Capcom announced that Mega Man 11 had sold over 1.60 million units worldwide as of September 30, 2022, making it the best-selling entry in the franchise. However, this success is even more significant than one might initially think, as the previous best-selling game was the second game in the franchise, which was released in 1988 and sold 1.51 million units.
A few months ago, Capcom celebrated the “Rockman” franchise reaching 38 million units sold, and today the company announced that the franchise had reached another milestone. They reported that as of September 30, 2022, Mega Man 11 has become the best-selling game in the franchise, with 1.60 million units sold across all platforms. It finally dethroned the second game in the series as the best-selling title.
The second game was initially released back in 1988. It took almost 34 years for another game in the franchise to surpass the total number of units sold, which many consider the best game in the series. Currently, it is in second place with 1.51 million units sold.
The sales numbers revealed for the game came just a few days after the Capcom sales figure reveal, where Capcom listed the sales of various franchises they have developed. The Resident Evil series has sold over 131 million units, with the Resident Evil 2 Remake selling over 10 million. However, RE2 Remake’s numbers may soon be beaten by the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake, which is surprisingly easy to run on PCs.
The other sales figures listed by Capcom were for the Monster Hunter series, which has sold over 88 million units. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak sells over 4.4 million units worldwide, while Monster Hunter Rise has sold over 11 million units. The Street Fighter series has sold over 49 million units.
Other Capcom franchise sales numbers included the Mega Man series, which sold 38 million units, the Devil May Cry series, which sold 27 million, and the Dead Rising series, which sold over 15 million. While the Devil May Cry sales figures have increased, the other two have remained the same as previously reported.