To say that the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a success on the Xbox One is an understatement. Shortly after launch it was revealed that PUBG had sold over a million copies on the console, and now it’s been revealed that this number has jumped again to over three million. These numbers that were recently released by Microsoft and PUBG Corp include figures from launch through the end of 2017.
The game is currently in the Xbox preview program. This means that it is really rough around the edges and the developer is actively updating the game. The problems with the Xbox One version of the game are many at this point. The game features intermittent crashes that drop you out to the Xbox dashboard. The gunplay isn’t quite as good as it is on PC. The lag spikes can be frustrating at times. However, just like on PC, it appears that Xbox One owners are willing to look past these issues to buy the game in droves.
Selling three million copies in one month for an Xbox Preview game is no small feat, and it’s likely the fastest selling game in the program.
The Xbox One version of the game plays into all of the game’s strengths. Teaming up with Microsoft’s Mixer Streaming Service, players can easily stream the game out to their friends. There’s a Hype Zone Channel on Mixer that switches between streamers that are closest to winning a Chicken Dinner.
PUBG Corp has made good on consistent updates for the Xbox One version of the game as well. A handful of patches for the game have improved things like network issues and crashes, but the game is certainly far from perfect. While it’s unclear if PUBG on consoles will ever be as popular as it is on PC, the number of players that will play PUBG only has room to grow with a completely untouched market in the PlayStation 4.