Cyberpunk 2077 was the best selling PS4 game in June 2021 despite Sony's warnings about its performance
Cyberpunk 2077's relation with the PlayStation Store had been rocky, to put it mildly. Sony unceremoniously booted the doomed AAA title off its platform due to its less-than-ideal performance on the PS4. Thankfully, it has now returned to the PS Store, but with a giant sign asking PS4 owners to steer clear of it. That sign doesn't seem to have deterred anyone from buying Cyberpunk 2077 at all, as it is June 2021's best selling game for the PS4 in both North America and the EU. The best part is that it outsold its competition in the nine-odd days since its June 21 return.
Interestingly enough, Cyberpunk 2077 is nowhere to be found on the corresponding list of top-selling games for the PS5, where Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reigns supreme in both regions. It tells us that PS5 owners do not care about CD Projekt Red's disasterpiece and are instead gravitating towards the few-odd exclusives that the platform has to offer. Therefore, we get to see many familiar names such as Demon Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Returnal across the board. Then again, the PS4 is somewhat obsolete in the current year, and there aren't many new games to choose from.
There is a relatively simple explanation for why PS4 owners bought Cyberpunk 2077 despite Sony's warning. For starters, many players have only one console for their gaming needs. Additionally, people would be curious to discover why Cyberpunk 2077 received all its flak by experiencing it firsthand. CD Projekt Red claims that it is satisfied with the game's performance on the PS4 and has legitimately addressed many issues that players faced on previous-generation consoles. Although the experience is still less than ideal on the PS4, many gamers have to settle for that or nothing at all. Lastly, upgrading to the PS5 is nigh impossible due to the global semiconductor shortage.