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Honestly I expected much better than this.

Switch: 0.11 million

PS4: 40K

XOne: 10K

Total: 0.16 million

The game barely even charted. Is this because of yet another Capcom screw-up?



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It's because Mega Man games have rarely sold more than 1m copies.



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For a Megaman game, it did fine. Megaman was never a huge seller. And Capcom already mentioned to be satisfied with the sales.



As Rol says, Mega Man has never been a high selling series. Capcom reported that as of December 31st 2013 the Mega Man series had sold 30m copies. These sales come from a massive 131 titles (same game on each platform is counted separately). Which means a Mega Man title sell 0.22m per system on average.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140327174103/http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/salesdata.html



Barkley said:

As Rol says, Mega Man has never been a high selling series. Capcom reported that as of December 31st 2013 the Mega Man series had sold 30m copies. These sales come from a massive 131 titles. Which means a Mega Man title sells 0.22m on average.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140327174103/http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/salesdata.html

If they sell so low why do they keep making Mega Man games then?



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CaptainExplosion said:

If they sell so low why do they keep making Mega Man games then?

They don't cost a lot to make. Making 10 games for a total of $50m and getting 2.5m sales is just as good as making one game that costs $50m and getting 2.5m sales.



CaptainExplosion said:
Barkley said:

As Rol says, Mega Man has never been a high selling series. Capcom reported that as of December 31st 2013 the Mega Man series had sold 30m copies. These sales come from a massive 131 titles. Which means a Mega Man title sells 0.22m on average.

https://web.archive.org/web/20140327174103/http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/business/salesdata.html

If they sell so low why do they keep making Mega Man games then?

Because they're also really cheap to make, so even "low" sales such as these actually make them a nice profit



Although the Switch version sold best, it didn't release physically on it in Europe, so it could have higher than average digital sales on the system.



Honestly, I think it's doing OK. Also, considering the Switch version only got a physical version in north america and Japan, there's likely a good chunk of sales not in these estimations.

Not fantastic sales by any means, but ot catastrophically bad either.



Mega Man has never been some sales juggernaut. To this day the best-selling game in the series is still Mega Man 2 with around 1.5 million copies sold. As far as I'm concerned those FW sales for the series are really good, and they don't even include digital sales or European sales because we didn't get a physical release at all. As such they are likely a fair bit higher than VGChartz figures are showing.



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