Cyberpunk 2077 Records Strong Sales on Steam Despite Its Disastrous Early Days

Published 12/28/2021, 8:00 AM EST


The popular title Cyberpunk 2077 is one of Steam’s most top-performing games of the year 2021. No doubt this might be a little surprising for many fans, but it’s true. What’s even more surprising is this game has achieved two significant milestones.

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Yes, that’s right, not only it’s among the top sellers of 2021 on Steam. But it’s also one of the most played video games of this year. That means the entire gaming community enjoyed playing this title.

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The year 2021 has been full of surprises for the entire video game community. As the world witnessed some amazing titles like Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Apex Legends, Resident Evil Village, and many more. Keeping in mind these fabulous titles, it’s unbelievable that Cyberpunk 2077 competed with these games.

This must be a major achievement for the developer CD Projekt as well. In fact, this must be a proud moment for all the hundreds and thousands of devs who worked hard on this project. Here are the official steam statistics.

Cyberpunk 2077 launch, discounts, and more

Cyberpunk 2077 had a disastrous launch way back in the year 2020. In fact, because of its tragic launch, this title became a hot topic for the entire gaming industry. All this is mainly because the devs had some quite huge expectations from this game that clearly exceeded their capability.

During the launch, the game was in a problematic state, as various bugs and glitches plagued the entire game. Apart from this, the game also had other technical issues and a lot more trouble.

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In fact, the situation was so bad that Sony had to pull out the game from the PlayStation store. All this is because of rising complaints by the fans. But hopefully, the devs came to the rescue and fixed this game by launching many updates and patches.

It’s a sign of relief that the game’s in a lot better state now. And there’s no doubt the fans are having a good time playing this game. Also, there’s one more good news for the fans. Currently, Cyberpunk 2077 is going through a major discount of a whopping -50% on steam.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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