PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was definitely one of the, if not the biggest surprise of 2017 with how popular it got on PC during early access before its eventual release at the tail end of the year. While the game has since come to Xbox One as well, though in early access form, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has continued to do exceptionally well on PC, with it just surpassing a very big mark on Steam.
Starting the new battle royale mode craze that has carried over to games like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been one of the best selling games of the past year, even while in early access.
More specifically, PUBG has now surpassed the 30 million copies sold mark on PC according to SteamSpy. As of this writing, SteamSpy says that 30,065,693 people have bought the game through Steam, with a little leeway on sales on either side of that.
What might be even more impressive is that fact that it states they have had just over 20 million playing the game in the last week, which is two thirds of the total player base that have purchased the game on Steam. With the way that people grow tired of games and move on, especially with the gauntlet of games we’ve seen in the last few weeks, it is crazy that they have had two thirds of the owners play the game in the last week.
The exponential growth of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is probably going to slow a bit as so many people already have the game, but I have no doubt it will still continue to be very successful moving forward.