Valve head honcho Gabe Newell has confirmed that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the third best-selling video game of all time on Steam, despite only seeing a full release in December last year.

Newell reportedly revealed the figure during a presentation this weekend (via IGN), where he was quoted: 'You can have a relatively new game like PUBG, and [...] they can capitalize on all the other multiplayer games, and all of the technology, [and] the fact that China is now a huge market for anybody who does PC game development.' 

'So PUBG can come out of pretty much nowhere and become the third largest selling game on Steam's history. Their gross revenue over all-time is already number three in fairly short order,' he added.

PUBG remains one of the most successful titles around at present, although it has lost a bit of ground in the battle royale space recently to competitor Fortnite from Epic Games. Nonetheless, the shooter has notched up an impressive 30 million sales, and developer Bluehole has revealed it has a bunch of key updates in the pipeline to keep things ticking over. 

A PS4 version of the last-man-standing juggernaut is expected to come out at some point, although a release date has yet to be confirmed. PUBG was initially released in March 2017 on PC via Steam's Early Access initiative. 

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