PUBG Sells 7 Million Copies, Remains Top-Seller on Steam
Sales for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) have begun accelerating. It was only three weeks ago when it was reported that the game had sold six million copies. That figure has now jumped over seven million and is already eyeing the next threshold.
According to SteamSpy, a third-party platform that collects data from Steam, the new sales figure was reached a couple of days back. Next week will mark five months since PUBG was released in early access. In that light, the game is selling more than a million copies on average every single month.
Considering the $30 price tag, developer Bluehole has raked in at least $210 million in revenue already. This does not even account for the new in-game vanity items that were introduced earlier this month, and which have been selling on the Steam Marketplace for exorbitant amounts.
Earlier this week, PUBG registered more than 600,000 concurrent players on Steam. This accounts for a new all-time peak for the game, surpassing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and falling just behind Dota 2 during the period. This also extends the impressive record of the game as the third-highest peak player count in the history of Steam.
It even passed League of Legends on Twitch yesterday, which is a monstrous achievement. PUBG was the second-most watched game on Twitch for the week starting on August 6 with 16.9 million hours. League of Legends came just behind at 15 million. The leader of the lot was Dota 2 with 30.6 million hours. However, that was expected since it was hosting The International 7 for the duration.
PUBG is looking at an official release later in the year, by which it will also arrive for the Xbox One. A probable release for PlayStation 4 will take place sometime next year.