Sackboy: A Big Adventure got its PC port recently, but it seems that sadly no one really cared or knew about its PC release.
The latest in the Little Big Planet franchise has suffered the worst launch among all of Sony’s attempts on bringing former console exclusive titles to PC.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure has only managed to achieve a peak player count of a measly 592 players (According to Steam Charts). This lies in stark contrast to the next lowest among the PC ports, with the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection at 10,851. The Uncharted re-release itself was recently released, and also is a notable drop off compared to the rest of Sony’s PC ports.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure did have some reasons for its lackluster launch, such as being released at around the same time as other blockbuster hits with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Though perhaps it’s also because of its positioning among Sony’s other exclusives, as Little Big Planet has been less popular than the likes of God of War or Horizon Zero Dawn.
While this could be viewed as a worrying sign for Sony and their PC plans, this trend is unlikely to continue. Next up on their planned releases is Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is tied to their second most popular PC port in Spider-Man Remastered, and will most certainly have better sales.
If these numbers do mean anything to Sony, it is likely that Sackboy might not have the selling power as the rest of their IPs, despite being the only mascot platformer within their IPs, outside of Ratchet & Clank. But who knows? There has been hints of them bringing back a “beloved franchise” with the help of Naughty Dog, who was known for creating the Jak series back in the PS2 era.