PUBG peak concurrent player number on Steam 2019

How many concurrent players does PUBG have?

First released at the start of 2017, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is one of the most popular games on Steam and had a peak of over 686 thousand concurrent players in the last recorded month, December 2019. The highest number of concurrent players was recorded in January 2018 at 3.24 million.

One of the biggest games on Steam

PUBG gained a devoted legion of fans in a short space of time after its release and cumulative unit sales of the game hit 50 million in June 2018. The game has also been critically acclaimed - it won the Best Multiplayer Game at The Game Awards in 2017 and its free-to-play mobile version for Android and iOS, released in 2018, was nominated for Best Mobile Game at The 2018 Game Awards. This critical success has also translated into commercial success as the game generated millions of U.S. dollars of revenue, most successfully in the United States.

Battle of the Battle Royale games

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an online battle royale game in which up to 100 hundred players battle it out until there is only one player or one team left standing. This format of game has become very popular in recent years and the genre’s premium console revenue is forecast to reach almost seven billion U.S. dollars in 2019. While PUBG has a strong following, especially on Steam, it has come under pressure from rival battle royale game, Fortnite. First released just several months after PUBG, Fortnite has since become a cultural phenomenon, amassing 250 million registered users in just two years. Will PUBG be able to keep up with Fortnite’s staggering growth or will it fall away to leave Fortnite as the last man standing?

Number of peak concurrent players of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Steam worldwide from April 2017 to December 2019

Number of players in thousands
December 2019986.24
November 2019695.92
October 2019637.87
September 2019660.86
August 2019750.94
July 2019745.22
June 2019745.96
May 2019817.6
April 2019886.26
March 2019931.41
February 2019931.75
January 20191,084.61
December 20181,109.77
November 2018895.65
October 20181,048.66
September 20181,125.23
August 20181,260.89
July 20181,350.46
June 20181,750.22
May 20182,175.7
April 20182,456.36
March 20182,799.27
February 20182,934.76
January 20183,236.03
December 20173,080.77
November 20172,915.72
October 20172,390.95
September 20171,550.46
August 2017874.17
July 2017481.29
June 2017267.19
May 2017189.46
April 2017140.1
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

April 2017 to December 2019

Special properties

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