Tuesday, September 23, 2008

MegaMan 9 Downloaded 60,000 Times On Day One

This is simply amazing:

"Using Wii Shop Channel rankings from the top American Wii markets -- US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia -- along with historical sales data calculated from Nintendo Channel usage data, we can exclusively reveal to you today the sales for the first day for the hottest WiiWare title to date:

Day 1 sales for the Americas:

Mega Man 9 (WiiWare, Capcom, 1,000 points): 60,000

Yes, that's right. In one day Mega Man 9 outsold all but six WiiWare titles' lifetime totals. In one day it outsold Strong Bad Episode's 1 lifetime sales from over a month. For the full week it could surpass the lifetime sales of every WiiWare title -- and most Virtual Console titles, as well.

Needless to say, this is a pretty successful debut. We'll bring you full week sales next week, look out for the first-day sales of the XBLA version when it launches next Wednesday.

The other titles released were Plattchen Twist 'n' Paint (WiiWare, Bplus, 1,000 points), Super Dodge Ball (NES, Aksys Games, 500 points), and Vectorman (Sega Genesis, Sega, 800 points), and none of them had enough first-day sales to crack the top 20 (less than 1,000, probably far less)."

Looks like the game is a success. One has to wonder how much this number will change at the end of the week...

News Credit: VGchartz


  1. Mozeltov.

    Mega Man 10 confirmed?

  2. That's great news, hope it does well on XBLA and PSN too so that we see more. Only on the first day too

  3. and this is just the first day of the first console's release. add to that the fact that inti-creates has now already developed the custom engine and probably a development platform, which will drive dev costs on further MM games way down, and I'd say we're looking at many many additional sequels.

  4. Personally I'd like to see a 16-bit game too. I'm excited to see how well it was received, I was hoping it would blow away the other titles in numbers. Can't wait to see that total in a week.

  5. I wouldn't trust VGchartz with any sort of sales data, but it's still good to hear.

  6. $600,000 (about) in sales in ONE day? Yep, hello Megaman 10!

  7. Yes! Welcome Megaman 10! But don't forget to develop the next ZX game cause a lot of people like me want it!!

  8. WOOHOO!

    Im gonna go get some drawings ready in case they bring back the design your own robot master :D

  9. Any news regarding the japanese side, Rockman 9 downloads?

    Hell, next Wednesday yet for the X360 owners... :(


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