PUBG reaches 400 million players, sells over 50 million copies

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PUBG Corporation has announced that the smash-hit battle royale game has now been played by over 400 million gamers worldwide. 

In addition, it has passed the 50 million sales mark. In a statement, publisher PUBG Corporation said: “Over four-hundred million total players worldwide have played PUBG across all platforms (Steam, kakao, DMM, Xbox One, Mail.Ru, iOS and Android) to date, engaging more than 227 million players monthly, making it one of the most played games in the world.” And it announced good news for those thinking of checking it out for the first time: “To celebrate the milestone, PUBG will be discounted for the first time on Steam starting today for a limited time, priced at $19.99, welcoming new fans to join the worldwide gaming phenomenon.”

PUBG Corp’s CEO CH Kim said: “We are genuinely humbled by the ongoing success and growth of PUBG. We are not resting on our laurels though, as we continue to focus on performance and content updates for current players to enjoy, and look to our future as we aspire to deliver the signature PUBG experience to a broader gaming audience, worldwide.” 

The news comes as PUBG Corp prepares to unleash a new map for the game, Sanhok, on Friday 22 June. If you’re keen to keep an eye on the latest PUBG developments, head to its official website.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.