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PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M

Developer Bluehole and Brendan "PLAYERUNKNOWN" Greene announces that PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has now sold over a million copies in just a couple of weeks of early access. Here's word on the battle royale game's surprising success:

Holding strong as Steam’s number one seller for more than two weeks, Bluehole and Brendan Greene (aka PLAYERUNKNOWN) announced today that PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has sold more than one million units on Steam Early Access in 16 days. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has remained in the top three concurrent user count on Steam, peaking at more than 89,000 simultaneous active players at a given time.

The battle royale chart-topper has over 150,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch with more than 2,000 streamers streaming every day. To date, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has been featured on more than 39,841 streams for a total of 5,168,180 minutes streamed since launch.

“We couldn’t have reached this milestone without the dedication of our players and we are truly humbled by their passionate response,” said Brendan Greene (aka PLAYERUKNOWN). “As we move to make improvements and deliver new content we will actively engage this growing fan base.”

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13. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 11, 2017, 23:13 Blahman
 
Primalchrome wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 13:55:
Meh....PUBG is an early access title....and it is fully playable. Oh, it needs some optimization, polish, and hopefully more content...but it is well worth $30 even in its current state. PU has enough cred from his mod work in the past that I'm fine supporting this one.

Funny thing is, I'd put this one up against quite a few of the fully released games folks have bought for $60.

Exactly. People that are familiar with PlayerUnknown and the Battle Royale scene will have no problem dealing with PUBG's growing pains because they know the game has a competent dev team and a strong vision, despite not being a AAA studio and going through Steam Early Access.

They've said that they have about 30-35 people on the team. AAA studios have 10 times that or more.
 
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12. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 11, 2017, 13:55 Primalchrome
 
Meh....PUBG is an early access title....and it is fully playable. Oh, it needs some optimization, polish, and hopefully more content...but it is well worth $30 even in its current state. PU has enough cred from his mod work in the past that I'm fine supporting this one.

Funny thing is, I'd put this one up against quite a few of the fully released games folks have bought for $60.
 
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11. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 11, 2017, 09:32 StaTik
 
People want games. And in the absence of genuine games, they will listen to anyone who steps up to the steam early access. They want games. They’re so thirsty for it, they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no game, they’ll drink the sand.

We’ve had games who were beloved, who couldn’t find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don’t drink the sand because they’re thirsty. They drink it because they don’t know the difference.
 
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10. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 11, 2017, 02:12 Asmodai
 
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:22:
Well anyone who's hobby is gaming would be annoyed that our species is so stupid it will buy unfinished games before they are even complete. How many games have been released in EA and then once the developer has the money then abandons it?

This to me stinks of first world problems. There are so many stupid things our species does that actually matter to be concerned about first than people diving in to early access games...

Anyone who cares about gaming should be rightfully annoyed about it's negative effects on games as a whole.

Dunno, I've had quite a few pleasant surprises in the last few years where games were actually a lot of fun. I'm definitely skeptical of early accesses but I've had enough that tick the "felt like it was worth the bucks" or games that have delivered despite taking their time getting there that I think it's generally a good thing.
 
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9. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 22:39 Rhett
 
It's got quite a following already, with quick and decisive patching/updates, so I guess we'll see. There will be mod support too.  
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8. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 22:05 Shok
 
Well seeing as Playerunknown's track record consists of creating a FREE mod of this game for Arma2 which was complete I have no doubt this will be completed as well. This isn't some new guy on the block out for a quick buck.

But the glass is half empty!!!!
 
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7. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:41 Creston
 
Game status: Early Access.

Amount sold: Million plus.

Incentive to finish game: None.


Edit : ninja'd by jdreyer!

 
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6. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:35 RedEye9
 
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:22:
DaHauns wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:11:
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:09:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:07:
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M

...aaaand now it will never be finished. Great job internet.

Nothing new, gamers showed their true dumbass colors with the rise of mmo's and steam.

Really going for the Get Off My Lawn Award here, aren't we?

Well anyone who's hobby is gaming would be annoyed that our species is so stupid it will buy unfinished games before they are even complete. How many games have been released in EA and then once the developer has the money then abandons it?

Anyone who cares about gaming should be rightfully annoyed about it's negative effects on games as a whole.
MMO's, Steam and now Early Access. You're just mad at everything aren't you, how's that feel.
PRO TIP If your hobby bothers you so much it might be time to change hobbies.

 
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5. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:22 Suppa7
 
DaHauns wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:11:
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:09:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:07:
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M

...aaaand now it will never be finished. Great job internet.

Nothing new, gamers showed their true dumbass colors with the rise of mmo's and steam.

Really going for the Get Off My Lawn Award here, aren't we?

Well anyone who's hobby is gaming would be annoyed that our species is so stupid it will buy unfinished games before they are even complete. How many games have been released in EA and then once the developer has the money then abandons it?

Anyone who cares about gaming should be rightfully annoyed about it's negative effects on games as a whole.
 
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4. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:17 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:07:
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M...aaaand now it will never be finished. Great job internet.
lol
 
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3. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:11 DaHauns
 
Suppa7 wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:09:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:07:
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M

...aaaand now it will never be finished. Great job internet.

Nothing new, gamers showed their true dumbass colors with the rise of mmo's and steam.

Really going for the Get Off My Lawn Award here, aren't we?
 
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2. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:09 Suppa7
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:07:
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M

...aaaand now it will never be finished. Great job internet.

Nothing new, gamers showed their true dumbass colors with the rise of mmo's and steam.
 
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1. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M Apr 10, 2017, 21:07 jdreyer
 
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells 1M

...aaaand now it will never be finished. Great job internet.
 
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