PUBG may not be the speaking level that it was at launch, however six years on the daddy of battle royales remains to be going sturdy. In a preliminary earnings announcement, writer Krafton boasted about its “all-time excessive in in-game gross sales”, which on PC has grown by 68% yr on yr. This has additionally been the principle driver for Krafton’s “document quarterly gross sales” of $407.8 million.

This has led to a internet revenue of $202.2 million, with Krafton’s cell division additionally having fun with a interval of development due to PUBG Cell’s sandbox mode and new releases. Other than acknowledging that it printed Callisto Protocol, the sci-fi horror romp was neglected of the celebratory announcement. That is unsurprising on condition that it failed to satisfy writer’s absurdly excessive gross sales expectations. Krafton hoped for five million gross sales within the first yr, however quickly after launch slashed that quantity right down to 2 million. 

Whereas PUBG continues to develop relating to gross sales, participant numbers haven’t seen the same rise. The battle royale remains to be wanting very wholesome, in fact, with constant concurrents of between 4-500,000 gamers. After this a few years, and with so many opponents making an attempt to get their very own slice of the battle royale pie, that is nothing to be sniffed at. 

It is only a disgrace {that a} honest chunk of this revenue will inevitably be poured into Krafton’s upcoming NFT-driven metaverse, which the writer and companion Naver Z have already invested $36.8 million USD into.