PUBG reaches 3 million Xbox players

Jack Baker 12 January 2018 NEWS

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Despite only being released in mid-December, Battlegrounds has already hit a major milestone.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has reached 3 million players on Xbox One, even though the title is still in early access on the console.

Microsoft announced the game's success on Xbox Wire with gratitude, saying "thank you for your incredible support!".

It's very likely that the game will continue to grow in popularity for a long time to come, due to its prominence in esports and its popularity and player base on PC.

PUBG creative director Brendan Greene announced on Twitter on November 7 that the PC version of the game had sold a massive 20 million units, bringing in an estimated US$600,000,000 in revenue.

The game initially launched for Xbox One on 12 December 2017. It had a bumpy but successful launch with over 1 million people playing the game within the first 48 hours of release, but it was filled with glitches and poor graphics rendering in some cases. Digital Foundry reported that the performance was sitting at "just above or below the 20fps threshold".

It's important to note that while PUBG has launched out of early access on PC, it's still in Game Preview mode on the Xbox, so glitches and gameplay issues are far more common. It will take time for the game to improve and finally reach a level where the experience is similar to that of the PC version but the developers are dedicated and the game should eventually reach that point.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is available for $39.95 on the Xbox store.

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