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The Witcher 3 Now Has a Higher Daily Concurrent Player Peak Than Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam

CDPR's Previous RPG from 2015 is Proving to Still Be More Popular Than Their New IP

February 18, 2021 by

CD Projekt Red’s launch of Cyberpunk 2077 made history when it became the first singleplayer game to break 1 million concurrent players on Steam back in December.

But after a record-breaking start, performance issues and bugs quickly halted Cyberpunk‘s hype train, resulting in the game losing 79% of its players in the first month.

Now, two months after its release, Cyberpunk 2077 is seeing its player counts dip below CDPR’s six-year-old RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

After falling from its #1 spot on Steam, this week Cyberpunk 2077 peaked at #29 with The Witcher 3 jumping ahead to #27… and despite maintaining Mostly Positive reviews, CDPR’s new IP keeps losing players — now down 96% since launch.

In the past 48-hours, Cyberpunk 2077 peaked with just 27k concurrent players on Steam — 20% less than The Witcher 3‘s peak of 34k players over the same time frame.

Even last week’s Lunar New Year sale on Steam (which cut $10 off Cyberpunk‘s $60 price) didn’t have a positive impact on the game’s declining player base who seem to have run out of things to do in Night City or are waiting for major bug fixes, new content, or multiplayer.