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PUBG Sells an Estimated 582,000 Units First Week at Retail on the Xbox One

The multiplayer online battle royale game from publisher Microsoft and developer PUBG Corp. - PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - sold 581,761 units first week at retail on the Xbox One, according to VGChartz estimates.
The figures come from sales of a code in a box, therefore, digital sales of the game will be much higher than a standard retail release.

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Cyborgg276d ago

Probably the best game on Xbox one.

FATAL1TY276d ago Show
chuckyj1276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

@Fatal1ty... Your numbers are way...way... off... it launched in December into the Games Preview section and before this article had sold over 3 MILLION copies... Learn your facts before posting, please. so in 3 months-ish probably nearing 4 million in sales... Not too shabby eh?

kevnb275d ago (Edited 275d ago )

@FATAL1TY uncharted 4 was a pack in, thats why its basically worthless second hand now. Im sure it still would have sold well, but that nearly 10 million number figure is inflated.

Wikkid666275d ago

@FATAL1TY

Holy shit! Uncharted 4 sold 9.9 million copies in 1 week!!!

GREAT STORY! thanks for sharing FATAL1TY

Christopher273d ago

***Games Preview section and before this article had sold over 3 MILLION copies...***

Just FYI, it had 3 million players. That doesn't mean 3 million sold.

PistolsAtDawn273d ago

@christopher I agree that people need to be careful of the differences, but several sources that weren't MS confirmed that at that time it was copies sold....not players. Last I heard it passed 4mil sold

Christopher273d ago (Edited 273d ago )

***@christopher I agree that people need to be careful of the differences, but several sources that weren't MS confirmed that at that time it was copies sold....not players. Last I heard it passed 4mil sold***

No, no one has confirmed it at all. During the time when they announced 3 million players, some organizations posted "3 million sold" with absolutely no substance to it other than the title that says they sold that many.

Example: https://venturebeat.com/201...

Absolutely nothing as to where those numbers come from, just a statement. But, what was posted that exact same day?

https://news.xbox.com/en-us...

Don't mistake 'confirmed' with just bad journalism. Absolutely no one has provided proof of number sold, only number of players. And I highly encourage you to not spread this information until it is confirmed. That's just spreading fake news and does absolutely no good other than as a method to show that you are utilizing news that is not at all confirmed and goes against what Microsoft themselves have specifically noted.

Edit: And, again, the last you heard wasn't 4m sold, it was 4m players. Straight from Microsoft, again: https://news.xbox.com/en-us...

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PlayStation_5276d ago

Well that explains why no one's rushing out to buy an Xbox One...

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PlayStation_5276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

@HaloMasterChief

You're one of the good ones my friend. I've had hundreds of minor complaints against Sony over the last 20 years. The difference is that they've actually listened to me though and corrected the vast majority of their mistakes... : )

PlayStation_5276d ago

@Professor_K

"Yourself" is one word, not two.

Why would you tell me to speak for myself "and the rest of n4g"? ... 0_o ... o_0

fathertime4464275d ago

@ps5
It also sold 1 million digitally in that same first week. Kinda puts your assumption to bed now don't it

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subtenko275d ago

PS4 explains why noone is rushing out to buy an Xbox One...you're over complicating it dude

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GMEN718276d ago

Honest question... What's the big deal about PUBG? I don't own a X1 so I wouldn't know. Just feels like I saw this all before. You know a little game called Socom, Mag etc. Correct me if I'm wrong.

ocelot07276d ago

It's just a battle royal game. That a lot of youtube and twitch streamers started to play. Which got views interested in the game. Then the flood gate opened and loads of battle royal titles started to release. Same thing happened with Minecraft.

PUBG276d ago

@GMEN

You need to play it for yourself, and then you'll understand. I was a huge Socom fan on the PS2, and I'm a fan of H-Hour on PC, but PUBG is a different animal all together. Just get it on PC if you don't own an Xbox One.

Monster_Tard275d ago

While it's nothing new, I wouldn't compare it to those games.

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Legacy212276d ago

@fatality it has over 4 million users on xbox one . And way to make up numbers uncharted 4 is not 9.9 million lol. Also that's first week at retail u fail to incorporate digital sales lmao

KickSpinFilter275d ago

Actually Uncharted is 9.87 million at retail (not including digital), but that is also not first week that's over all.
About 2.7 million (at retail) for UC4 in first week no digital.

dartha24275d ago

It's not surprising since in 2 years Xbox has only had three big games Halo Wars Forza and PUBG.

343_Guilty_Spark275d ago

PUBG is bigger than most non ND PS4 games combined

dartha24275d ago (Edited 275d ago )

How is that even a good argument? ND games are on PS4 and most PS4 exclusives do better than nearly all Xbox exclusives. GT Sport has outsold Forza 7 by around 8 times. And nearly every PS4 exclusive outsold Halo Wars 2.

