PUBG Gets Close to Reaching a New Record of 2 Million Concurrent Players

PUBG Gets Close to Reaching a New Record of 2 Million Concurrent Players

Another milestone for PUBG is within reach.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is close to reaching 2 million concurrent players which would be a new record for the massively popular PC shooter.

PUBG already took on Dota 2's concurrent player record of 1.2 million, but over the weekend PUBG managed to reach a new high of 1,984,278 concurrent players. A huge feat for a game that still has yet to leave Steam's Early Access.

PUBG's Concurrent Players (via SteamCharts)

You can see on Steam Charts the kind of explosive growth PUBG's experienced since its launch in March earlier this year when it averaged just about 17,551.1 players. The tracking data paints a dramatic portrait of PUBG's gains in player count, having a nearly 300 percent increase after just the first month.

Over the course of the year that figure will continue to explode, leading up to the almost 2 million peak players count this weekend.

PUBG's popularity has also translated into sales, with the game seemingly selling millions of more copies every month. Its success has been such that developer Bluehole spun-off an entire new business to handle PUBG.

As PUBG continues to dominate the conversation in 2017, it will be interesting to see when and where this growth will slow. Even as companies like Epic are starting to launch PUBG competitors like with Fortnite Battle Royale, PUBG shows no signs of stopping.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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