While Cyberpunk 2077 performs decently on PC, it is an absolute mess on consoles. But as time passes it is becoming more evident how big of a mess the game really is. Almost every month since launch, players have been getting a new reminder of why the game is such a travesty.
So, this was bound to dent the sales of the game at some point. On NPD’s list of best-selling games, the game dropped from Number 2 in December 2020 to Number 18 in January 2021; a steep drop of 16 places. Here’s the full list:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Madden NFL 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Ring Fit Adventure
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- NBA 2K21
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- FIFA 21
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Just Dance 2021
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Super Mario Party
- UFC 4
As you can see, the game is barely able to perform against years-old releases like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mortal Kombat 11. However, CDPR does not provide digital sales numbers to the NPD group. So, this may not constitute the full picture of how sales of the game are performing. Due to its moderate success on PC, it is possible that the game could be doing much better on Steam. Additionally, it is also important to note that the game still isn’t back on the PS store.
While the game takes a beating on the sales front, things are not very rosy at the corporate front either. CDPR was subject to a vicious ransomware attack earlier this week where hackers got hold of the source codes for the company’s most high-profile games including those of Cyberpunk 2077. To make matters worse, the hackers sold the codes to an unknown buyer on the dark web. At the moment, the identity of neither the hackers nor the buyers is known but local police departments are investigating the situation.
About Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure RPG developed and published by CD Projekt Red.
The game is set in Night City, a seemingly utopian megalopolis where anything and everything is possible, on the surface, that is. We play as V, a mercenary that is after an implant that serves as the key to immortality. The humongous game world offers a lot of pathways, choices, allies, and enemies. The best part; every single choice and action of yours will forge the story around you!
Cyberpunk 2077 released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on December 10th, with a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X release set for 2021!