Bluehole announced today that as of September 1st, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) – the first standalone Battle Royale video game – has sold over 10 million units since its Steam Early Access launch on March 23rd. PUBG also set a new mark for peak concurrent users (e.g. CCU) with over 970,000, highlighted by the strong reception at the PUBG Invitational at gamescom 2017.
During the four day PUBG Invitational tournament event:
- 92 players from 19 different countries globally competed in four different PUBG game modes (solo, duo, duo-fpp, squad)
- PUBG Invitational was officially broadcast across nine streaming platforms including Mixer, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, PandaTV, AfreecaTV, Kakao TV, Naver and Openrec
- Peak online viewership on Twitch official channels was 536,000 on first day (solo mode)
- Peak online viewership on PandaTV official channels was 5.6 million on first day (solo mode)
Chang Han Kim, Vice President and Executive Producer for Bluehole, said:
“It is amazing and gratifying to see the love and support the passionate fans have shown to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. Watching the thrilling moments during the PUBG Invitational with the great feedback from viewers is a realization of the continuing popularity of PUBG and our team is working diligently to bring a solid gameplay experience for full launch on the PC and Xbox One Game Preview versions later this year.”
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is a last-man-standing shooter that drops players on a realistic 8 x 8 km island with visuals that showcase Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities. Starting with nothing, gamers must fight to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies as they strive to be the lone survivor.