Overtaking Grand Theft Auto V's record for the most concurrent Steam players at any one moment earlier this month, you'd think PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was selling pretty well. And it is.
The out-of-nowhere Battle Royale hit recently crossed the 5 million mark, making it one of the most surprising breakout hits since Rocket League.
In total, it's taken Bluehole just 4 months to achieve that staggering number; likely aided by the constant attention its garnered on both Twitch and YouTube over the months with millions of players battling it out in the hope of attaining Grandma's finest chicken dinner.
Technically still very much in Early Access, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds managed to rack up its first 1 million units just 16 after launch in late March. Mid-June saw it cross the 4 million mark 3 months after release. Now, just another month later, it's crossed the milestone of 5 million units sold.
Further proving that the idea of a multiplayer survival sim can bring in good money no matter the state it's in, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the latest to capitalise on the trend. But with this kind of momentum, could it be the last?