With its creators now comfortably rolling all the way to the bank, so to speak, they're making sure to announce major sales milestones of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The latest? They've officially pushed 10 million copies onto player's hard drives.
Announcing the monumental achievement today, September 5, means it took just over 2 weeks to sell an additional 2 million copies 6 months after release.
10 MILLION SOLD! Never did I think we would reach such a number! Thank you all for your continuing support of the @PUBATTLEGROUNDS team <3— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) September 5, 2017
In what can only be compared to Grand Theft Auto V at this point, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to rack up some seriously impressive sales figures that only seem to speed up as time goes by. July 21 is when it was reported that publishers Bluehole had pushed 5 million copies out the digital door, meaning it's taken less than two months to double what it managed in 4.
While the original consensus seemed to suggest most thought sales would taper off as the survival genre 'fad' wadded down, this particular title continues to make headlines much like this by proving the masses wrong. Very likely due to simple word of mouth and social media/stream buzz, the sudden surge in sales can also be credited to Bluehole's wise decision to host tournaments like the Gamescom Invitational over the summer.
Last month, PUBG managed to dethrone Counter Strike: Global Offensive from its typical concrete place at #2 in Steam's concurrent user charts. Soon after, it nudged Dota 2 from the top spot - and continues to do so every day since. When will its reign end? Will it end at all? We'll let you be the judge.