PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ meteoric rise to success shows no sign of abating. According to the latest Steamcharts data, Bluehole’s battle royale showdown now boasts the fourth highest peak player count in Steam’s history, eclipsing the mighty GTA V’s launch week.
This week a total of 382,561 players logged into PUBG concurrently. As well as this, sales of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are rapidly closing in on 5 million copies, achieved within a time span of fewer than four months. All this for an Early Access game; PUBG could be an absolute monster by the time its official 1.0 version launches later this year.
Looking at the figures, it seems realistic to assume Battlegrounds should be capable of eclipsing Fallout 4 in third spot within the next few months, although it's got its work cut out if it wants to make a dent in the lead of the top two spots.
Unsurprisingly DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive dominate the top two spots on the list, and by some margin. Fallout 4 managed to squeeze into third - showcasing just how anticipated Bethesda’s RPG was - before we come to PUBG in fourth. It’s quite surprising to see 6th placed Payday 2 peak at 247K this June, no doubt down to the free weekend, while No Man’s Sky makes a cheeky appearance at number seven. Launch hype goes a long way, and 212,321 players were suckered in by the epic tales of space fantasy back in August 2016, before spending hour upon mining resources from generic rocks.
The PUBG hype train shows no sign of slowing. For those of you who've been playing a while, does the game have long legs? Or are you beginning to show signs of fatigue with the formula? Let us know!