Horizon Zero Dawn is bigger than most non halo/gears Xbox games combined.

ApexWolf22275d ago

That's a stretch...X1 has some great games, just not enough of them...

subtenko275d ago

wow, that really says something, LOOOOOLLL

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safus276d ago

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michellelynn0976276d ago

Not bad. Good start for a new franchise.

Ashlen276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

It's not really a new franchise if it was on PC for almost a year before Xbox. And if you consider the hype and funding Microsoft put forth for it, it's really a lot less than I'm sure a lot of people expected. It's makes sense why they needed to bolster sales and bundle it up with their consoles so quickly.

Theknightofnights276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

"It's makes sense why they needed to bolster sales and bundle it up with their consoles so quickly."

What kind of logic is this? Because it is bundled with a console it wasn't selling well enough? Man, I guess Uncharted 4 and Mario Kart 8 were real poor sellers until they bundled them with the console. /s

michellelynn0976276d ago

It is a new franchise. Even if it comes out later, there is no sequel yet.

Obscure_Observer276d ago

@Ashlen

This game sold more than 4 million copies on Xbox One and you can´t spin or downplay these facts! This game is a success on Xbox One and it´s not even a complete game yet.

Ashlen276d ago

@Obscure_Observer

To be fair both of the games you listed didn't have a bundle until well after they were released. PUBG got a bundle one month after it's release.

Theknightofnights276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

@Ashlen

I think you meant to respond to me, and Uncharted 4 edition PS4's were out the day Uncharted 4 came out, May 10th. https://blog.us.playstation...

So, was Sony also afraid that Uncharted 4 wouldn't sell well?

Ashlen276d ago

@Theknightofnights

That was the limited edition.

The actual Uncharted 4 bundle released later.

https://blog.us.playstation...

Theknightofnights276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

@Ashlen

There is no significant difference between that bundle and a traditional bundle. The one you've linked was for the Slim model that wasn't even out when Uncharted 4 was released. You're splitting hairs.

Obscure_Observer276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

@Ashlen

"To be fair both of the games you listed didn't have a bundle until well after they were released. PUBG got a bundle one month after it's release."

WTF are you talking about? GT Sport had Day One PS4 bundles and you just bragged about how GT Sport outsell PUBG in it´s first week release and it still got outsold by PUBG.

Moving the goal posts i see.

Theknightofnights276d ago

Heck, let's put Uncharted 4 to the side. Mario Kart 8 also received a bundle a day after the game came out. Splatoon 2 received a bundle in Japan when it came out. Mario Odyssey received a bundle when it came out too.

Console bundles aren't indicative of a game failure.

Neonridr276d ago

isn't it up over 4 million in sales on Xbox though? That's pretty solid for starters..

ULTp0ltergeist276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

The franchise is very new. Just because it was on PC first doesn't make it not new. Also, it was bundled because it sells. You're trying too hard there buddy.

Brian7655492276d ago

"It's not really a new franchise if it was on PC for almost a year before Xbox"

"To be fair both of the games you listed didn't have a bundle until well after they were released. PUBG got a bundle one month after it's release."

Make up your mind, it's either a new franchise or it's not. Putting a negative spin on everything doesn't really jive given the nature of how successful this has been for both parties involved now matter how hard you want to say otherwise.

81BX276d ago

@Ashlen
In the 1st week alone on Xbox the game made over 16million if you charge $29. That's one week. What is MS% of this?

fathertime4464275d ago

Most people are buying this game digitally so basing your opinion out of physical box code copies is about as stupid as buying a car and not seeing if it had an engine

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TheCommentator275d ago (Edited 275d ago )

I agree. Good start for a new franchise. It's also good to see strong developer support for it, having had multiple patches that have optimized the game quite a bit since launch.

What I don't agree with is here we are, AGAIN, watching Sony fans turn a simple statement like yours into a "Sony is still better than MS" argument. It's going on 20-30 posts now, that have nothing to do with PUBG, largely based off of two driving games and their sales??? This article has nothing to do with Sony, so if you have something to say about it then I suggest all you Sony fans collaborate on an opinion piece and put that up for everyone to comment in.

N4G mods, when are you guys going to start banning all these fans that constantly come into threads just to make these kinds of off topic, inflammatory remarks which drag the forums into the gutters? As mods, it is your job to enforce the rules of conduct all of us agreed to when we made our accounts. I miss the days when we could label people "off topic" and "personal attack", and repeat offenders would get banned from posting on the site. Nowadays, you guys don't seem to care...

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