After the PC port of the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection set the record for the lowest player count of any Sony game at launch, Sackboy: Big Adventure came along and beat it by an alarming margin. During its first weekend on sale, the highest number of players it ever had was only 610. Compare this to the 10,851 peak recorded by Nathan Drake’s remasters and it’s immediately clear how unpopular Sackboy proved to be on PC.
Of course, player counts don’t necessarily translate to hard sales, but SteamDB has Sackboy: Big Adventure tagged as the 121st best-selling game on the platform. Significantly older ports like Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone all have thousands of more active users registered in the past 24 hours and appear higher on Steam’s best-selling charts.
As of October 31, 2022, Sony’s PC ports recorded the next highest concurrent player count:
- God of War – 73,529 (10 months ago)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – 66,436 (three months ago)
- Horizon Zero Dawn – 56,557 (two years ago)
- Days Gone – 27,450 (two years ago)
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – 10,851 (eight days ago)
- Sackboy: Big Adventure — 610 (15 hours ago)
Unless games fetch big prices – or experience sudden popularity like Cyberpunk 2077 — then these record concurrent player counts generally aren’t beaten outside of the opening week. As such, it’s an unfortunate sight for Sackboy: Big Adventure. The lack of marketing for Sony’s most recent PC ports has been suggested as one reason for the general lack of interest, with both Uncharted and Sackboy rumored for a long time but never officially announced.
Computer port or Return is also almost confirmed, with a video of its settings menus uploaded to the internet. It should at least prove more popular than Sackboy whenever it finally arrives, but it looks like Sony’s PC ports aren’t setting the Steam charts on fire anymore. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.