Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl viewership dwindles as hype dies down

Source: Nickelodeon


The Super Smash Bros. community has been debating if Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is all hype since the game was announced. Featured at major Smash tournaments and picked up by all the top Smash players, it seemed like Nick All-Star Brawl was more than a gimmick. 


But now it's looking like the hype has already started to die in under a month. 


At the end of October, SullyGnome reported that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl had five Twitch  viewers. That was on October 30 — and the numbers haven't changed much since. November 1 saw 13 Twitch viewers, which isn't much better. While Melee has similarly dismal numbers, Ultimate sees around 7,300 average viewers and 3,000 viewers on November 1. 


Source: SullyGnome

Why is Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl losing viewership?

When Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl came out, it was seen as a possible "Ultimate killer" due to its more technical gameplay possibilities and developer support. It seemed like Nick's better internet and the developer's commitment to the competitive scene could make it a fighting game contender. 


But it seems like the hype may have been for the roster and concept alone. The actual execution has left a lot of players underwhelmed. With an unbalanced roster, an abundance of zero-to-death combos, glitches and wonky gameplay, and a lack of voice acting, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is clearly not polished. 


While a lot of Smash players find Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl refreshing and entertaining, it may not have much to offer beyond that. 

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