Today Capcom has announced that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite sold significantly fewer copies than originally anticipated. Capcom’s latest financial reports reveal that the studio sold one million copies of the fighting game since its release last September. The problem is that the company expected to sell at least two million copies by this time which sounds a lot from a game that has next to nothing in terms of roster or campaign.
Those that have been with the game since it’s development know that the game was a total mess, before the game even launched. Marvel prevented Capcom from adding new characters like X-Men to the game, which makes it so much confusing considering the Original one was basically a X-Men Vs Street Fighter. During the game launch the roster only had about 30 characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universe. Keep in mind MvC 2 had 56 Characters.
If that wasn’t bad enough the game had simplified – or strangely altered – mechanics, a story mode that is more interesting to experience on YouTube, and the prevailing feeling the entire game was rushed made it easy for fans of the franchise to stay away. On Top of that the game was up against the likes of Injustice 2 and Tekken 7.
With such screw up it’s seem impossible that we will ever be getting a new one anytime soon or this could very well mean the end of MvC Series. On a lighter note, after a somewhat slow start, Resident Evil 7 ended up selling about 4.8 million copies, Monster Hunter World is off to a seemingly great sales start, and titles like Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers seemingly sold above expectations.
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