Did you beat Cuphead? Congrats, we’re in rare company. Only 4.16% of players on Xbox One can say the same. I managed to take a break from my PUBG addiction to finish off the outstanding side scroller last night.

The folks on Steam are a little more dedicated with 9.5% besting the Devil.

The numbers surprised me a little bit. Cuphead isn’t some marathon game that takes dozens of hours to beat. Sure, it’s hard as hell at times – but I figured at least 15% would have finished it by now. The good news is 80% of players managed to get past the tutorial and knock out the first boss. But less than half beat all the bosses in the first world.

Here are some more stats (on Xbox One) since Cuphead released three weeks ago.

Complete 100 parries – 48.23% of gamers.
Obtain all Super Arts – 9.93% of gamers.
Defeat a boss with an Extra Special move – 25.69% of gamers.
Complete a level without getting hit – 27.02% of gamers.
Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle I – 47.42% of gamers
Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle II – 16.70% of gamers.
Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle III – 6.90% of gamers.

The rarest Cuphead achievements include:

Complete the game on Expert – 0.26% of gamers.
Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle II – 0.88% of gamers.
Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle III – 0.53% of gamers.
Buy everything in Porkrind’s Shop – 2.39% of gamers.

While I managed to snag several rare achievements, there was one that I didn’t unlock despite more than half of players earning it. Cutting Corners (find a shortcut) was unlocked by 56.27% of gamers, but not me.

These Cuphead’s stats got me thinking. What do other games look like? I took a peek at Destiny 2 to see how we played it. And the Destiny 2 fanbase is one dedicated bunch. 64.08% of gamers reached level 20 (note: it’s probably higher, that achievement never unlocked for me despite being level 20). 42.85% completed a Nightfall Strike. And just over 15% beat the Leviathan Raid.

How about The Witcher 3? 21.28% of gamers finished it on any difficulty. That’s not too surprising. The Witcher 3 is a damn big game. Plus, this trend of less than 50% is common in most games. Fallout 4 saw 21.41% of gamers finish the game.

The numbers might be surprising at first glance, but there are plenty of reasons why only a fraction of owners ever finish a game. Folks have busy lives. Plus, we all buy games when they go on sale that we never finish. Hell, in some cases, never play. My Steam library is full of games I haven’t even touched. Damn you Steam sales!

So, have you beat Cuphead yet? What’s the rarest achievement you earned?

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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