Just recently, Activision Blizzard had every reason to be happy when World of WarCraft: Shadowlands set a new record for the fastest-selling PC game of all time. This was pulverized a little later by Cyberpunk 2077.
World of WarCraft: Shadowlands recently had a great PC start and sold a whopping 3.7 million copies for the platform on the day of publication. This broke the long-lasting record of Diablo III – its time with 3.5 million sales in the same period – but the top position belonged to the Blizzard title for a short time.
Reason: Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt RED, which was only released this week, has virtually pulverized this new record. The developers and Witcher makers recently announced the immense number of pre-orders of 8 million sales – and now it is certain that many gamers have resorted to the Sci-Fi RPG on the PC.
59 percent of these pre-order numbers were accounted for by the PC – and so Cyberpunk 2077 already had 4.72 million sales on the platform on launch day. The record of WoW: Shadowlands was surpassed a few days later by a whopping million sales.
The lead should be even bigger, because the value only covers the known PC pre-orders. In addition, there are still PC buyers on the release day, so that even the 5 million mark seems possible.