PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to turn heads and it does not seem like its popularity surge will take a dip any time soon.
According to SteamSpy, a third-party application that monitors sales on the digital platform, the massively multiplayer online battle royal game has sold more than 5 million copies to date. At the time of writing, around 5.3 million owners are rampaging through the terrain of the game and gunning each other down.
The achievement is remarkable, considering that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has only been out since March and is currently available exclusively on PC. Bluehole is now working towards a release on the Xbox One later this year. Looking at how the sales are only increasing with time, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is going to crunch some serious numbers when it finally hits consoles.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds took a little time at its launch to kick off but since then has become one of the most streamed games on Twitch. At certain points, it has even spikes ahead major titles like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In addition, the developer recently revealed that its beloved project is now fourth all-time for peak concurrent players, surpassing even Grand Theft Auto V.
For regular players, the monthly update is still on a hiatus after the developer ran into some nasty server issues. It now hopes to release the update next week, provided that everything is working as intended.