Cyberpunk 2077 and LoL on Netflix: Edgerunners stronger than Arcane?  The first figures have fallen!

Cyberpunk 2077 and LoL on Netflix: Edgerunners stronger than Arcane? The first figures have fallen!

news culture Cyberpunk 2077 and LoL on Netflix: Edgerunners stronger than Arcane? The first figures have fallen!

Every year, Netflix surprises us with the production of a successful anime adaptation of popular video games. After Arcane (from League of Legends last year) and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners this year, the SVOD platform is showing its talent in this area. But between the two, which has worked better? The answer with these first numbers!

Summary

  • Cyberpunk 2077 returns to success, Edgerunners anime is not unknown there
  • Arcane and Edgerunners: which is the most popular?

Cyberpunk 2077 returns to success, Edgerunners anime is not unknown there

Surely you have read it this week: the video game Cyberpunk 2077 sees its image restored with its television adaptation on Netflix. Cyberpunk: Edge Runners it is a success, which is measured by several indications. First of all, it is the number of concurrent players on Steam that has increased since last week to such an extent that it recently surpassed that of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. It’s going to be hard to beat the 1 million player record on Valve’s platform, but it does give some idea of ​​the title’s newfound popularity. To this can be added the million regular players in Night City mentioned by the lead quest designer. Title, flop when it launched in 2020, it has become a staple today.

The revival of a title probably due to numerous updates from the developers at CD Projekt. Released last February, 1.5 is a special patch that optimizes the game on next-gen consoles and follows the numerous fixes made by the studio.

Most recently, it’s the 1.6 update that tweaks things by bringing balances and fixes, but also new content related to the animated adaptation. Cyberpunk: Edge Runners. Available from September 13 on Netflix, the adaptation produced by the Trigger studio (Darling in the FranXX, kill prey) it is a success. The anime serves as a great introduction to the world of Cyberpunk 2077 by introducing the key elements of Night City bit by bit and is considered by many fans to be “the best publicity you can do for the gameSomething that is verified with the figures mentioned above but also with those shown by Netflix.

Arcane and Edgerunners: which is the most popular?

In fact, the SVOD platform has the habit of revealing every week the ranking of the most popular series per hour viewed. While some media wondered if Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was the best animated series made by Netflix since Arcane, it is this classification that gives us some answers. In fact, we see that Edgerunners has accumulated 14.8 million hours watched during the six days since its launch. Results that allow him to reach the eighth position in the ranking but that are not enough to dethrone Arcane, the series that is based in the League of Legends universe.

In fact, Arcane fared much better when it released in November 2021, with viewers watching 34.1 million hours. However, it should be remembered that the episodes of the latter lasted 40 minutes instead of 20: if this reduces the considerable distance between the two series, Arcane and LoL still perform better than Edgerunners and Cyberpunk 2077 during this first week. What to do next? In any case, there seems to be it motivated CD Projekt Red to expand the franchise.

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