In one month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – you might have heard of it – has amassed 3 million players and therefore sales on Xbox One. I can’t imagine many, if any, other Xbox One games managing similar in a whole year.
Microsoft announced the milestone overnight, clearly pleased with itself for bringing the gaming sensation of 2017 to Xbox One before Sony looks anywhere near doing similar for PlayStation 4.
Remember, PUBG is available unfinished on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview programme – a kind of early access service Sony does not offer in any form on PlayStation 4. Microsoft also worked on the Xbox One conversion itself, keen to strike while the iron was hot.
The plan is to have PUBG on PS4 eventually, though.
Meanwhile, on PC, PUBG continues to go from strength to strength, passing the gargantuan 3 million concurrent players milestone on Steam over the Christmas break. PUBG PC’s first patch of 2018 brings new Biker and Desperado costume crates, alongside some much needed tweaks and fixes.