PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Initial Sales Estimates Were “200,000 [or] 300,000” for the First Year, Greene Reveals

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now sold over 10 million copies, performing better than anyone could have predicted. This includes the creator Brendan Greene, who in an interview with Polygon, revealed that sales estimates were originally “200,000 [or] 300,000 the first year.”

“A lot of the [internal team], they really couldn’t believe it … There was a few veterans of the game industry that were [saying], like, ‘No, no. 200,000 [or] 300,000 the first year.'”

Greene went on to say that, while he was confident that the game would do well, he never would have thought that it would grow this quickly:

“You know, I had faith in my own game mode… but [10] million copies and number one on Steam in just under five months I think we’re at now? It’s just crazy to me.”

It’s incredible to see a game doing so brilliantly, and it will only get better when it comes to Xbox One, and possibly other consoles. 

Source: Polygon via US Gamer