China plays twice as much PUBG than America

China plays twice as much PUBG than America

The SteamSpy panel at GDC overloaded audience with statistics, but one of the interesting facts that came from the panel was the popularity of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) in China. According to the report on the panel by PCGamer, Chinese gamers spend over twice as many hours a week playing PUBG than US players.

Chinese gamers spend an average of 16 hours on the game every week, compared to the reported USA’s seven hours. The main game of the Chinese Steam market is PUBG, with around 78% of Steam users in China owning the game. The US gamers differ completely, with Steam users owning on average six times more games than Chinese users.

SteamSpy owner and operator, Sergey Galyonkin, also covered statistics such as total Steam revenue, and the top 100 games. SteamSpy’s data is collected once a day from the publically available Steam profiles based on the Web API provided by Valve, but does not take into account the small percentage of profiles are private, so data is not 100 per cent accurate.

PUBG is the third highest grossing game ever on Steam, and this it thought to be partially due to the popularity of the game on the Chinese market. It has also been reported that 99% of the cheating in PUBG comes from China.

Staff Writer