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PUBG is now Steam's third highest earning game ever

By midian182 ยท 6 replies
Mar 9, 2018
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  1. It’s no secret that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a phenomenal success, breaking both sales and concurrent player records during the last 12 months. But how does it compare to other Steam titles across the platform’s history? According to Gabe Newell (via PC Gamer), PUBG is the third highest earning game ever on Steam.

    Speaking during an interview yesterday, Valve’s CEO talked about how his company's hardware and software research has helped the games industry. “So you can have a relatively new game like PUBG, and because they can capitalize on all the other multiplayer games, the technology, the fact that China is now a huge market for anybody who does PC game development—So PUBG can come out of pretty much nowhere and become the third largest selling game in Steam's history. Their gross revenue over all time is already number three in fairly short order."

    After spending nine months in Steam’s Early Access program, PUBG got its full release back in December, which makes Newell’s revelation even more amazing. We don’t know which games are above it on the highest-earners list, but they're likely to be titles that have been around for a while, such as Dota 2.

    China, as Newell mentions, is a huge market for PUBG, and its influence has been affecting the monthly Steam hardware surveys. The game is so popular in the country that simplified Chinese is now the most common language among Steam players, while Windows 7, which is still used by many in the Asian nation, remains the most popular OS.

    As for Valve’s gaming efforts, the company is finally going to start making its own titles again, instead of focusing solely on technology and hardware. It has several new games planned but has so far only revealed details of Dota 2 card game Artifact.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,351   +1,133

    I played PUBG last night and actually, it's really good now. Lag is kept to a minimum, games run smoothly, even on my laptops 980m. Probably going to go back and Play PUBG quite a bit now that its all fixed up.
  3. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Maniac Posts: 258   +105

    Never played it or really looked into it very deeply. Sounds like a sandbox shooter? Kinda like DayZ but less about zombies and more about surviving other players?
  4. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 392   +261

    It's a lot like DayZ. Same "style" if you will. 100 players drop in on the map. Death is permanent. No respawning. Last one alive wins. You can play in teams of 2 or 4. The game is pretty intense, and very difficult. The bugs are 'mostly' worked out now, and the game plays pretty well. Fun game all around. It's most fun when you play with 3 friends.
  5. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Maniac Posts: 258   +105

    Sounds fun. I might have to check that out.
  6. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 693   +344

    A significant part of the revenue for PUBG comes from cheaters. Whenever an account is banned for cheating, the cheater often buys a new copy of the game.The PUBG developers make a big deal out of how they are banning millions of cheaters but the truth is that that is how they are making a huge amount of money. From what I have read, the game developers are doing nothing to prevent cheating in-game other than banning cheaters' accounts. There is also no effort to prevent the cheaters getting back in (like IP or MAC banning). And it's profitable for the cheaters as many are developing hacks to sell to others (mostly the Chinese as it has already been determined that 99% of cheaters are Chinese) or simply to massage their ego that they are so great at the game. So it is worth their time to buy new copies every time they get banned.
    I don't own the game. I'd like to but it sounds like a waste of time if cheating is that prevalent.
  7. Brock Kane

    Brock Kane TS Maniac Posts: 234   +133

    No "might" about it brother! Play it! It's amazing!

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