PUBG Hits 5 Million Sales In Only 4 Months

The marriage of development team Bluehole, Inc. and the creator of the DayZ: Battle Royale, Brendon Green aka PlayerUnknown, continues to bear major fruit. We reported that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds had reached $100 million sales on 4 million units just a couple months ago and, as reported by PC Gamer, the game has now surpassed the 5 million unit mark.

The report is based on SteamSpy so it isn't an official announcement of the milestone, but Bluehole will likely speak on this sometime soon. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is of a genre of games modeled after the Japanese manga and film Battle Royale where a select number of people are dropped into a remote area and the last one alive is the winner. Battlegrounds' contests involve 100 contestants and players can either play in solo, duo, and 4-player squad matches. 

The incredibly intense game has grown in popularity not only for how fun it is to play but how fun it is to watch. The game sits right at the head of the pack on Twitch with 150,000+ viewers at the time this article was written and you're likely in the minority if you haven't seen a highlight video of some ridiculous feat in-game come across your social media at some point.

It did well enough right at launch in March of this year that it was welcome on stage at the E3 PC Gamer Show to show off its more ambitious future updates and break the news that it will be coming to Xbox One as a console exclusive.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently available on Steam for $29.99 and will be coming to Xbox One in late 2017. Even if sales slow a great deal, the game sits in the company of DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike for concurrent players on Steam. That's some incredible company to keep.

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