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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tops 1 million sold

Early Access title continues its hot start, remaining at the top of the charts for more than two weeks

After jumping to the top of the Steam charts in its first three days in Early Access, generating $11 million in revenue, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has now surpassed 1 million copies sold, Korean developer Bluehole announced today. It took the game only 16 days to reach that figure, and the studio also happily mentioned that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds remained in the top three concurrent user count on Steam since launching into Early Access.

Concurrent users have peaked at more than 89,000, while concurrent viewers on Twitch has reached 150,000; the title sees more than 2,000 people streaming it every day. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, thus far, has been featured on more than 39,841 streams for a total of 5,168,180 minutes.

"We couldn't have reached this milestone without the dedication of our players and we are truly humbled by their passionate response," said Brendan Greene, the game's creative director who goes by the handle PlayerUnknown. "As we move to make improvements and deliver new content we will actively engage this growing fan base."

The plan is for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to be in Early Access for less than six months and for development to continue in "full transparency."

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