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CHARTS: Cyberpunk 2077 starts 2021 at No.1 on Steam

CHARTS: Cyberpunk 2077 starts 2021 at No.1 on Steam

CD Projekt's Cyberpunk 2077 was the best-selling game on Steam for the first week of 2021.

The title has now been No.1 for the fifth week since its release on December 10th, following two weeks at the top spot for the two previous weeks thanks to strong pre-orders. This is despite the fact that the eagerly-anticipated RPG has faced a number of issues since its release. This is the second year in a row that has started with a CD Projekt game at the Steam top spot, following The Witcher 3's No.1 at the beginning of 2020

Second place goes to Microsoft and Rare's Sea of Thieves, which debuted back in 2018 and launched on Steam in June 2020. In July of last year, the title hit 15 million players. Valve's Index VR Kit was the third best-selling item of the week, coming in ahead of Rust from Facepunch. The title has seen a surge in popularity recently, with analytics platform Sully Gnome reporting that the survival game was the third highest-watched game on Twitch for the last seven days with a whopping 27 million hours of watch time.

Supergiant's Hades was the fifth most popular release of the week, coming in after a wave of success in the wake of the title being a regular name in game of the year lists at the end of 2020.

Axolot Games' survival game Raft takes sixth place in the Top Ten following its launch on Early Access back in May 2018, coming in ahead of Kinetic's co-op horror title Phasmophobia. Rockstar takes No.8 and No.9 with Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 respectively, while CS:GO DLC Operation Broken Fang rounds out the Top Ten following its release in December.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending January 2nd:

1. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
2. Sea of Thieves, Xbox Game Studios
3. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
4. Rust, Facepunch
5. Hades, Supergiant
6. Raft, Axolot Games
7. Phasmophobia, Kinetic Games
8. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
9. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar
10. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Broken Fang


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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