It looks like a PlayStation exclusive that recently made its way to PC isn’t doing as well on the platform as other games.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure it doesn’t fare well on PC compared to other PlayStation exclusives that have made the jump, at least when it comes to its Steam release. Sackboy: A Big Adventure was a cross-gen PS5 launch title when Sony’s new console launched in 2020, earning mostly positive reviews and being hailed as a solid co-op platformer. Almost two years after its initial release on PlayStation consoles, Sackboy: A Big Adventure has reached the computer.
The Sackboy: A Big Adventure The PC port is the latest PlayStation exclusive to come to PC. While Sony used to keep its titles strictly available on its consoles, it has experimented with bringing some of its big games to PC in recent years. Some of the most high-profile PlayStation ports on PC include 2018 God of War, Spider-Man Remasteredand Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collectionwith more planned for the future.
PlayStation games have seen some success on PC, which is why Sony is investing resources to bring more of its biggest titles to the platform. However, Sackboy: A Big Adventure it doesn’t seem to be enjoying the same success as the PlayStation games that came before it. Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been available on PC since October 27, but as noted by Push Square (based on data from SteamDB), the game’s concurrent player count peaked at just 610 players. For comparison, God of WarThe PC port had over 73,000 players at its peak. At the time of writing, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is in last place when it comes to concurrent players on Steam.
This seems to be a good indication that Sackboy: A Big Adventure falls on the computer. It’s possible, though unlikely, that the game is generating much more interest on the Epic Games Store or has sold more copies on Steam than its concurrent player count suggests. There can be several reasons Sackboy: A Big Adventure has seemingly struggled to find an audience on PC compared to other PlayStation exclusives, with two explanations standing out.
The most obvious explanation is that there are simply fewer PC gamers who care Sackboy: A Big Adventure compared to other PlayStation exclusives on PC. 3D platformers do not have a significant presence in the PC gaming space and Sackboy unlikely to change this. Another possibility is that there is too much competition right now. The industry is in the midst of the fall rush for toys and Sackboy for PC released a day ago Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2likely to be the best-selling game of the year when all is said and done.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is available on PC, PS4 and PS5.
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Source: Push Square, SteamDB