Cyberpunk 2077: A Bleak Future In Long Term

The sales don’t seem to be progressing so well, which could be causing trouble for CD Projekt RED.

Sony has removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store, so digitally, there is currently no way to buy CD Projekt RED (CDPR)’s December 10-launched game there. Its next-gen patch is also still yet to be released. This alone is a hit for the Polish company, but the Steam player base also seems to be showing a decrease, which – compared to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – is a terrible situation.

„We have seen a significant deceleration in the pace of digital unit sales of Cyberpunk 2077 in our data. We believe the company could sell-through as few as 500,000 digital units in the March quarter. This is based on the magnitude of deceleration we have observed, taking into consideration some of the commentary the company has provided on initial post-launch sales,” research and analyst firm M Science’s senior analyst Corey Barrett told The Gamer via email.

Barrett acknowledged that the PlayStation Store delisting plays a role in Cyberpunk 2077’s decreasing sales, but he added that „incremental sales appear depressed on other platforms where the title remains listed as well,” meaning no matter if we look at Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, or Microsoft Store, the tendency is still there.

And comparing Cyberpunk 2077‘s performance to other big titles, Barrett noted that the natural sales decline in terms of new digital units is much higher for CDPR’s title compared to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for example. Yet, he believes that CDPR can turn things around by releasing the first-person adventure on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

The problem is that the next-gen patch won’t launch until the second half of 2021. So it might be some hard times yet for the Poles.

Source: PSL

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