Saturday, September 25, 2021

Marvel's Avengers could be to blame

The expectations for the franchise were high – Marvel's Avengers was supposed to be the new high-profile service game at Square Enix. But apparently the publisher is now making huge losses. And Marvel's Avengers arguably contributes in large part to that.

Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers: A losing deal despite strong sales

As Gamespot reported, Square Enix made a loss of "HD Games" in the past quarter $ 63 million (this corresponds to about 53 million euros). Part of this division are the big blockbusters like Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel's Avengers.

It is true that revenue through sales in the quarter was scarce 200 million euros, but the big expenses for Production and Marketing in the end probably cause the loss. The HD Games division is just one of the many business areas that Square Enix offers, so the publisher's total profit is still included 128 million euros.

After harsh criticism of the beta phase of Marvel's Avengers, the online game had one bumpy start. Despite this, it was the best-selling game in the US at the time of release. The current number of active players Steam speak volumes, however. The highest number of simultaneous players per day doesn't even reach that anymore 1,000 player mark.

The shift of hotly anticipated superheroes, as well as the postponement of the "PlayStation 5" and "Xbox Series X" versions are responsible for the falling interest.

In the following picture gallery you can see which heroes are currently available in Marvel's Avengers:

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Marvel's Avengers: All characters and playable heroes

Apparently, Marvel's Avengers cannot meet the great expectations so far. To what extent the superhero adventure was involved in the losses cannot be said exactly as Square Enix has not disclosed any further data on this.