Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy had a sluggish begin for Sq. Enix because the writer admitted the sport initially underperformed when it launched in October final yr.
Throughout its newest monetary briefing, Sq. Enix commented that regardless of receiving constructive evaluations, Guardians of the Galaxy’s “gross sales on launch undershot our preliminary expectations.”
The sport made up floor later nevertheless by totally different gross sales initiatives (reminiscent of retailer reductions) that started in November, and Sq. Enix mentioned it intends “to work to proceed to broaden gross sales to make up for the title’s sluggish begin.”
It proved to be the second shaky begin for Sq. Enix’s Marvel video games as its president Yosuke Matsuda commented in November that its Avengers recreation “has sadly not confirmed as profitable as we’d have preferred.”
Guardians of the Galaxy definitely reviewed higher than Avengers, as IGN mentioned it was “nice” and “one other convincing instance of how a lot enjoyable a linear, no-frills, single-player marketing campaign might be.”
We mentioned Avengers then again was “okay” as its marketing campaign is enjoyable and endearing, however the loot-based post-game meant to be the meat of this meal is unrewarding and overly repetitive.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who often remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.