According to David Gibson, one of the founders of the financial analysis firm Astria Advisory Japan KK, Marvel's Avengers is said to be the reason why Square Enix has suffered a loss of $ 62 million to $ 63 million in part of the current business half-year.
Marvel's Avengers is not the hit we were hoping for
According to Gibson, Marvel's Avengers (buy now € 42.88 ) only sold around 3 million times. The cost of the game was more than $ 100 million. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the figures for the financial year should be composed as follows: In the first half of the financial year, among other things, the release of Final Fantasy 7 Remake brought the company in sales of $ 330.1 million, as well as an income from the operating business of $ 96.8 million. However, things looked different in the second half of the financial year. In this Marvel's Avengers started. Sales were down to $ 229.4 million and operations posted a loss of $ 48.4 million. Still, Square Enix announced an overall revenue increase of 43% over the previous year.
The numbers from David Gibson and those from Gamesindustry.biz differ somewhat, but paint the same picture: In the time when Marvel's Avengers appeared, Square Enix had to accept a heavy loss. The action game could not convince in the tests and evidently did not go down that well with the players either, the number of players on PC fell very sharply. This became apparent even before the release, when presentations of the title caused some negative reactions. After the release, players mainly criticize the multiplayer part and the fact that new content comes too slowly.
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