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Suicide Squad’s Flop – Worse Than Avengers?

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any sadder than Marvel’s Avengers on Steam, Suicide Squad swings in with a ‘hold my beer’ moment.

Hey there, Digital Duds adventurers! So, guess what’s buzzing in the gaming world? “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” finally dropped on Steam on February 2nd, and oh boy, the numbers are in… and they’re not looking too hot. Just three days into its grand debut, and it’s like watching a sequel to the Marvel’s Avengers’ not-so-glorious Steam journey. Yep, we’re in for a chat about that.

Remember how Marvel’s Avengers kind of face-planted right out of the gate? It had more drama than my last group project, with its live service elements causing more eye rolls than a teenager asked to do the dishes. Fast forward to now, Rocksteady’s latest gig, a follow-up to the epic “Batman: Arkham Knight,” is here trying to strut its stuff. But, according to the SteamDB gossip, its opening act on Steam was more of a facepalm than a standing ovation, peaking at just 13,473 players. That’s not just a stumble; that’s tripping down the stairs compared to Marvel’s Avengers’ first-day curtain call of 29,916 players.

Now, before we go all doom and gloom, let’s unpack this a bit. Could it be the Suicide Squad’s brand doesn’t pack the same punch as the Avengers? I mean, going head-to-head with the aftermath of “Avengers: Endgame” is like bringing a knife to a gunfight. And let’s not forget, we’re all a bit tired of games begging for our undivided attention 24/7 with their live service shenanigans.

But hey, it’s not all about the Steam scene. Who knows, maybe the console crowd is eating it up? Plus, the squad’s not throwing in the towel yet. They’ve got some tricks up their sleeves with post-launch goodies, including a Joker expansion that sounds like it could be a real game-changer. Will this be enough to rally the troops? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: in the world of gaming, it’s never just “game over.”

So, as we sit back and watch the saga unfold, let’s keep our fingers crossed that Suicide Squad can turn that frown upside down. Until then, we’ve got a front-row seat to this rollercoaster ride of gaming launches. Popcorn, anyone?

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