Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in an early access title which improves continuously and seems to be so, so close to taking down its opposition. Today, we crunch some numbers from Steam Spy and discuss the shift in power that has been taking place in one of the most trending game genres: battle royale.
PUBG vs H1Z1: Owners
This is huge, and if you think it’s not, you are wrong. To put things into context: at the time of writing this article, PUBG has been with us for about 80 days while H1Z1 has been providing entertainment for 480 days (well, actually even longer).
If you haven’t already done the math, PUBG has been rocking the genre’s boat for only about 16% of the time H1Z1 has.
In only 80 days, PUBG has managed to gather as much as 55% of H1Z1 numbers when it comes to game owners alone. It has been accumulating owners over three times as quickly as H1Z1 and — to be completely fair — snatching the fan base by a storm. Not impressed? Fair enough, it only gets crazier from now on.
PUBG vs H1Z1: Players in 2 Weeks
The hype train doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon as PUBG gathers new passengers every day with H1Z1’s player base dropping little by little. Whether it’s just players transitioning from one game to another or not, PUBG’s numbers in terms of active players in 2 weeks are outdoing H1Z1’s numbers 1.69 times fold.
The total number of players, however, is still in favor of H1Z1 (4668976), with PUBG (3133082) catching up steadily. Yet again, the factor of “time since release” displays an insane rise for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which has already accumulated 67,1% of H1Z1 total player base. If that’s not a cue for dethroning, then I truly don’t know what is.
PUBG vs H1Z1: Peak Daily Concurrent Players
We have a pretty whopping difference in this category with PUBG boasting its peak number of players online at the same time at 166% of H1Z1’s top score. That’s rather insane, especially when we compare the numbers and go through Steam Spy’s daily statistics.
On the other hand, H1Z1 maintains a more stable concurrent player base than PUBG does, however, the disparity begins to fade out as we pay heed to sheer differences in numbers.
New King on the Throne?
No, not yet, however, things have been set in motion and their pace is increasing. The genre has grown in size over the past few years and it looks like Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds strives to crush its opposition while establishing itself as the go-to source of entertainment for all the hungry gamers… man, that was a terrible play on words, wasn’t it?
Statistics from SteamSpy on 12.06.2017.