It seems that a PlayStation exclusive that recently came to PC is not performing as well on the platform as other games.
Sackboy: Big Adventure isn’t doing well on PC compared to other PlayStation exclusives that have made the jump, at least when it comes to its Steam release. Sackboy: Big Adventure was a crossover PS5 launch title when Sony’s new console was released in 2020, earning mostly positive reviews and hailed as a solid co-op platformer. Almost two years after its initial release on PlayStation consoles, Sackboy: Big Adventure made its way to PC.
The Sackboy: Big Adventure A PC port is the latest PlayStation exclusive coming 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 higher profile PlayStation to PC ports include the 2018 God of war, Spider-Man Remasteredand Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collectionwith more planned for the future.
PlayStation games have enjoyed a lot of success on PC, which is why Sony is investing resources to bring more of its biggest titles to the platform. However, Sackboy: Big Adventure doesn’t seem to be enjoying the same success as the PlayStation games that preceded it. Sackboy: Big Adventure has been available on PC since October 27, but as Push Square pointed out (based on SteamDB data), the game’s concurrent player count peaked at just 610 players. For comparison, God of war‘s PC port had over 73,000 players at its peak. At the time of its writing, Sackboy: Big Adventure is in last place when it comes to simultaneous players on Steam.
This seems to be a good indication that Sackboy: Big Adventure falls on a computer. It’s possible, though unlikely, that the game is generating much more interest on the Epic Games Store or that it’s sold more copies on Steam than its concurrent player count suggests. There could be a number of reasons why Sackboy: Big Adventure seems to be struggling to find an audience on PC compared to other PlayStation exclusives, with two explanations particularly prominent.
The most obvious explanation is that there are simply fewer PC gamers interested Sackboy: Big Adventure compared to other PlayStation to PC exclusives. 3D platformers do not have a major presence in the PC gaming space, and Sackboy probably won’t change that. Another possibility is that there is too much competition now. The industry is in the midst of the fall gaming season, and Sackboy on PC released just a day before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2will probably be the best selling game of the year when it’s all said and done.
Sackboy: Big Adventure is available on PC, PS4 and PS5.
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Source: Push Square, SteamDB