Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds tops Steam charts AGAIN as it shoots past GTA V’s concurrent player figures

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds tops Steam charts AGAIN as it shoots past GTA V’s concurrent player figures

Once again, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds heads up the Steam Top Ten – but that’s not it’s greatest achievement this week.

That’s according to SteamSpy data – which needs to be taken with a pinch of salt – tweeted out by the title’s developer, Playerunknown aka Brendan Greene.

The tweet (below) shows that PUBG is now the Steam game with the fourth highest concurrent player base. It managed that with 382,561 people playing the battle royale title, beating Grand Theft Auto V’s high of 360,761, which it reached in April 2015 shortly after it launched.

Not bad for a title that isn’t even finished yet! It still tracks behind Valve’s own DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but is closing in on Fallout 4’s 471,955 users. With the game growing in popularity, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that it’ll smash that record, too.

Speaking of Counter-Strike, that takes second place in the Steam Top Ten this week. That’s not the only CSGO in the chart, too. A bundle of skins and goodies for the PGL 2017 Majors was the fourth most-purchased item of the week, showing how dedicated the CSGO crowd is.

Third place goes to Daybreak Game Company’s H1Z1 King of the Kill, while GTA V manages to reach No.5.

There are some new faces in the Top Ten this week, too. Early Access title Fire Pro Wrestling World from Japanese developer Spike Chunsoft comes in at No.7. The company is best known for its visual novels, like Virtue’s Last Reward and Danganronpa, so this is a new side to the firm.

Meanwhile, Japanese RPG title God Eater 2 Rage Burst from Bandai Namco closes off the Steam ranks, coming in at No.10.

Below is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 16th:

1. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Bluehole
2. Counter-strike: Global Offensive, Valve
3. H1Z1: King of the Kill, Daybreak Game Company
4. PGL 2017 CS:GO Major Championship Mega Bundle, Valve
5. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros
7. Fire Pro Wrestling World, Spike Chunsoft
8. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish
9. Friday the 13th: The Game, Gun Media
10. God Eater 2 Rage Burst, Bandai Namco

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