PlayUnknown's Battlegrounds Sets Record on Steam with 1.3 Million Concurrent Players

Battlegrounds creator expected 200-300K sales in 2017

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Even though it was released six month ago, and still remains in early access, Battlegrounds' growth has shown no signs of slowing down.

Once Battlegrounds is finally out, you can bet its player base will only increase, meaning the game likely isn't finished setting records for concurrent users.

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The video game digital distribution titan, Steam, has today hit over 15 million concurrent users. While these figures may not be quite as exact as Steam's own, they should be in the right ballpark, and all of these stats place PUBG's record roughly 50k players ahead of Dota 2's. Sure, looking at how it actually sold in that time (2 million copies) might make you think that this was a realistic expectation, however this is not a game coming from a popular and successful franchise like Grand Theft Auto.

"A lot of the [internal team], they really couldn't believe it", he told Polygon.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now available in Early Access on Steam for the PC, and an Xbox One version is coming later this year. And that's where you will have a great chance to live in one "giant" map, along with hundreds of other players where, as you know, the victor will be the last survivor.

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