Thursday, July 28, 2016
Mega Man Franchise Reaches 31 Million Units Sold
Capcom's Investor Relations page has updated to reflect the cumulative growth of various intellectual properties, with Mega Man in particular having amassed 31 million units worldwide (as of June 30th, 2016). The franchise now ranks fourth in Capcom's heavy hitters catalog behind Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil.
The number includes 134 titles released across a 29-year period. When we last checked in, the franchise was sitting at 30 million in 2013. Due to a lack of titles released within this three year period, today's milestone is minimal at best. It goes without saying Mega Man Legacy Collection contributed to the bump - exactly how much we do not know.
EDIT: For those claiming it's been 31 million for a while now, check the archives. It was 30 million from 2013-2015. From this, we can deduce MMLC helped push it along January 1st onward.
Source: Capcom IR