Cyberpunk 2077 hasn’t had the warmest welcome in gaming history. That being said, it is still topping charts of Steam for the most sold game for the third consecutive week!
CDPR is not going anywhere!
CD Projekt Red, the maker of Cyberpunk 2077, has been the butt of jokes ever since the rocky launch of Cyberpunk. However, these revenue charts say otherwise. Even Valve’s Index VR Kit falls into second place and the trending game raft is in fifth!
Clearly, CDPR isn’t as hurt by the backlash because of the immense revenue stream that is still Cyberpunk 2077. The charts released were ranking games according to the revenue that was earned by them on Steam.
Some OGs of the gaming industry such as Grand Theft Auto V and CS: GO’s DLC are still able to achieve impressive numbers as both reached 7th and 10th place respectively. Not to mention, CS: GO just broke its own all-time record with more than 1 million players playing the game concurrently. The co-op masterpiece is clearly ageing like fine wine!
All of the restricted movement in the world has led Steam itself break some records of its own. Steam hit 23 million concurrent players on Christmas day.
It rose to a peak of 24.78 million shortly after that, breaking its previous record of 24.54 million set in April. In 2019, Steam had a peak concurrent player base of 15.8 million. The top played games during this time on the platform were, you guessed it:
- Cyberpunk 2077
- CS: GO
- DOTA 2
- GTA V
If anyone has been abiding by social distancing rules, its probably the gamers!
Interestingly, social games such as Among Us and Fall Guys became more popular on Steam this year. Understandably, it is probably because of all the people unable to meet family and friends, which found this particular genre a virtual reprieve from the quarantine.