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The most anticipated video game of the year — which stars “Matrix” actor Keanu Reeves —missed sales estimates for its first 10 days, thanks in part to a flood of customers demanding refunds over the bugging, glitchy software.
“Cyberpunk 2077” sold a staggering 13 million copies between Dec. 10 and Dec. 20, its publisher, CD Projekt, said on Wednesday. But the sales were still short of the 16.4 million units analysts had predicted.
The game’s troubled roll-out have already sent CD Projekt’s shares tumbling 40 percent since early December, when reports of the game’s seemingly unfinished state began making waves a week before its release.
On Wednesday, the US version of the Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed shares were down 2.8 percent to $18.75.
The futuristic role-playing game’s glitches have in some instances rendered the game unplayable on older consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The problems were so severe and widespread that Sony was forced to pull it from its PlayStation Store, while Xbox maker Microsoft has offered refunds.
“This figure represents the estimated volume of retail sales across all hardware platforms (factoring in returns),” CD Projekt said.
CD Projekt has promised a slew of patches and fixes through February that it says will greatly improve the user experience.
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