December 16, 2019 PUBG sales have crossed the 60 million mark.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds became a phenomenon and launched a genre in its earliest moments of success, but newer flavours of battle royale – from Fortnite to Apex Legends and Black Ops 4 – have pushed PUBG out of the spotlight. But while the game that launched the battle royale craze has slowed down, it’s still going strong.
PUBG has sold ten million units in the past 18 months, across PC and console combined. Total sales for the game have reached 60 million units, according to analyst Daniel Ahmad (just don’t trust his PS5 jokes, friends), which is up from the 50 million units PUBG Corp reported back in June 2018.
We don’t know how those numbers break down across platforms, but the Xbox One version of PUBG launched into early access in December 2017, and the full PlayStation 4 version followed a year later in December 2018. On Steam, PUBG player counts still consistently make it one of the platform’s top three games, alongside CS:GO and Dota 2.
PUBG’s success has redefined the path for multiplayer games over the past couple of years, and we’re likely going to keep seeing the effects for a long time to come.