PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has reportedly passed more than 15 million copies sold since it entered early access on Steam nearly six months ago.
The confirmation arrives through SteamSpy, a third-party platform that gathers and analyzes data from the digital platform. Hence, there is always the chance for a slight margin of error.
At the time of writing, the number of owners is shown as 15,683,386 and quickly moving towards 16 million. The current rate depicts that the 20 million threshold could possibly be reached by the new year.
It was early last month when creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene officially announced that PUBG had registered 10 million copies sold. Moving forward from there, the popular online battle royale game has apparently shifted another 5 million copies in just a month.
This is simply incredible, especially when considering that the developer originally hoped to sell just about 300,000 units in the first year. PUBG is now even on the verge of marking 2 million concurrent players on Steam, which will be the first time that any product has managed to do so on the Valve-powered platform. Dota 2 previously held this record with nearly 1.3 million at peak back in March 2016.
PUBG is looking to leave its early access period and release fully for PC later this year, with an Xbox One version becoming available around the same time through the Game Preview program. There is also speculation about a potential PlayStation 4 version, but work on that will probably begin late next year.