Not exactly the royal treatment
Metroidvanias are incredibly popular, with new examples of the genre jumping to platforms nearly every week. Not a month goes by without the release and reveal of a new Metroidvania, and some go on to find massive success. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is one of them.
While Ubisoft is yet to comment on sales for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, an insider report is claiming to have the details. According to Insider-Gaming, the latest Prince of Persia title has reached just 300k players around the globe, all platforms combined. If this is true, it would have brought in roughly $15 million in revenue for Ubisoft.
If this figure is indeed true, it’s sad to see that Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown hasn’t resonated with more people. The Prince of Persia franchise is a multi-million selling one, but it’s fallen on hard times in recent years. That lack of interest in the franchise only stings more when you see the reviews for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, which have been nothing short of stellar. If any game was worthy of bringing the Prince of Persia name back to the forefront, it’s definitely Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.
There could be other reasons as to why people are reluctant to jump in on Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Outside of those who aren’t into 2D gaming, many gamers are of the belief that Ubisoft will sharply drop the prices of their games shortly after launch. There’s no doubt Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will fall into that trend, especially if sales are struggling out of the gate.
For now, let’s hope more people jump in on the free demo for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and find the game’s charms hard to resist thereafter.