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Callisto Protocol outsold a 12-year-old game

According to recent sales data, sales of The Callisto Protocol are being outpaced by a game that was originally released in 2011.


According to recent data from The NPD, the survival horror game The Callisto Protocol is being overtaken by Minecraftwhose original version was released in 2011. The Callisto Protocol released in December to mixed reviews, which may have played a role in the game’s struggle to make a big impact on its sales.


Reports indicate that The Callisto Protocol is not meeting its sales expectations, with data from The NPD Group suggesting that it didn’t even make the top 10 best-selling games for December 2022. The top 10 best-selling games for December 2022 were reportedly, in order, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, scarlet and violet pokemon, god of war ragnarok, Madden NFL 23, fifa23, sonic frontiers, elden ring, Need for Speed: Unbound, mario kart 8 deluxeY Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion.

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Unfortunately for developer Striking Distance Studios and publisher Krafton, The Callisto Protocol landed in 17th position. Other games ahead included NBA 2K23, Just Dance 2023 Edition, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Minecraft, super smash bros ultimateY nintendo switch sports. The only games that The Callisto Protocol beat were Animal Crossing: New Horizonswhich was originally released in 2020, splatoon 3Y gotham knights.

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Time Minecraft it was the oldest game to beat The Callisto Protocol in sales, other titles that are years old also surpassed it. super smash bros ultimate is about five years old, yet reportedly sold more in December 2022 than The Callisto Protocol made. mario kart 8 deluxe released for Switch in 2017, but the original version was a Wii U game that released in 2014. New content is still released regularly for Minecraft Y mario kart 8 deluxealthough no new DLC is planned for super smash bros ultimate at the time of writing this article.

The Callisto ProtocolThe mixed reviews of and the fact that it was a new IP likely played a part in the game failing to meet sales expectations. It will be interesting to see if post-launch support for the sci-fi horror game can change things. The Callisto ProtocolThe latest update of added the requested New Game+ feature, and there are many future updates planned for the game as well. These updates and other new content may help generate more interest in The Callisto Protocolalthough that remains to be seen.

It is also worth noting that The Callisto Protocol Came out during the busy Christmas shopping season. Being a new IP with no real name recognition and a horror title, it probably worked against him.

The Callisto Protocol is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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Source: The NPD Group, IGN

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