Developer Bluehole has this week revealed some more information about the sales of the game so far. The game has been selling incredibly well so far this year, and has been smashing milestone after milestone.
But this week saw the biggest of the game’s achievements, though, as sales for the title smashed through another massive target.
Just two months ago, the game managed to claim a huge 10 million sales, but this week Bluehole announced that it’s managed to double that number in just eight weeks.
Creative director Brendan Greene announced this week that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now officially sold 20 million units on Steam.
The game is likely to see another sharp rise in numbers this winter too, when the game launches on Xbox One this December.
“.@PUBATTLEGROUNDS reached an amazing milestone this weekend, passing 20 million copies sold!” tweeted Greene.
“I know a lot of you are frustrated by issues w/ the game but the team is working hard to deliver a truly great Battle Royale experience for everyone. Bear with us, change is coming!””
That frustration relates to a series of outages the game has suffered in the previous weeks, as well as the cheaters that have started to proliferate within the game.
The developers warned at the time that “our battle against cheaters will not end overnight,” instigating a campaign against those seeking to abuse the game and its mechanics.
The game’s success doesn’t just lie in its sales figures, though: it also manages to attract 2.4 concurrent players – no mean feat for a PC game, and more than long-time record holder Dota 2, whose record rests at only 680,000.
PUBG’s erstwhile rival, Fortnite: Battle Royale, also had some massive news this week.
The free-to-play title has now also attracted 20 million players since it launched at the end of September.
The game has seen massive popularity with players and streamers alike, and similarly to PUBG its growth has been unprecedented.
For example, last month, Epic Games announced that Fortnite managed to hit seven million players, and just one month later it’s almost tripled that number – now claiming 20 million players have logged onto the game in its lifetime.
This number comes up as the game launched a new patch – one that lets you disguise yourself as a bush.
As comical as it is, the bush will disintegrate as soon as it takes any damage – even from the weather.
The new patch has also nerfed the shotgun, which many players have claimed was over-powered in previous patches.