According to PlayStation’s latest PlayStation Store chart for June, the CD Projekt Red title was the best selling digital PS4 game in both US / Canada and Europe, despite only having been on sale for just over a week of the month.
Cyberpunk finally returned to the PlayStation Store on June 21, six months after it was pulled from sale due to its buggy launch state. However, Sony has warned that purchasing the game for base PS4 consoles “is not recommended”.
Cyberpunk 2077 had been unavailable on the PlayStation Store since December 17, 2020.
Following three delays, the highly anticipated RPG released on December 10 with a host of technical problems, most notably on PS4 and Xbox One, resulting in the title being pulled entirely from the PlayStation Store a week after its release.
At the time, CD Projekt pledged to improve the title with future patches – it said March 2021’s 1.2 update included over 500 improvements – but also said customers not wanting to keep the game could opt for a refund.
Asked about the same situation in late March, CD Projekt’s SVP of business development, Michał Nowakowski, said Cyberpunk 2077’s absence from Sony’s digital storefront was possibly hurting sales across all platforms.
Unlike Sony, Microsoft chose to continue selling the game, albeit with a warning which still states “users may experience performance issues when playing this game on Xbox One consoles until this game is updated”.