PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has now set seven Guinness World Records

    
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Bluehole and Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene ought to be pretty pleased with themselves, and not just because they’re rolling around in piles of money: They also set seven Guinness World Records with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which still has yet to formally launch. According to the records body, the game now holds the titles for

  • Fastest time to sell a million units on Steam early access (16 days)
  • Fastest time to gross $100M on Steam early accces (79 days)
  • First videogame to reach 2M concurrent players on Steam (well over that now)
  • Most actively played game on Steam (2.6M concurrent last week)
  • Most concurrent players for a Steam early access game
  • Most concurrent players on Steam for a non-Valve video game
  • First non-Valve video game to be the most played game on Steam.

Yeah, some of these are starting to seem a bit redundant, but hey, it’s the gamer’s edition, so they’re doomed to pedantry. Still, nice work if you can get it. And you can’t. You’ll have to position yourself at the global forefront of a dawning genre first. Good luck with that!

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zeko_rena

Can we add another record for “zeko_rena’s most lowest cared about game ever” :D

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deekay_plus

the real news here is guiness book of world records’ struggle to stay relevant in a snopes and wikipedia age. XD

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Melissa McDonald

Something I have been contemplating. What makes Snopes the supreme court of truth on the web? Why do people place blind trust in it? Not sure that’s a good idea.

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Melissa McDonald

Guinness will invent a world record for just about anything.

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Sorenthaz

Gotta stay relevant somehow.

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krieglich

Here’s another one: Most boring game everyone and his grandma is streaming on Twitch.

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agemyth 😩

PUBG and Guinness create seven Guinness World Records to give PUBG more reason to pat itself on the back and things to put on ads for the game.

The only one of those that means anything is “Most actively played game on Steam” which most people who might care are aware of and is publicly available info anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised if that concurrency number had been achieved with PC games not on Steam that are hugely popular in Asian territories.

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Sray

I think that “First non-Valve video game to be the most played game on Steam” is incorrect. Call of Duty used to regularly be the highest played game on Steam in the late 2000s/early 2010s, prior to DotA2 and CS:GO.