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.

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.

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HesamB

" PUBG is one of the biggest games on the planet"

good, open with a joke.

if being the greates game on the planet meant only the player count then TETRIS is the best game on the planet.

frankly more gameplay too.

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NativePixel

@HesamB: You are slow.

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omegazeda

What is this PUBG that everyone is talking about?, i swear i am not living under a rock XD

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videogameninja

Looks like PUBG is the new Overwatch. Wonder if it will have the same legs.

-WORLD DOMINATION NINJA APPROVED-

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DarkRikuShadow

glad to see Dota 2 still up there!

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Zorlac

@DarkRikuShadow: Eh, it's still "leagues" behind League's 20 million concurrent it topped out at.

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chiefwiggum16

Love this game on my xb1x, i can only imagine running smooth as butter on pc.

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BanHammer

so you still want to know why gaming is dying? look at how many people payed for this and it isnt even finished. early access bs lol good luck i wont be buying this on pc or ps4 next year

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LTJohnnyRico

@banhammer: Yeah and how many of those paid full price and how many paid less due to it being in early access? plus even though the Game is in Game Preview on Xbox its still really fun and thats what matters, id have early access and fun over complete and sh*t any day of the week!

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analgrin

@banhammer: It came out of early access a couple of weeks ago. It got a gfx upgrade and severe performance boost when it did so. I've been playing it for a few days with no bugs to report so far

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LTJohnnyRico

@analgrin: Yeah it runs well after the latest patches.

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Dumachum

Half ass broke game by a garbage low budget cash shop mmo developer.

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analgrin

@Dumachum: not broke on PC. . . anymore.

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MrDouglas

@Dumachum: I'd rather play this then a half ass broken game from the so called AAA-developers...

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SythisTaru

Lol, nobody plays this crap anymore.

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Dumachum

@7tizz: It's all bots afk in the plane farming points to eventually sell. Seems you don't understand how crap like this works.

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HesamB

*Facepalm*

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chiefwiggum16

@HesamB: What's the matter? You can only afford a Pony? No PC? Must be a mac guy...even worse

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SADASDASD

@chiefwiggum16: damn how the hell did you assume he is pony man dont show your fanboyim

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chiefwiggum16

@sadasdasd: its safe to assume,but only here on gamespot

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sealionact

@HesamB: I know! It's not available on my platform, or I don't like it so huge facepalm from me too...

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SADASDASD

@sealionact: again fanboyism

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sealionact

@sadasdasd: He's facepalming the fact that it sold 3 million copies. Either because he doesn't like the game, or his platform doesn't have it which is what I pointed out.

Exactly what am I supposed to be a fanboy of?

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Abdulrahman1981

Is it coming to PlayStation 4?

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analgrin

@Abdulrahman1981: microsoft have a limited exclusivity deal so it'll probably be another year until it comes to ps4

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DARREN636

@Abdulrahman1981: yes.

it's just a matter of time.

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Abdulrahman1981

@DARREN636: Great, my friend highly recommends it, he is asking me to buy Xone for it

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DARREN636

@Abdulrahman1981:

it's playing with friends that makes the game truly great.