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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits 3m players on Xbox One

Microsoft announced yesterday that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now hit another milestone on Xbox One.

General manager of Xbox games marketing Aaron Greenberg said on Xbox Wire: “Today, PUBG Corp. and Xbox are excited to share that through the end of 2017 the PUBG community on Xbox One has already grown to over three million players. Thank you for your incredible support!”

The title released on Microsoft’s console on December 12th, so this would suggest it sold over three million units in just three weeks, which is quite impressive. PUBG already had a really impressive launch, selling 1m copies on Xbox One in its first 48 hours on the console. And before that, the title claimed no less than seven different Guinness World Records.

Greenberg added: “Since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) launched on Xbox One through the Xbox Game Preview program, it’s been awesome to see the excitement and passion on display from the Xbox community. Whether you’re streaming in the HypeZone on Mixer or battling for a chicken dinner with your squad, players on Xbox are helping build and improve the game on console."

He continued: “The team at PUBG Corp. is determined to continue to improve the in-game experience for PUBG’s growing and active community and have already released four updates since the game’s launch in Xbox Game Preview on December 12. You’ll continue to see regular updates roll out for PUBG on Xbox One such as this week’s addition of first-person support for solo, duo, and squads gameplay and the team is just getting started, with more updates planned that include additional game optimization and the new Miramar map – keep up-to-date by visiting PUBG Corp’s official forums.”

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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