Capcom posted its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022, and with it comes the exciting news that the Mega Man series has reached a remarkable 38 million units sold (as spotted by Rockman Corner). This is a respectable increase from the 37 million units reported in July 2021.
What's remarkable about this is that the popular platforming series hasn't seen a new mainline entry since 2018's Mega Man 11, yet in spite of that, it continues to show steady sales growth, with Capcom's rereleases and legacy collections arguably paying off in bringing more eyeballs to the series.
With Capcom recently announcing Mega Man: Battle Network - Legacy Collection, a 10-game compilation of Game Boy Advance-era tactical RPGs based on the Mega Man games, this number will be sure to grow too, becoming a further testament to the series's longevity.
Elsewhere in these results, Capcom updated us on the sales of some of its other key series too, such as Resident Evil (127 million units), Devil May Cry (26 million units), and Street Fighter (48 million units), to name but a few. Everything seems to be going to plan, according to this latest report, with Capcom intending to stay the course with its full-year plan.
[source capcom.co.jp, via rockman-corner.com]
Absolutely bonkers sales. I know this is across all games but still: 38 MILLION. Just.....wow!
I have a high amount of respect for Mega Man as a series though I've unfortunately never been able to play any of his games before. I plan to correct that at some point though, between the Legacy Collections, 11 and whatnot. The Blue Bomber is an incredibly interesting series from both a gameplay and lore perspective and one I'll almost certainly be giving a go in the future! Let's just hope that future isn't 20XX.....
Imagine what it would be if they actual made Mega Man games through the 2010s.
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