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Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is a science fiction platformer franchise created by Capcom, starring a series of robot characters each known by the moniker "Mega Man". Mega Man, released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, was the first in a series that expanded to over 50 title releases across multiple systems. As of October 2023, the Mega Man franchise has sold over 41 million copies worldwide.

Sales[]

Series Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Mainline series 13,637,142+ $667,800,000
Mega Man X series 10,707,616+ $450,000,000
Mega Man Legends series 961,926+
Mega Man Battle Network series 5,739,830+ $60,000,000
Mega Man Zero series 1,583,360+
Other games 1,319,388+
Total 41,000,000 $1,231,500,000 [1]

Mainline series[]

Title Platform(s) Market Year Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Mega Man 1,531,941 $61,100,000
Rockman Famicom Japan 1987 31,941 $27,100,000 [2]
Mega Man NES Overseas 1987
Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 Worldwide 2015 1,600,000 $34,000,000 [3][4]
Mega Man 2 6,710,000 $344,600,000
Mega Man 2 NES Worldwide 1988 1,510,000 $90,600,000 [3]
Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 Worldwide 2015 1,600,000 $34,000,000 [3][4]
NES Classic Edition NES Worldwide 2016 3,600,000 $220,000,000 [5]
Mega Man 3 2,580,000 $98,800,000
Mega Man 3 NES Worldwide 1990 1,080,000 $64,800,000 [3]
Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 Worldwide 2015 1,600,000 $34,000,000 [3][4]
Mega Man 4 1,770,042 $66,400,000
Rockman 4: Aratanaru Yabou! Famicom Japan 1991 270,042 $32,400,000 [2]
Mega Man 4 NES Overseas 1992
Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 Worldwide 2015 1,600,000 $34,000,000 [3][4]
Mega Man 5 1,702,170 $50,200,000
Rockman 5: Blues no Wana!? Famicom Japan 1992 202,170 $16,200,000 [2]
Mega Man 5 NES Overseas 1992
Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 Worldwide 2015 1,600,000 $34,000,000 [3][4]
Mega Man 6 1,578,261 $42,100,000
Rockman 6: Shijō Saidai no Tatakai! Famicom Japan 1993 78,261 $8,100,000 [2]
Mega Man 6 NES Overseas 1994
Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 Worldwide 2015 1,600,000 $34,000,000 [3][4]
Mega Man 7 976,277 $47,300,000
Rockman 7: Shukumei no Taiketsu! Super Famicom Japan 1995 176,277 $31,300,000 [2]
Mega Man 7 SNES Overseas 1995
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2017 800,000 $16,000,000 [6][7]
Mega Man 8 1,206,951 $33,400,000
Rockman 8: Metal Heroes PS1 Japan 1996 31,023 $17,400,000 [2]
Mega Man 8 PS1 USA 1997 362,094 [8]
Rockman 8: Metal Heroes Saturn Japan 1997 13,834 [2]
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2017 800,000 $16,000,000 [6][7]
Mega Man 9 1,231,500 $20,100,000
Mega Man 9 WiiWare Worldwide 2008 231,500 $19,100,000 [9]
XBLA Worldwide 2008 200,000 [10][11]
PSN / Mobile 2008
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2017 800,000 $16,000,000 [6][7]
Mega Man 10 2,350,000 $46,800,000
Mega Man 10 PS3 Worldwide 2010 900,000 $30,800,000 [12]
Xbox 360 Worldwide 2010 650,000 [13]
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2017 800,000 $16,000,000 [6][7]
Mega Man 11 1,900,000 $60,000,000
Mega Man 11 PS4 / XB1 / NSW Worldwide 2018 1,900,000 $60,000,000 [3][14]
13,637,142+ $667,800,000

Mega Man X series[]

