Thursday, June 17, 2010

Zero Collection Off To A Good Start In Japan

How's Zero Collection fairing sales-wise in Japan? According to the weekly Media Create sales rankings, the game debuted at number four with approximately 22,000 units sold -- just ahead of Dragon Quest Monsters 2, but behind the likes of GTA, Mario Galaxy 2 and Xenoblade. Not too shabby for a compilation!

Will sales pick up from here? Or will Zero Collection suffer the same dwindling fate as Operate Shooting Star? Only time will tell.

Credit: Andriasang

12 comments:

  1. That is a really slow start, even for a Zero game. OSS debuted at like what, 34,000+?

    Then again, Zero collection is a collection, and was advertised as nothing more than that. So it sort of makes sense.

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  2. Good to hear, I suppose. Hopefully, this'll increase the chances of Mega Man Mania finally seeing the light of day.

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  3. Zero collection is gonna do way better than OSS I think.. I got my copy at least :3

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  4. I wonder how many were shipped in the US. My gamestop only got 1 copy of the game and that was my copy that I preordered.

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  5. I disagree with this Bias list.

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  6. Well maybe not WAY better, but.. I think somewhat better? :P

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  7. TheOpinionatedOneJune 17, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Honestly, that's to be expected. Those numbers are most likely people who pre-ordered the game and picked it up the first week. It pains me to say it, but I fear the numbers are only going to go down from here...

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  8. You have to realize, it beat Dragon Quest Monsters 2. Dragon Quest is HUGE in Japan, color me surprised it managed to beat that game out. I'd say that's pretty good!

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  9. That was predictable, what´s the surprise?

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  10. I guess the thing that's perfectly reasonable to assume is that Japanese Zero fans are like Zero fans every where else: you more than likely have these games already, in the original GBA form, and perfectly legit means of playing them. A largely no-frills collection that doesn't add anything to what you already possess is a hard-sell.

    So, bottom-line, I'm thinking Capcom will likely have reason to be pleased with these sales. 22,000 units for what amounts to a "quickly put together" port collection likely abodes much better than 30,000+ for OSS, which was more of a remake to a game line that's used to grossing in the hundreds of thousands.

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  11. Where'd you get the picture from?

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  12. @calvin:
    http://megaman.capcom.com/mmzc/

    go to downloads, wallpapers.

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