The previous couple of months have not been the best for CD Projekt Pink to say the least. The lengthy awaited launch of Cyberpunk 2077 ended up being a catastrophe, particularly on consoles, ensuing within the recreation being faraway from the PlayStation retailer completely and several other refunds being issued. Because of this, inventory costs dropped dramatically, and not too long ago it was revealed that hackers stole beneficial firm data, together with the supply code to The Witcher 3, Gwent, and Cyberpunk 2077. As if so as to add insult to harm, it seems that Cyberpunk 2077 is not promoting very properly on console anymore both, as a brand new research from NPD finds.
Cyberpunk 2077 was topic to a number of delays throughout its improvement, however when it lastly launched, the console variations have been extraordinarily buggy. Significantly on PS4, many gamers discovered the sport to be virtually unplayable, because it was riddled with glitches that might halt development and crashes at inopportune instances. Now it appears the console gross sales are reflecting this troubled launch.
The research from NPD lists one of the best promoting video games in January of 2021 throughout all platforms, although there are just a few caveats to be thought of. For starters, NPD would not have any information about digital gross sales for Cyberpunk 2077, most Nintendo video games, and some others on this record, so it is perhaps barely deceptive in that regard. Even so, within the case of CD Projekt Pink’s recreation, half of all console gamers cannot purchase it on-line proper now since Cyberpunk 2077 was taken off of the PS retailer, so this most likely would not skew the numbers too dramatically a method or one other.
The picture above reveals the highest ten finest promoting video games from January 2021, and it would not take lengthy to appreciate that Cyberpunk 2077 is not even on the record. It’s because regardless of being ranked because the second finest promoting recreation in December 2020 behind Name of Responsibility Black Ops: Chilly Struggle, it ranked at quantity 18 this month. To be honest, that also is not horrible by any means, and sees it beating out different standard video games. Nonetheless, this is not an ideal look contemplating that January 2021 is the second month the sport has been out.
CD Projekt Pink has already detailed plans to repair Cyberpunk 2077, hopefully making it playable for these on final era consoles. Beneath the bugs and glitches is an unbelievable recreation that these with subsequent era consoles or PCs have been actually having fun with, so it could be a disgrace for that to go unnoticed. Cyberpunk 2077 gross sales will seemingly proceed to drop off for some time till these points are addressed, nonetheless.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out there now on PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X.