Prince of Persia Lost Crown Only Reached 300K Players In January

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Made Only $15 Million Despite Great Critical Reception!

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  • Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is Ubisoft’s latest release this year.
  • A new report highlights the game’s commercial performance, pointing to just 300K players.
  • Despite its critical success, the 2D Metroidvania has only generated around $15 million so far.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown wasn’t well received by fans when it was first announced, but the game eventually earned a great reputation before its launch and ended up being the highest user-rated Ubisoft game on Metacritic.

Following this reception, one would assume that the success would be reflected in sales figures and revenue. While Ubisoft has yet to confirm sales figures, a report suggests that only 300K players ventured into the latest Prince of Persia.

Why it matters: This 2D Metroidvania game took risks to break away from the traditional style of Ubisoft’s open-world games. However, failures like these can discourage studios from experimenting with new ideas.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

As reported by Insider Gaming, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown may not have been a commercial success as it has yet to reach a million players.

The franchise returned after such a long time with a Metroidvania experience for fans. While Ubisoft hoped this fresh approach would help it appeal to a new audience, the game has only made roughly $15 million in revenue.

It is important to note that 300K players are unlikely to be equivalent to 300K sales. The title launched as part of Ubisoft’s subscription, so many of these figures may have come from those who subscribed to play the game at launch.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft’s last big release from 2023, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, has already been played by 1.9 million players. It also made $133 million in revenue, performing better than this 2024 revival of Prince of Persia.

We were expecting similar results for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. In our review, we gave it a 9/10 score. We thoroughly enjoyed each part of the game and even believe it raised expectations for the next game, Sands of Time Remake.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

The game has also been discounted recently. Eventually, these promotions might help it make up for the current figures, but we are extremely disappointed by the results since this game deserves all the praise it has received so far.

In 2024, Ubisoft’s release schedule is filled with big games. With Star Wars Outlaws, Skull and Bones, and Assassin’s Creed Red expected to arrive this year, audiences might quickly forget about Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

However, this Metroidvania revamp for the series definitely deserves to be remembered among Ubisoft’s best titles of 2024.

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