Marvel’s Midnight Suns sales have flopped despite a positive critic reception, publisher 2K’s parent company Take-Two Interactive has revealed. This is the second AAA game released in December 2022 to have failed commercially.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns sales may have been impacted by its release window
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier that Midnight Suns may have been negatively impacted by its December release window. Despite having Marvel attached to it, the turn-based strategy game did not attract enough players.
Nevertheless, Take-Two hopes that Midnight Suns sales will have some legs like other Firaxis Games-developed titles.
Some news: Marvel’s Midnight Suns was a critical success but a commercial flop. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick told me in an interview this afternoon that “it’s possible the release window wasn’t perfect” but that he thinks it could have a long tail, like other Firaxis games
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 6, 2023
It was previously revealed that the highly-anticipated The Callisto Protocol, which also released in December, was a commercial flop for publisher Krafton. The horror game developed by Dead Space creator released to lukewarm reviews, thanks in no small part to its flawed execution and performance issues.
Krafton has not revealed The Callisto Protocol’s sales figure.