In case you somehow missed it, Steam recently announced Best of Steam 2021, an internal ranking on the digital distribution platform of top sellers by gross revenue, the titles it considers “most played” by contemporary gamers with highest peak, and so on. That’s not so surprising. What is somewhat surprising, however, is despite all its extremely talked about issues, and the fact that it was actually released in December 2020, CD Project Reds Cyberpunk 2077 still managed to rank in more than one area.
More specifically, Cyberpunk 2077 is part of the top tier of the most played games with over 200,000 top players, and although it did not quite reach the Platinum level for top sellers, it is only a small drop to Silver. Given that top sellers in this were measured by gross revenue, it will probably come as no surprise that a number of titles above it contain major DLC, expansions, or microtransactions in the game. As a single player title, Cyberpunk 2077s inclusion even so close to the top of the pile seems like a huge success.
Announces the best of Steam 2021! Take a look at this year’s top sellers, new releases, most played games and more!
Are you curious about which games had the highest number of concurrent players? The answer to that and more in this year’s list!
– Steam (@Steam) December 27, 2021
To be clear, none of this is actually a valuation of how good Cyberpunk 2077 actually is. It simply means that many people played it at once and that many spent money on the video game. Steam’s measurement of all of this is pretty opaque with no direct numbers attached beyond some occasional benchmarks, so it’s impossible to directly compare it to any other title. But it seems safe to conclude that despite itself, Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the biggest video games on Steam in 2021. The question now is whether it will continue in 2022.
Cyberpunk 2077 itself is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadium and PC. It is also available to play on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S with a free upgrade released later to take advantage of next-generation hardware. You can see our entire previous coverage of the video game right here.
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