Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has sold 8m copies

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has sold 8m copies

After speculation that Early Access darling Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds had sold in the region of seven million units, it turns out it has sold much more.

During Xbox’s Gamescom 2017 livestream (below), game creator Brendan Greene confirmed that the title had sold in excess of eight million units since its launch in March of this year.

The last official word from developer and publisher Bluehole – in June – was that the game had shifted four million units. That means that it has sold four million units in just over two months; it took the title three months to sell its first four million. 

That seven million figure mentioned earlier was a reference to SteamSpy data, which points to sales of 7.4m units. 

We spoke to Greene in July about the title’s creation and his plans to create a platform for future modders.

The game maker was also selected as one of the Top 20 Developers to Watch earlier this month.

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