The PlayStation exclusive is failing on PC

The PlayStation exclusive is failing on PC

Sackboy: A Big Adventure isn’t performing well on PC in comparison to other PlayStation exclusives that have made the transition, at least not in terms of Steam sales. When Sony’s latest console, the PS5, was introduced in 2020, Sackboy: A Big Adventure was a cross-gen launch title, getting largely favorable reviews and being acclaimed as a great co-op platformer. Sackboy: A Big Adventure has arrived on PC over two years after its first release on PlayStation systems.

The newest PlayStation exclusive to arriving on PC is Sackboy: A Big Adventure. While Sony used to restrict its titles to its platforms, it has recently experimented with releasing some of its top games on PC. Some of the most notable PlayStation to PC adaptations of 2018 include God of War, Spider-Man Remastered, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, with more on the way.

PlayStation games have had some success on PC, which is why Sony is devoting resources to bringing more of its flagship titles to the platform. However, Sackboy: A Big Adventure does not appear to be as popular as the PlayStation titles that came before it. Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been accessible on PC since October 27, although the game’s concurrent player count peaked at just 610 people, according to Push Square. In comparison, the PC adaptation of God of War had almost 73,000 gamers at its height. At the time of writing, Sackboy: A Big Adventure has the fewest concurrent players on Steam.

This seems to indicate that Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a failure on PC. It’s possible, but doubtful, that the game is generating far more interest on the Epic Games Store or selling many more copies on Steam than its concurrent player count shows. There might be a variety of reasons why Sackboy: A Big Adventure isn’t doing as well on PC as previous PlayStation exclusives, with two possibilities in particular sticking out.

The most obvious answer is that Sackboy: A Big Adventure has less PC gamers interested than comparable PlayStation to PC exclusives. 3D platformers don’t have a strong presence on PC, and Sackboy seems unlikely to change that. Another option is that there is now too much competition. The industry is in the midst of the autumn gaming rush, with Sackboy on PC releasing only one day before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which is expected to be the best-selling game of the year when all is said and done.

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