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The PlayStation Store’s top downloads list for June 2021 was notable in that it coincided with the return of CD PROJEKT RED’s controversial sci-fi RPG, Cyberpunk 2077.

Despite being removed by Sony late last year for “performance issues” (which the company still warns players about to this day with a disclaimer found on its store page), Cyberpunk 2077 managed to come back strong by grabbing the number-one spot in the list of most downloaded titles for June, beating out heavyweight titles such as Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K21.

Unfortunately for CD PROJEKT RED, it appears that PlayStation gamers have already decided to forget about Cyberpunk 2077 again.

Sony published its list of top downloads for July 2021 last week, and it revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 has already dropped significantly in the rankings. Actually, it seems to be worse than that, as the game has completely disappeared from the top-20 list of most downloaded titles in both the US/Canada and EU regions.

The discrepancy is not only surprising but glaring, as games such as Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K21 managed to maintain their top positions. GTA V and NBA 2K21 were the first and second most-downloaded PS4 games for the month of July 2021 in North America, respectively.

CD PROJEKT RED’s last major news update for Cyberpunk 2077 was its announcement on June 21 that the sci-fi RPG was finally back on the PlayStation Store. The game hasn’t received any fixes since June 17, the day that Patch 1.23 was released.

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The top download charts for July are here, and FIFA 21 has earned top honors on PS5 in both the US/Canada and EU regions. PS4 saw a split between regions, with FIFA leading the charge in the EU and GTA V surging to the top on the US side. Meanwhile, portal-based shooter Splitgate shot to the top of the Free-to-Play chart, thanks to its wildly popular beta.

Source: PlayStation

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2 Comments

  1. Notable that Anthem was #18 on EU chart, and that game is d-e-d.

    I am not surprised CB2077 isn’t on the PS4 list – Sony has pretty much told everyone with a PS4 not to bother. But I think we are at the point where the PS4 sales chart doesn’t mean a lot, if something like Anthem is still there.

    Also, holy cow, will GTAV ever die?

  2. Good points all around. I think it’s well known that Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that should never have appeared on XBOX One and PS4 in the first place. Sony has been al but telling people not to buy it either, so it shouldn’t come as any shock to anyone. I think console gamers that are interested in the game that haven’t bought it, are waiting for the next gen update for the PS5 and XBOX Series X.

    Interestingly, there has been something of a resurgence of people playing it on Steam, but I think a lot of people are waiting for the DLC’s to drop before getting back into it. Unfortunately, it’s been some time since the last patch (v1.23) and CDPR has basically been radio silent on what’s going on with the game. It’s believed that the next major patch will drop a few days before their next earnings call later this month. That seems to be the way CDPR has been handling things with this game.

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