down 5% as of 0805 GMT on Wednesday, after opening greater.

 

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