PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Hits $100 Million of Revenue on 4 Million Units Sold in Just 13 Weeks

PUBG is a Shacker favorite right now, and it appears they are just getting started!


Bluehole, Inc. announced today that PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has generated $100 million in revenue and sold more than four million copies since its Early Access launch on March 23, 2017.

Even more interesting information was made available regarding where PUBG players are located. PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is truly a worldwide phenomenon with 24% of players based in the US, 19% in China, 6% in Germany, 6% in Russia and 4% in the U.K. The game has seen further popularity in Eastern Asia with 5.5% of its players in South Korea and 4.3% in Japan.

PUBG has peaked at 230,000 concurrent users on Steam with more than 100,000 sessions being played daily. The game continues its success on Twitch seeing more than 350,000 peak concurrent viewers. 15% of all Twitch users (more than 120,000 people), watch PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS from the platform every day. At E3 2017, Bluehole, Inc. announced that PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS will be launching exclusively on Xbox One in late 2017, with the final version launching in early 2018 across the Xbox One family of devices. So expect more players to join in on this game later this year.

This is awesome news for a game that many Shackers play everyday. Congratulations to the team at PUBG! Looks like the next chicken dinner is on you winners!

For more information about PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, please visit and follow their announcements on Twitter @PUBATTLEGROUNDS.


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      June 23, 2017 10:36 AM

      Wow how many more great arms mods will make 9 figure sales?

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      June 23, 2017 12:12 PM

      They deserve it, they make a really fun game.

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      June 23, 2017 5:26 PM

      to bad i suck at this game ... :(

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      June 23, 2017 5:32 PM


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        June 24, 2017 12:29 AM

        He didn't even develop there, just lender the name and advice

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      June 23, 2017 6:55 PM

      This game is real good.

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      June 23, 2017 6:58 PM


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      June 23, 2017 7:37 PM

      Can someone give me a quick rundown of what type of game this is?

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        June 23, 2017 7:39 PM

        it's free-for-all counter-strike but you find gear in the world and the last man standing wins

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        June 23, 2017 7:42 PM

        basically the game area of hunger games

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        June 23, 2017 7:43 PM

        King of the hill with moving action zones on the map.

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        June 23, 2017 9:02 PM

        Battle royale. 100 people. 1 survivor. There is an island full of loot, u all drop in from a plane where you want. You pickup the best loot by finding it or killing. Eventually the circle of map shrinks more and more to make the fight eventually the size of a tiny room. 1 survives.

        There is also duo teams and 4 man squad teams.

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        June 23, 2017 9:40 PM

        1 map, 100 people parachute in and kill each other. If you camp in a house and don't do shit, you win.

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        June 23, 2017 10:45 PM

        Early Access game that is fueled by peer pressure.

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        June 23, 2017 11:19 PM

        One hundred million

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        June 23, 2017 11:27 PM

        Have you played DayZ/Operation Flashpoint/ARMA? It's basically that but a special game mode where you're dropped onto an island with a bunch of other players and you must quickly find weapons and survive/kill everyone else. The play area reduces in size over time so you're forced to bunch together.

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        June 24, 2017 12:24 AM

        1 vs 100, but with guns.

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        June 24, 2017 1:13 AM

        Hunger Games with guns.

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