PUBG will do in 6 months, what DOTA 2 failed to do in 4 years

With PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds now firmly at the top of Steam's most played games list, there is only two records left to beat - all-time peak player count and total hours played. While the former will fall in due time, the later record is just around the corner.

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MegamanXXX74d ago (Edited 74d ago )

Wonder if this game will do better than the new Call of Duty, Battlefield 5, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 on consoles?

Telxvi74d ago

It all depends on the marketing I think. I don't remember anything ever blowing up on consoles on its own, aside from Dark Souls maybe.

AspiringProGenji73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

I don't think so. PUBG just happens to be a trendy game similar to how Ark was the trend and now that Ark is gold, the hype has died. Not saying anything about the game itself but we have already seen trend games get on top then fall again

All those games you meantion will stil remain un affected, especially on consoles

Vegamyster73d ago

The game has hit 10 million sales & continues to be updated just through Steam, i don't expect it to do this well on consoles but it should do very well.

bluefox75573d ago

I agree, it's incredibly successful now, but I just don't see how it's going to have the same longevity.

KillBill73d ago

I think it is a bit different only in that a lot of hardcore CSGO players have switched over to PUBG. And we know how loyal they are to their game.

GamingCentaur73d ago

No. It will be timed-exclusive on XB1 which I will severely limit its potential audience.

You may not know this but a huge percentage of the sales for PUBG are from Asian regions.

FITgamer73d ago

Yeah, but will it be able to maintain it's user base as long as DOTA 2 has?

BlindGuyMcSqueazy73d ago

If they keep fresh content coming.

killatia73d ago

As long as they keep making content for the game then yes

Silly gameAr73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

Does N4G have a marketing deal with Bluehole?

TheColbertinator73d ago

Perhaps. I like PUBG as well but people are treating it like the 2nd coming of christ. Or 3rd.

MegamanXXX73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

I know right. The game is decent at best

danny81873d ago

A lot for my friends rave about the game picking it up when the X1 drops

TheColbertinator73d ago


Not saying it isn't awesome but the game needs some work still. Being honest here.

Silly gameAr73d ago (Edited 73d ago )


That's good. I hope they enjoy it. I might get it on my Xbox one when it drops. Just saying, N4G feels like twich with how much I'm seeing PUGB, and it feels like promo. I am glad that they are getting the support they want and deserve anyway., To me, it almost looks like Socom Light., with bigger areas.

GamingCentaur73d ago

PUBG will find success on console but it will never reach COD-level success. Overwatch is a perfect example of this. Extremely popular on PC but on consoles it’s still way behind games like COD or Destiny.

Games like PUBG, which are made with PC-first, they never find extraordinary success elsewhere. Games on console needs be designed around console controllers and large TV screens. I’m sure Microsoft will help PUBG adapt but it will still be an uphill battle for the devs.

frostypants73d ago

I think PUBG would be more fun on console. I much prefer gamepad but have to use mouse and KB on PC to be competitive.

VideoGameLab73d ago

COD Level of success aka Initial high sales and almost no Players a few months later? No game on consoles ever had 1 Million concurrent players a few months after release. Its the biggest game of the year

MetroidFREAK2173d ago

Glad to see a game like this succeed. It is a fun, tense game. Looking forward to playing some more, and I will be getting the Xbox version as well.

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