PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits New Sales Feat

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has seen a steady, rapid rise in popularity since it first launched. According to Brendan Greene, Game Director for the survival shooter, more and more people are diving in—to the tune of 4 million copies sold, in fact.

Greene announced the milestone via Twitter, where he added that the figure was reached just three months after the game was released. Nearly a million of those units were moved in the past few weeks alone. Considering that most of a game’s sales are typically tallied in the first week or two after launch, that’s an impressive feat.

Right now, Battlegrounds sits as the fourth most actively played game on Steam. It resides alongside some pretty prestigious company too. The titles ahead of it—DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Payday 2—each maintain high player counts pretty much all the time.

On top of that, the game is sure to see an even bigger bump when it eventually hits consoles. During Microsoft’s press conference at E3, we learned that Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One this year. At the event, they were careful to call the game a “console launch exclusive,” implying that the exclusivity is only temporary and that PS4 players will eventually get their hands on the game as well.

A series of improvements and upgrades are coming to the game too. At E3, Greene revealed that a new zombies mode is on the way. Some quality of life stuff is also getting added. Specific examples include soon being able to actually vault over cover, varied weather conditions, and the addition of instant replay functionality.

If you haven’t purchased a copy already, the game is available on Steam; though, it’s not yet been discounted as part of the Steam Summer Sale.

Shawn Gallagher

Shawn Gallagher

Shawn Gallagher has been a gamer his entire life. Other features Shawn's possessed his entire life include being a: geek, nerd, fanboy, artist, writer, editor, and a glutton. Through these powers combined--well...he's no Captain Planet, but he can certainly share his knowledge with others using at least one of those traits.
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