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Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy Are Two of Telltale’s Poorest Performers

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Telltale has produced some memorable narrative adventure games of the years, and its adaptations of two popular comic-book licenses, DC’s Batman, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy were critically acclaimed on release. Yet they don’t appear to have performed particularly well on Steam according to Valve’s recently leaked data, in which the player counts for over 13,000 games were revealed (accurate as of July 1, 2018).

Below are the figures for all Telltale’s games listed:

  • The Walking Dead – 2,846,244
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 – 1,054,661
  • The Wolf Among Us – 1,011,210
  • Game of Thrones – 598,965
  • Tales from the Borderlands – 592,856
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series – 346,763
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – 278,042
  • Batman – The Telltale Series – 272,720
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries – 197,450 
  • Batman: The Enemy Within – The Telltale Series – 80,154
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – 69,783

Despite superheroes being very much in vogue at the box office, that doesn’t seem to have translated to success for Telltale —at least not on PC via Steam. Although the first season of Batman appears to have gained some pretty decent traction, the subsequent The Enemy Within, and especially Guardians of the Galaxy, underwhelmed.

Other interesting takeaways include the success of Game of Thrones, which has one of the lowest Metacritic averages of any of Telltale’s series. Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised given the immense popularity of the franchise, but we should certainly expect to see more seasons moving forward given its notable player count.

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Alex has a BA in Political Science and English Writing, but he's also a self-proclaimed history and meteorological expert. He loves cyberpunk and fantasy, and RPGs are kind of his thing too.

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