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Returnal Is One of Sony’s Weakest PC Launches

Returnal‘s PC release is off to a pretty slow start, if data shared by SteamDB is any indication. According to the website, which pulls Steam data but isn’t affiliated with Valve, Returnal peaked at 6,691 players at launch, making it Sony’s second worst PC launch thus far.

Returnal only managed to beat Sackboy: A Big Adventure on Steam

Despite being lauded by critics, Returnal apparently didn’t resonate with PC players. As spotted by PushSquare, SteamDB reveals that it only managed to beat Sackboy: A Big Adventure in terms of concurrent players at launch.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Returnal’s PC sales may have some legs.

Sony’s best PC release thus far in terms of concurrent players is God of War, followed by Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered and Horizon Zero Dawn. Days Gone and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales round up the top five. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, Returnal, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure are the least popular PlayStation first-party games on PC, respectively.

Returnal, a BAFTA award-winning game, launched with quite a few PC-specific features and boasts an impressive average critic score of 87 percent on Metacritic. On Steam, it has a “very positive” rating based on 1,254 user votes (81 percent voted positive).