Sackboy: Big Adventure got its PC port recently, but it seems that unfortunately no one really cared or knew about its PC release.
The latest in the Little Big Planet franchise suffered the worst launch among all of Sony’s attempts to bring exclusive titles from former consoles to PC.
Sackboy: Big Adventure only managed to reach a peak player count of a paltry 592 players (According to Steam Charts). This is in stark contrast to the next lowest among the computer ports, with the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection at 10,851. The Unexplored re-release itself was recently released, and is also a notable departure compared to the rest of Sony’s PC ports.
Sackboy: Big Adventure had a number of reasons for its lackluster launch, such as being released around the same time as other blockbusters with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Although perhaps it is also due to its position among the other Sony exclusives, such as Little Big Planet was less popular than similar ones God of war or Horizon Zero Dawn.
While this could be seen as a worrying sign for Sony and their PC plans, this trend is unlikely to continue. The next on their planned releases is Spider-Man: Miles Moraleswhich is tied for their second most popular computer port in Spider-Man Remastered, and will most certainly have better sales.
If these numbers mean anything to Sony, it probably is Sackboy may not have the selling power like the rest of their IPs, despite being the only mascot platformer within their IPs, outside of Ratchet & Clank. But who knows? There have been hints that they will bring back a “beloved franchise” with the help of Naughty Dog, who was known for creating the Jak series back in the PS2 era.