Yeah, this kind of doomed CDPR. Even without the glitches and the console screw-up, people were expecting Witcher3+ - even better than the Witcher.
It's worth noting that Witcher 3 had many bugs and issues on and after launch with multiple patches to repair it.
I made some joke a few times about "And it will not be as good as the Witcher and then, the world will end". I was being facetious, but that's kind of what happened. Not only was it not, by most measures, as "good" as Witcher 3 ( I like 2077 a lot more, but I'm a Cpunk guy), but even if it -had- been as good, disappointment was inevitable if 2077 wasn't substantially -better- than Witcher 3. And in many ways, it was. Gameplay, setting detail, art engagement, etc. Not enough for most people though.
Friend of mine and I prefer to compare Cyberpunk 2077 with not Witcher 3 - but Witcher 1. Both were the first tries for the company and both had many glitches as well as much ambition. Yes, they know a lot more since W1 - but 2077 is a LOT more ambitious and has a LOT of firsts for CDPR.
So don't think of this as Witcher 3+, but more in terms of Witcher 1. For 2020. Also, in that sense, I expect patches will only do so much for the game. They will not be a magical fix, although I think there will be many patches coming.
Well, what I really meant to say was just that even if Cyberpunk 2077 had truly been a complete disaster (which I still feel it wasn't (though I have a truly amazing PC so sorry to consoles)) I still could have given CDPR a bit of a shrug and pass, just because The Witcher 3 was just that amazing. But yeah, your point too.