PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Has Sold Way Better Than Developer Bluehole Thought It Would


The game released on March 23, 2017, but most of the game's sudden growth has come in the last month.

Steam's all-time record for the most concurrent players has been broken by the game that nearly everyone is talking about these days: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Smashing Dota 2 out of the top spot, as it already did to the extremely popular MOBA in the top current concurrent charts, PUBG has annihilated the competition by roughly 50,000 players.

As a multiplayer shooter, Battlegrounds has also managed to somehow break records despite a crowded field filled with the likes of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch, as well as newer games like LawBreakers and Fortnite. They only expected to sell 200,000 to 300,000 thousand units in the first year on the market.

Those are some killer figures for both Steam and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. "You know, I had faith in my own game mode ... but [10] million copies and number one on Steam in just under five months I think we're at now?" Well, when you consider that it only broke the 1 million concurrent player threshold less than eight days ago, which means it grew a very healthy 35% since, it could and should continue to rise.