Nah, poor Stainless and online players worldwide. You have to see it the way that it narrows the customer base as not everybody who has been slightly interested will take the step importing it, though it's fairly easy still, and new audiences might not discover it if not prominently visible on Amazon, Xbox Live Store, PlayStation Network etc. Of course hearing of a "banned" game making news always attracts certain people even more to it but I guess the overall sales will suffer nevertheless tremendously... Funny thing is, if I'm not mistaken, even Australia is getting it with a 15+ rating. We've come a long way regarding approval within the last decade but me thinking the comedic aspect and over the top comic-violence should be obvious and fine... Too much confidence...
Nothing has been newly banned though. Max Damage has just been refused certification and C1 & C2 have been on the list of prohibited media since their original release, they were never meant to be allowed to be sold in Germany on Steam or GOG in the first place which is why they are now removed.
I get that Max Damage being refused classification is effectively the same as being banned from the consumer's point of view right now, but it's actually quite different as far as the potential for release goes. If it were on the list like C1 & C2 then that would be the end and there would be nothing which could be done. Being refused classification, though, means Stainless have the possibility to still work with the classification board to get a version together which they will classify and allow to be sold.
Release a ragdoll version for germans and put Merkel's face on them.
The peds already have a low level of qualitly that makes them look and behave like ragdolls, so retexturing them to look like real ragdolls would just make the game more realistic.
Replace the blood particles with sawdust and you have a censored winner.