Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has sold over 5 million copies so far

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I’m only a few hours into Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and that Early Access title has already taught me a few important lessons. Like learning which key to map melee options to, how to not charge a fella with a shotgun when I’m wielding a crowbar and for the love of all that is holy remembering to turn the public teamspeak off before the sound of a dozen prepubescent racists drives me mental.

It’s a good game, is what I’m saying. Now that I’m finally a cool kid like everyone else that has jumped on the bandwagon (I’M UNIQUE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE), I can see how Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has managed to earn a rabid following since it hit Steam’s Early Access back in March. PUBG has done gangbuster numbers so far, with over 5.29 million copies sold so far according to Steamspy.

Hell, the numbers show no sign of slowing down either as sales have actually increased with each successive month that has passed. You can thank positive word of mouth, viral videos and constant streaming for the surge in PUBG popularity as people chase the ever-elusive chicken dinner of that battle royale environment.

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If you’re wondering what all the hubbub is about bud, it’s quite simple. A hundred players (give or take), all running around on a single map and scavenging for armour and weapons. The real beauty of this deceptively simple gameplay, is that players are constantly racing to avoid a blue wall of death that forces the survivors into smaller zones that increases the odds of them encountering and murdering each other.

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Simple, yet weirdly addictive. If there is one thing that I’ve picked up from PUBG, it’s that it is a game where a lot of nothing happens. However, that’s the real deception, as you’re constantly on the lookout for any roaming players who may have you in their crosshairs. Oddly exhilirating stuff, which I’m planning on doing more streams of soon enough.

Maybe this time, the D will get his chicken dinner and be the winner winner. One day. Next week’s big update will add a new spanner to PUBG, in the form of first-person servers. Which should make being run over by a random Dacia car that much more grisly.

Last Updated: July 25, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • It would have blended in so nicely until I recognized Rince xD

  • Magoo

    I want to get it, but everyone seemed to adore H1Z1 and that was such a let down for me.

    • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

      I never touched H1Z1.

      But watched a ton of Streamers play PUBG (mainly Summit1G) – bought the game and its super addictive and fun.

      The most fun is definitely the DUO’s or Squad games.

      • Magoo

        This is how my friend sold H1Z1 to me.

        • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

          Bad friend xD

          At least with Steam now, you can try it and if you don’t like it refund – within a certain time frame.

          • Magoo

            It will probably take me longer to download it than that time frame is. xD

            I’m sure I will get to it eventually though, my Rocket League team has started playing it a lot.

  • Admiral Chief

    Yeah Darryn, you need way more practice!


      • Admiral Chief

        What? Are you going to shoot me with an empty pistol?

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd
  • Admiral Chief

    Serious FOMO, stupid silly ADSL at home giving me sh1t

  • HairyEwok

    That IO crew looks like the grew that would forget to open up their parachutes after jumping out of the plane.

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