PUBG Records 10 Million Sales in Just 5 Months of Early Access
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has reached another major milestone by surpassing 10 million copies sold since it entered early access five months ago.
The official figure was revealed by creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene himself, who thanked the community for its continuous support.
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
As impressive as the sales are, what is even more amazing is that PUBG crossed 8 million copies sold around mid-August. This means that the game managed to record an additional 2 million sales in the last two weeks, which makes it an average of 2 million sales every single month since it entered early access on Steam in late March.
PUBG is currently priced at $30. In that light, Bluehole Studio has roughly raked in at least $3 million in revenue already. This does not even account for the new in-game vanity items that were introduced last month, and which have been selling on the Steam Marketplace for exorbitant amounts.
Yesterday, the online battle royale experience managed to cross 900,000 concurrent players on Steam. It is closer than ever before to reach 1 million concurrent players on the digital platform, a feat previously achieved by only Dota 2 last year. For a week last month, it surpassed League of Legends to become the second-most watched game on Twitch.
To put it clearly, PUBG is showing no signs of slowing down and is likely to keep earning more accolades and achievements with every month. It is looking at an official launch later in the year, by which it will also arrive for the Xbox One.