Marvel’s Avengers game, which met with gaming enthusiasts in September and was distributed by Square Enix, was confirmed by official sources that it could not make its expected debut. So much so that the company has had a problem getting even the cost of the game.
Marvel’s Avengers showed a sales performance that was below expectations
Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal and published by Square Enix, the game has been reported to sell well below expectations in recent weeks. It was even stated that this sale cost the company a quarter financially. Now Square Enix has confirmed with a file it published that the game was performing poorly, resulting in a massive loss.
In that file, initial sales of “Marvel’s Avengers” were lower than we expected, and these sales could not fully offset the depreciation of the game’s development costs. In the second half of the financial year, we hope to make up for our losses by offering a lot of extra content to increase our turnover ”. It was also mentioned that the damage related to the game was caused by the company’s HD Games section.
The company also stated that the HD Games division’s loss this year was about 7 billion yen or $ 67 million. Since the main reason for this is the outbreak of Covid-19, the company also underlined that the idea of using stable revenue from MMOs and mobile games to offset the potential losses of games with a large budget is in the evaluation phase.