Monday, November 12, 2018
Mega Man 11 Was the 6th Most Downloaded Game on the NA eShop in October
Nintendo has revealed the top 30 most-downloaded Switch games in North America for October 2018. Mega Man 11 managed to chart at #6, just barely missing the top 5. Ahead of Mega Man 11 is Dark Souls: Remastered, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Overcooked 2, Super Mario Party, and Fortnite.
As for how many people actually downloaded Mega Man 11 on Switch in the region, well, that's up for speculation. We don't have any numbers behind these rankings. Based on what we've been seeing across the board, though, I'd wager US Switch digital sales are within the 10,000-80,000 ballpark.
Again, I should remind you that Mega Man 11 was more or less a smaller budget project for Capcom. Only their tent-pole releases are projected to sell millions of units (Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, etc.). The forecast for Mega Man 11 is more than likely far below that, seeing that the game was developed by a team of 40, among other factors.
So yeah – I don't think there's really any cause for alarm here. The game is doing just fine. My only hope is Capcom will continue to promote it for many months to come.
Source: Nintendo Everything