PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds surpasses 10 million copies sold

By Shawn Knight
Sep 5, 2017
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  1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is showing no signs of slowing down. After racing to five million copies sold in just four months, the Bluehole-developed game has doubled the number of units sold – all within a span of less than six months.

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds debuted on Steam in March as a multiplayer online battle royale game and quickly fell into favor with gamers. As of writing, it’s the third-most played game on Steam based on concurrent players and the most popular non-Valve game on the platform (behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2).


    According to Steam Charts, players have collectively logged more than 316 million hours in the game. For comparison, the fourth-ranked game – ARK: Survival Evolved – has just 27 million hours logged.

    At least one analyst believes it’s the best-selling game on any single platform in 2017.

    What’s perhaps most impressive about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is that, again, it’s still a Steam Early Access title. Sales will only increase when it reaches general availability and finds its way to consoles later this year.

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds currently sells for $29.99 on Steam.

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  2. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,360   +857

    It is probably due to banning a lot of people which then had to buy another copy to play.
     
  3. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Maniac Posts: 215   +196

    Probably not. Let's just recognize a good game when we see one, for once.
     

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