As highlighted by Rockman Corner, Capcom’s Platinum Titles list documents that Mega Man 11 has now sold 1 million copies and counting. Of Capcom’s all-time top-selling games, this title is currently placed at #89. (Monster Hunter: World is #1 with an extraordinary 14.1 million copies sold, utterly eclipsing #2 Resident Evil 5 at 7.5 million copies sold.) In descending order of sales, Mega Man 11 now joins Mega Man 2, Mega Man Battle Network 4, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legacy Collection, and Mega Man 3 for having sold over 1 million copies.
This is a terrific accomplishment for a franchise that Capcom was barely supporting just a few years ago. It’s fair to say we are in the midst of a Mega Man renaissance now, since a new Mega Man game has been decided, the Mega Man X mobile game is on the right track, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is incoming, and even a live-action Mega Man film is in the works.
In gaming, I have three primary obsessions: Super Nintendo, JRPGs, and — yep — Mega Man, so I’m just ecstatic to see the character coming back in a big way, hence my stupid, overly enthusiastic title for this article. Let us know if you’re also celebrating the success of Mega Man 11, and of the franchise in general recently.