Cyberpunk 2077 player numbers skyrocketing after successful Edgerunner anime launch on Netflix
Cyberpunk 2077 saw a huge spike in players over a span of a full week on Steam.
Cyberpunk 2077 is once again the number 1 selling game on Steam and it had a consecutive player growth every day on Steam in the week 38 of 2022.
Is it a coincidence, CD Projekt red seems to have found a good recipe? The Witcher series launched on Netflix and then we saw a huge spike in player numbers for the Witcher games. Now the same thing happened for Cyberpunk 2077 after the release of the anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on Netflix.
Not only was it the top selling game in the week 38 of 2022, but it also saw constant growth over the week:
- Monday: 78,478
- Tuesday: 83,252
- Wednesday: 86,130
- Friday: 97,232
- Saturday: 122,376
- Sunday: 136,724
In prior months Cyberpunk 2077 had an average of 10,000 to 15,000 players on steam. Now this past Sunday (25. September) it reached a peak of 136,724 players. Lets not forget, this is only Steam, we don't have numbers for the consoles and their own platform GOG (GoodOldGames).
The Cyberpunk: Edgerunners anime was a huge success on Netflix and therefore pushed a lot of people to try out the game or come back to it. Cyberpunk 2077 was also on a 50% discount during the launch week of the anime, smart move.