Have you heard about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) yet? Of course you have, it seems to be the only thing PC gamers have been talking about since its release onto Steam Early Access in March. The third / first person shooter (where 100 players battle it out and only 1 survives) has been seeing some insane levels of success. The most recent example of its success is that the game has managed to sell a crazy 10 million copies.
10 MILLION SOLD! Never did I think we would reach such a number! Thank you all for your continuing support of the @PUBATTLEGROUNDS team <3
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) September 5, 2017
This cements PUBG among PC gaming elite with very few PC games ever managing to crack this number. Whilst no infallible sources exists, we can fairly safely place PUBG near the top of the PC sales charts despite not being a finished product and despite not receiving a physical release. Wikipedia (if it can be trusted) places the game in the top 10 alongside gods of the PC gaming scene such as Minecraft, World of Warcraft and The Sims.
The game has also managed to dethrone Dota 2 (a free game) as the most played game on Steam as well as beat out League of Legends as the most watched game on Twitch.
With an Xbox One release on the horizon and more content continuing to be added to the game, things only seem to be going up from here. Of course it hasn’t been perfectly smooth sailing, with many players upset at the recent addition of Loot Boxes to the game. Nevertheless, I have a feeling this isn’t the last we are going to hear about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, not by a long shot.