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author: Adrian Werner

Cyberpunk 2077 Keeps Rising; The Witcher 3's Activity Record Broken Again [UPDATE: Sunday Result]

The popularity of Cyberpunk 2077 continues to grow. The activity results obtained yesterday on Steam are higher (again) than the all-time record of The Witcher 3.


Renaissance of Cyberpunk 2077 continues. Sunday's activity record was even higher than Saturday's, at 136 724 concurrent users on Steam.

CD Projekt RED's game is also selling brilliantly. As of yesterday, it is the biggest global bestseller on Steam among video games. Higher revenue is generated only by sales of Steam Deck, which is not surprising, considering that the device costs almost ten times more.

Cyberpunk 2077 Keeps Rising; The Witcher 3s Activity Record Broken Again [UPDATE: Sunday Result] - picture #1
Source: Steam.

Original message (September 26, 2022)

Cyberpunk 2077 is still on the rise and continues to impress with its performance.

  1. Yesterday's activity record of CP2077 on Steam was 122,376 concurrent players.
  2. This shows a steady upward trend, not a one-day phenomenon - last weekend's record was 85,000 users on Steam and it was the game's best result since January 2021.
  3. What's more, the 122k figure reached yesterday is more than the all-time record of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which stands 103,329 concurrent users on Steam and was achieved in early 2020.

Reasons for the renaissance of Cyberpunk 2077 are many. The game is helped by the warmly received patch 1.6 and an attractive 50% discount. Previous major updates and discounts have also increased activity, but not to such a high level. This time, however, they are accompanied by an excellent anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners released on Netflix. As you can see, the animated series has successfully encouraged many players to return to the game or check it out for the first time. These people are discovering that the current title is something much better than the rough version from the launch, and as a result they are staying in Night City for longer.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that this isn't the first time a Netflix production has led to a renaissance in CD Projekt RED's game. The aforementioned activity record of The Witcher 3 was achieved after the live-action series The Witcher reignited gamers' interest in Wild Hunt.

  1. Cyberpunk 2077 Review - Samurai, You've Got a Great RPG to Play! (PC version)
  2. Cyberpunk 2077 - game guide
  3. Cyberpunk 2077 - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.