As one of our oldest, albeit barely surviving mascots, Mega Man comes to us from the early days of video gaming. He got his start during the heyday Gold-Rush days of the NES, found ways to evolve and adapt throughout the turbulent 90s, and is still widely loved despite his relative absence on the gaming scene nowadays. He’s been with us through the good times and the bad, a fixed pillar of our gaming lives and a genuine legend.
And he can still sell a lot of video games, apparently. Capcom’s Investor Relations page has updated its sale information, and the Mega Man franchise sits comfortably at 31 million lifetime sales. It is a 1 million increase over the 30 million units the company claimed it had sold between 2013 through 2015. This figure includes 134 games over the 29 years of the series’ existence.
It is also the fourth largest selling franchise under Capcom’s umbrella, losing out to its biggest franchises: Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter.
Mega Man’s retro fans are happy with all of the digital releases that have made their way out over the last two years, but those can only get Capcom so far. Now the big question in regards to Mega Man is one we all have to ask ourselves as members of his loyal legion.
In the legendary words of one Mr. Axel Rose “Where do we go now?”