PlayStation’s latest game to release on the PC platform seems to have been a dud, and 2022 has been a pretty strong year for PlayStation when it comes to PC releases. The publisher got off to a strong start by bringing God of War to PC in January. The arrival of Marvel’s Spider-Man at the end of summer reached even more viewers. And while PlayStation may have a strong finish heading into 2022 with the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PC later this month, the company’s latest release is stellar.
Last weekend, PlayStation finally released his Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PC for Steam and Epic Games Store platforms. Originally titled Sackboy, the latest platformer was released on PS5 and PS4 when the previous consoles launched in late 2020. And while the game itself has been well-received by fans and critics, so far he doesn’t seem to have a large audience on PC.
Looking at SteamDB data, Sackboy: A Big Adventure only gained his 610 player base. In the last 24 hours, only 386 of him are playing the game at the same time, so that number is even lower. In short, this is a pretty big disappointment and the worst launch PlayStation has ever made on PC. While this is somewhat to be expected given the inherently niche nature of Sackboy, it’s still quite surprising to see how small the game’s launch was compared to other PlayStation titles.
For example, God of War had him hit an all-time peak of over 70,000 concurrent players, while Marvel’s Spider-Man may have him over 65,000. Even Days Gone and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, both somewhat soft on his PlayStation on PC, reached 27,000 and he exceeded 10,000 concurrent players respectively upon release. Sackboy could definitely grow over time, but so far it doesn’t seem to have found an audience.