Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Sets Crazy New Sales Record

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It appears that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has become the next big thing in gaming. As if toppling the likes of DOTA 2 on Valve's own Steam service wasn't enough, the game just reached a hit new sales record.

The developers at Bluehole Inc. confirmed today that the hit multiplayer game has managed to get a whole lot of chicken dinners, with over 10 million units sold. That's an unprecedented number, especially considering that the game is still in Early Access, with no final release date just yet.

In addition, Battlegrounds also set a massive new mark for peak concurrent users, reaching over 970,000 at one point, with the team noting its strong reception at the recent PUBG Invitational that was held at Gamescom 2017 last week. During that event, the company also reported the following stats:

  • 92 players from 19 different countries globally competed in four different PUBG game modes (solo, duo, duo-fpp, squad)
  • PUBG Invitational was officially broadcast across nine streaming platforms including Mixer, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, PandaTV, AfreecaTV, Kakao TV, Naver and Openrec
  • Peak online viewership on Twitch official channels was 536,000 on first day (solo mode)
  • Peak online viewership on PandaTV official channels was 5.6 million on first day (solo mode)

"It is amazing and gratifying to see the love and support the passionate fans have shown to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds," stated Chang Han Kim, Vice President and Executive Producer for Bluehole. "Watching the thrilling moments during the PUBG Invitational with the great feedback from viewers is a realization of the continuing popularity of PUBG and our team is working diligently to bring a solid gameplay experience for full launch on the PC and Xbox One Game Preview versions later this year."

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The game has been making huge waves on the PC front since earlier this year, and will likely continue that trend on the Xbox One as well when it's released in just a few months' time. The game even has the full support of Microsoft on that particular platform, which should help Playerunknown's Battlegrounds to catapult to even greater heights. More chicken dinners for all!

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is available now for PC through Early Access.