Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best Xbox games of 2021 in our opinion, but critically-acclaimed games don't always translate into great sales, and that's seemingly been the case for Square Enix's recent release.
In a recent Financial Results Briefing, the company explained that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy got off to a "slow start" in terms of sales despite strong reviews, which ultimately meant it "undershot our initial expectations".
"The HD Games sub-segment launched 'Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy' in Q3. Despite strong reviews, the game’s sales on launch undershot our initial expectations."
However, Square Enix also noted that "sales initiatives" put in place from November 2021 onwards meant that the game's sales have been growing in recent months, and the company intends to keep working on these moving forward.
Disappointing news if you're a fan of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, then, as it seems like sales haven't been strong enough to encourage Square Enix to make a sequel — hopefully the game can shift a bunch more copies in 2022.
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