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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sells 1 million on Xbox One

Survival shooter hits milestone in first 48 hours on sale in Xbox Game Preview program, now free with Xbox One X purchases through year's end

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has made the jump to consoles and is off to a promising start. Microsoft today announced that the Bluehole survival shooter game sold more than 1 million copies in its first two days on sale.

The game launched on Xbox One as a console exclusive this Tuesday after months of anticipation. However, first impressions were less than glowing. Fellow Gamer Network site Eurogamer compared it unfavorably to the already-rough-around-the-edges PC Early Access version, saying, "In terms of first impressions, PUBG is borderline horrendous - an assault of low quality artwork, jarring pop-in and disappointing performance."

Despite that, PUBG had been positioned as one of the major selling points for Microsoft's Xbox One X heading into this holiday. The company is doubling down on the tie between the game and its premium-priced system, as it also announced a promotion beginning this Sunday and running through the end of the year that will see every Xbox One X hardware purchase (in select regions) come with a free copy of PUBG.

For more on the game's success, check out GamesIndustry.biz's write-up of Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene as one of our 2017 People of the Year.

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