One of the most popular video games available on the market today is no other than “PlayerUnknown's #Battlegrounds,” a #Video Game currently available via #Steam Early Access for the price of $30. Interestingly enough, this title was released three months ago, and, for some odd reason, it managed to sell over four million copies. For a game that’s still stuck on Steam Early Access, it is quite surprising it sold this well, especially since it’s filled with performance issues.

Back in April of this year, Bluehole, the developer of the game, announced that it sold 1 million copies in the first month after release. In the two months to follow, “PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds” sold an additional three million units, making it the most popular survival shooter on Steam.

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How many gamers play on a regular basis?

Information taken from Steam Charts suggests 125,709 players are running the game right now. When it comes down to peak hours, 211,090 are active on a daily basis. The highest number of players to ever be online at the same time tops out at 231,821. Those are some great numbers, and it will only get better as the game improves overtime.

In addition, for those who are wondering, yes, there is an appeal for “PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.” While it’s a shooter like any other, it brings unique features to the table that forces players to return every day. The game is all about having up to 100 players in the same game with the sole intention of slaughtering each other. It begins with players jumping out of a military transport plane and parachuting to the ground.

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Once on ground level, the player must locate weaponry and other items to stay alive. Staying active is easier said than done because the game will enforce encounters by making the play area smaller. It simply means that, as time goes by, each player must venture for the middle of the map, and that’s where chaos ensues. For now, there’s no other video game like, which is one of the main reason it’s successful despite all its performance issues.

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds coming to Xbox One X

A game such as “PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds” can only get better with time, and Microsoft knows this. Henceforth, it makes perfect sense for the software giant to work out a deal with Bluehole to bring its most popular title to the Xbox One family of gaming devices. The developer should release the title before the end of the year, and before the launch of the Xbox One X. When the console launches, fans should keep an eye out for a patch that boosts the game’s performance to 4K.