Cyberpunk 2077 New Sales Numbers: On Track To Catch The Witcher 3


CD Projekt Red has been riding a new wave of success with Cyberpunk 2077 in recent weeks. The number of players went through the roof (again) and at the same time Cyberpunk 2077 even blossomed into the most played single-player title on Steam – and for various reasons.

CD Projekt Red has now shared an update on the sales figures for the role-playing game: Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 20 million copies to date. The last update was in April 2022, when there was still talk of 18 million.

Over 20 million cyberpunks have been roaming the streets of Night City – partying with Jackie and getting to know Johnny, driving around with Panam and diving with Judy, hanging out with River and listening to Kerry’s songs.

Accordingly, the release of patch 1.6, the start of the Netflix series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and the announcement of the big story DLC Phantom Liberty not only had a significant impact on the number of players.

All information about Phantom Liberty: What we know so far about the addon, for which even Keanu Reeves returns in the role of Johnny Silverhand, you can read in our overview. 

Can V catch up with Witcher Geralt in the long run?

For comparison, The Witcher 3 has sold over 40 million copies since its original release in May 2015. Cyberpunk 2077 was able to reach half of it after almost two years. So chances are good that Cyberpunk 2077 will overtake The Witcher 3 in the long run.

After all, CD Projekt Red also has a lot planned for the future of Cyberpunk 2077. In addition to the story DLC Phantom Liberty, further updates are planned that will revise the police system, hand-to-hand combat and car chases, for example.


The mood among players has also changed noticeably after the launch debacle at the end of 2020. The Steam reviews, for example, have long been positive and there is also much more praise than criticism in the fan forums.

At the same time, The Witcher 3 proved how a single-player role-playing game could always generate new players and increasing sales over the long term. Similar to Edgerunners, for example, the debut of the Witcher series with Henry Cavill led to new and old players getting excited about Geralt’s search for his foster daughter Ciri.


The Netflix series Edgerunners has not only excited both old and new players for Cyberpunk 2077.  Image source: Netflix

The Netflix series Edgerunners has not only excited both old and new players for Cyberpunk 2077. Image source: Netflix

But be careful: To be fair, it must be mentioned at this point that a lion’s share of Cyberpunk 2077’s sales figures came about when the role-playing game was launched. After releasing on December 10th, Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 13.7 million copies by the New Year – it took the last 12 months, steady support and the Netflix series Edgerunners to reach 20 million.

Definitely impressive numbers. Time will tell whether Cyberpunk 2077 will eventually catch up with The Witcher 3 in terms of sales. At least one thing is certain: At least in terms of the number of simultaneous players on Steam, the cyberpunk role-playing game has already beaten its in-house competition twice.

What CD Projekt Red is planning for the future

This is how Cyberpunk 2077 continues: As already mentioned, CD Projekt Red not only announced Phantom Liberty, the big story DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, but also talked about upcoming updates. You can read exactly what is planned for patches after 1.6 in our corresponding article.

The Witcher 4 is also coming: After the release of Phantom Liberty, CD Projekt Red should then focus more on the next witcher role-playing game. The Witcher: A New Saga Begins has already been officially announced, and several sequels are also being planned.

You can find out what we know so far about the new Witcher and why the announcement was strictly speaking not intended for the players and fans in our detailed video on the subject:


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Do you think Cyberpunk 2077 will catch up with The Witcher 3 in the long run? Or would CD Projekt Red have to deliver more than just new updates and a single story DLC? Let us know in the comments!


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