To say That PUBG (Player Unknowns Battleground) had a successful year would be an understatement. The Battle Royale themed title for relatively unknown developers Bluehole was a smashing success and managed to break a number of records worldwide.
In Market Research Firm Superdata’s most recent reports it was revealed that PUBG took almost 12% of all Premium PC games’s revenue.
“With $714M in revenue, PUBG rekindled player interest in the Battle Royale genre. In just eight months after its March release, PUBG overtook recurrent heavyweights Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Oﬀensive to claim the number one spot. The title’s unexpected popularity made the Battle Royale genre the third largest in revenue behind action-adventure and shooter games.
Single-player games can still break the top 10 on PC. Although online shooters generated the brunt of the $6.2B premium PC revenue, Divinity: Original Sin 2 proves there is still a robust audience for story-driven games. “
Here is a table indicating the position that PUBG took amongst all other PC Games.
1 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bluehole $714M
2 Overwatch Activision Blizzard $382M
3 Counter-Strike: Global Oﬀensive Valve Corporation $341M
4 Destiny 2 Activision Blizzard $218M
5 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games $118M
6 Battlefield1 Electronic Arts $113M
7 Minecraft Microsoft Studios $92M
8 Guild Wars 2 NCsoft $87M
9 Divinity: Original Sin 2 Larian Studios $85M
10 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Ubisoft $67M
As you can clearly say PUBG dominated the PC gaming industry and was by far the most successful title on PC. Much of PUBG’s appeal stems from the fact that it is simple, fun and easy to play. This formula has been super effective and has appealed to both the casual as well as the hardcore gamer.
However what’s surprising is that years after release Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is still growing strong. It seems really likely come the end of 2018 and it will still be amongst the top ten selling PC games