It’s amazing how some video games just resonate with people. Sometimes it’s very complex and detailed titles that do this, and then other times it’s really simple games with familiar mechanics that just mesh in the right way and stand out. Either way, when these games do well, really well, people notice. And that’s exactly the case with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This game was born from a mod of H1Z1, and then turned into a full-on (and more refined) experience that landed on Steam Early Access. And now, it’s reached another major milestone.
Another? Yes, another. This game has been doing great since the word “go” on Steam Early Access, and according to SteamSpy, it has just crossed the 9 million units sold mark on the platform. Think about that, 9 million copies sold, and that’s at $29.99 for the Early Access version, that’s a lot of money made, even when you count in the cut that Valve takes.
The other that makes this special is that a ton of people are consistently playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. So much so that they’ve been the top Steam game played on certain days, and almost always in the conversation on other ones. Even more than that, this game is going to be coming to the Xbox One, and so you can expect the sales to skyrocket even more once it officially releases.
If you’ve somehow never heard of this game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a battle royale style game where 16 players are put on a massive island, and they’re expected to find each other and kill each other until only 1 is left. The trick is that they aren’t given anything to fight people off with, not at first. They have to scavenge and craft items to survive, if they can survive. The game is available on Steam Early Access right now if you want to try it out.