SuperData says PUBG has now topped both WoW and Crossfire in global revenue

SuperData announced this morning that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to work its way up the revenue charts, now passing up even Crossfire. We presume the tweet is a sneak-peek at the company’s September report, as it traditionally releases those a month behind.

The research firm’s August global revenue report put PUBG at #5 in terms of global PC revenue, having passed by the recombinated World of Warcraft (though we again note that games like Overwatch are listed on both the PC and console side, and it’s unclear whether that works against it).

Crossfire, you’ll recall, has been listed among the top four games for at least the last three years (here’s September 2016, 2015, and 2014 for reference – and it spent some of that time at #2), so this is quite a feat. That would put PUBG in fourth place in September, even though it’s still in early access.

The same report a month ago declared PUBG “the number 1 premium PC game for the 3rd month in a row” with “total life-to-date sales close to 9 million units through August.” Since then, Bluehole announced 15M sales and 2.3M concurrent players, thanks to its increasing popularity in Asia. In other words, don’t expect PUBG to stop at #4. Whether it can stay that high is another question.

Expect the September report later this week, if last months’ summaries are any guide.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

So we will be buried in PUGB clones for the next few years.

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PurpleCopper

Gonna hit 17 million copies in a day or two, and probably hit 20 million by the end of the year. And that’s just PC.

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Danny Smith

And i will bet good money we all know what the big pvp gimmick of WoWs next expansion will be.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

Good artists copy, great artists steal, Blizzard…

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rafael12104

Lol! Holy Shnikees.

Well, the game is fun, and popular if you jump on with any regularity. But, these numbers mean the bean counters have woken up, marketing already drew up their unrealistic plans, and execs, like the sheep that they are, want to see their companies version on the road map.

And these phrase “ours will better because…” will be uttered over and over.

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Ket Viliano

Epic already did dat…

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Bob Dobalina

Never heard of Crossfire before. Went to Twitch and there are currently 13 people viewing the game across 4 streams. Ouch.

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Line

It’s a Korean Counter Strike clone, and it’s massive in China.
Like, LoL popular.
Never really gone anywhere in the west though.

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Utakata

If Bluehole are indeed behind this game, can we see some of the profits invested back into TERA so we can have the boy versions of those extra classes they’ve been adding since it’s release? Much appreciated. Thnkx!

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Raimo Kangasniemi

If TERA does hit the consoles, perhaps.

But their coming Project W MMO (and its confirmed to be a MMO) should profit at least.

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MeltWithYou

“SuperData says PUBG has now topped both WoW and Crossfire in global revenue”

WARNING – 100s of incoming battle royale games to jump on this band wagon

/at least that was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the title. I wonder if Blizzard is already working on something to compete.

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rafael12104

It has already begun. Lol.

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Armsbend

They could simply add a mode in Overwatch.

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rafael12104

Yup. My thoughts exactly.

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Bryan Turner

I just looked it up, apparently some stupid PVP game, yawn.

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Bryan Turner

Never heard of this game.

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styopa

Let’s note that we’re talking about AUGUST SALES.

It’s a little absurd to be talking about PUBG outgrossing WoW revenue generally.

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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

Make Gameplay Repetitive and shallow as fuk – Profit off Dumb Sheep ! :D look ppl the recipe for success !

Also spoon feed stupid games all their life so they get used to MEDIOCRE !

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BalsBigBrother

Damn those people for enjoying something, DAMN THEM I SAY /sarcasm

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donvweel

Yup and from what I heard the game is dying for sure anyhow.

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Reselect Name

You told him!

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CMDR Crow

That’s awesome. I, for one, can’t wait for MMORPGs to fade away into a place where they stop trying to be everything other than a roleplaying game :D

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A Dad Supreme

As someone said many, many, many years ago…

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