PUBG Passes 3 Million Concurrent Users On PC
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PUBG is one of the biggest games on the planet and it continues to grow. On December 30, the Hunger Games-like shooter passed 3 million concurrent players on Steam. That's up from 2 million at the start of October and 1 million peak concurrent users in September.
Playerunknown himself, Brendan Greene, has said he thinks the game could reach 100 million total players (not concurrent) to achieve League of Legends-like success. Three million is more than four times the number of the second-most popular game on Steam, Dota 2, which had around 705,000 concurrent users on December 30. It's down today, January 2, as the game had around 2.79 million concurrent players, according to Steam's own public stats.
OVER 3 MILLION!! Thank you all for helping us reach this amazing milestone! GG WP everybody <3 pic.twitter.com/twUQkSkP5U— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) December 29, 2017
The new player milestone comes on the heels of PUBG's 1.0 release in December. Some might have been waiting for PUBG to leave Early Access before jumping in.
PUBG came to Xbox One through the Game Preview program on December 12. It was a quick hit there, selling 1 million copies in its first 48 hours. The game has sold an astonishing 30 million copies; it sells for $30, so that's around $900 million in revenue.
In other PUBG news, developer PUBG Corp. recently said it wants to bring the game to "every platform" so a PlayStation 4 release could be in the cards. Additionally, the developer said it has spoken with Netflix and people in Hollywood about extending the game to new mediums.