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Grounded shoots up 155 spots on sales charts in April

Grounded is no longer grounded!

The Grounded game saw a massive spike in popularity the moment it set foot on PlayStation, which speaks volumes about second chances in the gaming industry.

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According to Mat Piscatella, a video game industry advisor, the Grounded game made a huge leap on the sales charts in April. After sitting way back at the 167th spot in March, surrounded by giant ants in the backyard, it shot up to an impressive 12th place. The main reason for this was the game's release on the PlayStation platform.

The numbers are even more impressive when you realize the game is not free! In April, Grounded became the ninth best-selling game on PlayStation, showing everyone the power of having a good fanbase. Of course, the PlayStation platform also played a significant role in this success.

Being available on PlayStation can be a game-changer for many games. It's a popular platform with millions of players, which gives older or less-known games a new chance to shine. Spikes in popularity for niche games like Grounded are seldom this big, even if they're part of the PlayStation+ subscription offer.

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Grounded's newfound popularity is a perfect example of how a release on another gaming platform can revive games. Of course, it helps if the game is good, as is the case with Grounded. That's why developers look forward to porting games (we're looking at you Phasmophobia). Just look at the interest in the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut PC release.

The continued success of games on other platforms means that quality titles will always find a way to their audience. So, if there's a game you missed out on before, keep an eye on new releases for your favorite platform. You might find games like Grounded that got a second chance.

Grounded launching to the popularity stratosphere is only one of several feel-good stories we have heard. If you're playing old Fallout games because of the Fallout TV show's success, you know what we're talking about.

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Nebojša Prijić
Nebojša Prijić is a senior staff writer at Pro Game Guides with over 25 years of experience in journalism, screenwriting, and copywriting. He previously worked as Editor-in-Chief of Maxim Serbia magazine and the IGN Adria website. Nebojša is an old-school gamer who loves real-time strategies, shooters, and RPGs, but most of all, he plays Roblox and mobile games with his son. He remembers the first Diablo, PC games on a single floppy disk, and playing Mortal Kombat on the keyboard.

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