Guardians Of The Galaxy
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Square Enix representative director Yosuke Matsuda has admitted that Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has "undershot" the company's initial sales expectations.

The company has just released the outline of its Q3 financial results briefing (thanks, Eurogamer), in which Matsuda says:

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, he adds that initiatives started in November have caused sales to grow since the start of the year and that the company will "continue to work" on expanding sales to "make up for the title's slow start".

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has had a fairly positive reaction from the gaming press, although Nintendo fans were unfortunately saddled with a cloud version of the game. When we reviewed it back in October 2021, we had this to say:

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a great game, a fun and colourful adventure full of excellent writing, brilliant acting and plenty of wacky action and exploration to dig into. However, this Switch cloud version renders pretty much any praise we could lavish upon it entirely inconsequential as it serves up a truly messy, laggy and unreliable experience — even when played via our super solid, ultra fast internet connection. It is, in short, a disastrous and ridiculously expensive way to play through a game that deserves so much better. Pick this one up on another platform if you can and steer well clear of this mess.

Square Enix's previous Marvel game, based on the popular Avengers series, was a commercial and critical disappointment.

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