Considering the recent success of Marvel movies and the fact that there are little to no games revolving around the Marvel heroes, the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was expected to be a success, especially after Capcom’s last game release was six years ago. However, the released financial reports of the company revealed that the game ended up selling only half of the estimated number of copies, making it a huge disappointment.
Among the reasons for which the game did not have the anticipated success is the fact that it features a significantly lower number of characters than expected, with important names, such as the X-Men missing, in the context in which the entire franchise launched as X-Men vs. Street Fighter. Furthermore, players felt the overall sensation that the action of the game was set to fast-forward and that it did not have enough time to develop appropriately and to introduce the player into the atmosphere of the game as it should.
As if the reasons stated above were not enough, the release time of the game coincided with the launch of two other much anticipated fighting games for the year of 2017, namely Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, while at the beginning of 2018, another representative game for the players familiar with the genre was released: Dragon Ball Fighter Z. With the
Even if Capcom cannot fix the situation of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the company still has a number of resounding successes, the most famous of which is Resident Evil 7, which also had a more difficult launch, but in the end sold in approximately 4.8 million copies. They also have names like Monster Hunter World and Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, both of which enjoyed an unexpected wave of success and generated very good revenue for the company.