Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection Debuts at #6 in Weekly Famitsu Sales (Update)


Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection - known as Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection in Japan - is off to a sluggish start in its home country. For the week between February 24th and March 1st, Famitsu reports that the Nintendo Switch version of the game debuted at #6 with roughly 11,610 units sold. The PlayStation 4 version did not chart in the top 10. UPDATE: Additional Famitsu data has been published; the PS4 version charted at #11 with 7,235 units. Combined physical sales of Switch and PS4 are now18,845 units.

You can see where Zero & ZX falls in first week sales compared to previous releases after the break.


Here is a chart we created showing the first week Japanese sales numbers for recently released titles in the series:



When compared to the first week sales of X Anniversary Collection, Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection isn't doing *that* bad. Still, it's not exactly on the high end either. And if history holds true, there's little doubt that the game will climb any higher; it will only slip further in Japan.

However, first week sales are by no means a metric to measure a game's overall performance. All of the titles pictured in our chart have gone on to become million sellers. Mega Man 11 at 1.1 million, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 at 1.4 million and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2 at a solid 2 million.

Personally, I do not believe Zero & ZX will ship a million or more units. In their prime, the four Mega Man Zero games and ZX and ZX Advent sold between 20,000 to a little over 200,000 units, respectively. Here is the cumulative Famitsu data sales for each (via Famitsu Archive):



What's more, there's the notion that the Zero & ZX series titles are the "hardest" games in franchise. This perception can potential deter general audiences/non-fans from picking the collection up. But, hey, we shall see. Zero & ZX will likely have some long legs thanks to inevitable digital sales.

Of course, it's also very important to understand that not every game has to sell a million or more units to be considered a "success". Based on past game sales data, Capcom have undoubtedly set very realistic expectations for Zero & ZX. And if it hits that, at least... that is a success.

Whatever happens, the future of Mega Man remains bright.

Sources:

[PS4] Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1+2 – 26.571 / NEW <80-100>

[NSW] Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1+2 – 15.200 / NEW <60-80>

[NSW] Rockman X Anniversary Collection – 3.910 / NEW <40-60>

[NSW] Rockman X Anniversary Collection 2 – 3.472 / NEW <40-60>

[PS4] Rockman X Anniversary Collection – 3.429 / NEW <40-60>

[PS4] Rockman X Anniversary Collection 2 – 2.411 / NEW <40-60>

https://www.perfectly-nintendo.com/japan-media-create-sales-for-week-30-2018-july-23rd-july-29th/
[NSW] Rockman 11 # – 15.218 / NEW <20-40>

[PS4] Rockman 11 # – 13.082 / NEW <20-40>

https://www.perfectly-nintendo.com/japan-media-create-sales-for-week-40-2018-october-1st-october-7th/
[PS4] Rockman Classics Collection 2 9,370 units

http://www.rockman-corner.com/2017/08/rockman-classics-collection-2-debuts-at.html
[3DS] Rockman Classics Collection - 22.955 / NEW <40-60>

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/media-create-sales-week-8-2016-feb-22-feb-28.1192786/
[NSW] Rockman Classics Collection 1+2 (Capcom) {2018.05.24} – 8,100 / NEW

https://www.perfectly-nintendo.com/japan-more-sales-data-for-week-21-2018-may-2018-media-create-dengeki/
[NSW] Rockman Zero & ZX Double Hero Collection - 11.610 / NEW

19 comments:

  1. I definitely plan to pick up the collection on PC...once I don't have to worry about the crashing issues plaguing the PC version. :(

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    1. I have it on PC, hasn't crashed for me yet, and I've been running it while watching youtube and chatting on discord on my laptop. I get some slowdown here and there, but no crashes so far.

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    2. I've 100 percented the entire Zero series and have yet to run into any crashes as well.
      That said, there are enough reports of people having issues to be cautious.

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    3. I've seen numerous reports of people having their PC version game of the game crash (but only the PC version), some to the point of being straight-up unplayable. Not something I want to chance.

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    4. The game crashed only once for me when I first ran it. Switching to full screen via the in-game menu caused the crash, but alt+enter worked fine. 30 hours in and that's the only crash I've had so far.

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    5. same here, Duo. It only showed once then when I tried again, it never popped up again. I pre-ordered on steam last June.

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  2. Does Famitsu take preorders into account? As far as i know peoples who bought the previouse collection could have preordered theses one if they knew from the start that they would get it. That's what i did.

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  3. "I do not believe Zero/ZX will ship a million or more units. In their prime, the four Mega Man Zero games and ZX and ZX Advent sold between 20,000 to a little over 200,000 units, respectively"
    True, but the Zero games came out at a time where Mega Man in general was'nt breaking records (the X games that came out in the 2000's fared similarly If i recall correctly) with the exception of Battle Network that was doing very well (and theses reached a different demographic, notably thanks to the anime).

    If this collection benefits from the traction gained by X collection, it can sell well (maybe not a million, as it took the cummuled sales of X collection 1 & 2 to reach that, but a few hundred thousands is'nt out of the question).

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  4. People are whack. Oh well, got 8 great games out of inti for Mega Man and Zero, Japan could continue to support the same old generic jrpgs (not FF7 that game is sick) all day for all I care I got enough 2d action/&rpg games out of this series to last a life time.

    I picked this up quick btw, WAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more of a value than that lame Mana collection (Mana is great btw don't get me wrong, that collection is bare bones and weak is all I'm sayin).

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  5. I trust that this collection will reach the million sales eventually. There just have to spread it in several places and more people will buy the collection.

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  6. Well, it is not going to sell well if they do not print anymore copies. Seriously, I cannot find the game at all except for Amazon sellers who do not ship to Canada. Did not have this problem with the other collections.

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    1. There are more sources to buy the game from here, and even a search sorter on the left side of the page (could find more outside the google shopping, I'm sure, nevermind physical stores, or you can buy it on steam like I did):

      https://www.google.com/search?q=Rockman+Zero+%26+ZX+legacy+Collection&rlz=1C1GIVA_enUS858US858&sxsrf=ALeKk00xrMrBKaUQ89bX6DBzx1vQexLmTg:1583467231231&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwizvdKO-4ToAhUyOn0KHcxDCB0Q_AUoAXoECDUQAw&biw=2560&bih=1297

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    2. Same problem here. Looking for US version but its nowhere to find in regular price and with shipping to Europe.

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  7. I have to wonder what digital sales are like, and PC sales. I got it on PC, because I like having all my mega man games in once place.

    I have almost all the inti creates games on PC now aside from gal gun. they just need to port GV2 to PC now.

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  8. Where we can see the digital sales? If I'm right, this it's where most games has the best performance and I highly doubt any Megaman game today can achieve 1M without the digital.

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  9. It is just the first week. People sometimes seem to look at that then jump to conclusions too quickly. I notice the same behavior with movies and box office. 1 week is nothing.

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  10. Thank you for your Guy’s hard work, proto dude. Really
    Enjoyed the breakdown. Just picked up my physical copy, today, for my small switch game collection I have.

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  11. I picked up a physical copy for Xbox One, awesome collection. But it's weird, I see ps4 and xb1 copies at most stores but the Switch version seems sold out everywhere and it sucks, scalpers are out of control just look on ebay.

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  12. How many copies has it sold now in June?????

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