Title Platform(s) Market Year Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Mega Man X 7,640,000
Mega Man X SNES Worldwide 1993 1,160,000 [3]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 / NSW Worldwide 2018 1,200,000
Super NES Classic Edition SNES Worldwide 2016 5,280,000 $450,000,000 [15]
Mega Man X2 1,544,191
Rockman X2 Super Famicom Japan 1994 344,191 [2]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 / NSW Worldwide 2018 1,200,000 [3]
Mega Man X3 1,383,422
Rockman X3 Super Famicom Japan 1995 183,422 [2]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 / NSW Worldwide 2018 1,200,000 [3]
Mega Man X4 1,849,127
Rockman X4 PS1 Japan 1997 197,385 [2]
Mega Man X4 PS1 USA 1997 430,524 [8]
Rockman X4 Saturn Japan 1997 21,218 [2]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection PS4 / XB1 / NSW Worldwide 2018 1,200,000 [3]
Mega Man X5 1,404,515
Rockman X5 PS1 Japan 2000 201,153 [2]
Mega Man X5 PS1 USA 2001 303,362 [8]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2018 900,000 [16]
Mega Man X6 1,239,037
Rockman X6 PS1 Japan 2001 146,836 [2]
Mega Man X6 PS1 USA 2001 192,201 [8]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2018 900,000 [16]
Mega Man X7 1,011,778
Rockman X7 PS2 Japan 2003 111,778 [2]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2018 900,000 [16]
Mega Man X8 935,546
Rockman X8 PS2 Japan 2005 35,546
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 Multi-platform Worldwide 2018 900,000 [16]
10,707,616+ $450,000,000

Mega Man Legends series[]

Title Platform(s) Market Year Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Mega Man Legends 609,735
Rockman Dash PS1 Japan 1997 150,238 [2]
Mega Man Legends PS1 USA 1998 322,234 [8]
Mega Man 64 N64 USA 2001 127,488
Rockman Dash PSP Japan 2005 9,775 [2]
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne 83,396
Tron ni Kobun PS1 Japan 1999 61,127 [2]
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne PS1 USA 2000 22,269 [8]
Mega Man Legends 2 268,795
Rockman Dash 2 PS1 Japan 2000 88,131 [2]
Mega Man Legends 2 PS1 USA 2000 155,580 [8]
Rockman Dash 2 PSP Japan 2005 25,084 [2]
961,926+

Mega Man Battle Network series[]

Title Platform(s) Market Year Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Mega Man Battle Network 1,008,640
Battle Network Rockman.EXE GBA Japan 2001 207,285 [2]
Mega Man Battle Network GBA USA 2001 1,355 [17]
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 PS4 / NSW / PC Worldwide 2023 800,000 $30,000,000 [18][19]
Mega Man Battle Network 2 1,254,180
Battle Network Rockman.EXE 2 GBA Japan 2001 446,938 [2]
Mega Man Battle Network 2 GBA USA 2002 7,242 [17]
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 PS4 / NSW / PC Worldwide 2023 800,000 $30,000,000 [18][19]
Mega Man Battle Network 3 1,505,351
Battle Network Rockman.EXE 3 GBA Japan 2002 668,947 [2]
Mega Man Battle Network 3 GBA USA 2003 36,404 [17]
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1 PS4 / NSW / PC Worldwide 2023 800,000 $30,000,000 [18][19]
Mega Man Network Transmission 109,584
Rockman.EXE: Transmission GBA Japan 2003 79,360 [2]
Mega Man Network Transmission GC USA 2003 30,224 [20]
Mega Man Battle Network 4 2,150,000
Mega Man Battle Network 4 GBA Worldwide 2003 1,350,000 [3]
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2 PS4 / NSW / PC Worldwide 2023 800,000 $30,000,000 [18][19]
Mega Man Battle Network 5 1,516,628
Rockman.EXE 5: Team of Blues GBA Japan 2004 415,630 [2]
Rockman.EXE 5: Team of Colonel GBA Japan 2005 194,472
Rockman 5 DS: Twin Leaders DS Japan 2005 106,526
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2 PS4 / NSW / PC Worldwide 2023 800,000 $30,000,000 [18][19]
Mega Man Battle Network 6 1,395,447
Rockman.EXE 6 GBA Japan 2005 595,447 [2]
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 2 PS4 / NSW / PC Worldwide 2023 800,000 $30,000,000 [18][19]
Total 5,739,830+ $60,000,000

Mega Man Zero series[]

Title Platform(s) Market Year Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Rockman Zero GBA Japan 2002 231,166 [2]
Rockman Zero 2 GBA Japan 2003 158,479
Rockman Zero 3 GBA Japan 2004 121,847
Rockman Zero 4 GBA Japan 2005 74,354
Mega Man Zero Collection Multi-platform Worldwide 2010 997,514
Mega Man Zero Collection 997,514
Rockman Zero Collection DS Japan 2010 65,724 [2]
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection PS4 Worldwide 2020 539,000 [21]
Steam Worldwide 2020 315,000 [22]
Switch Worldwide 2020 62,790 [6]
Xbox One Worldwide 2020 15,000 [6]
Total 1,583,360+

Other games[]

Title Platform(s) Market Year Sales Gross (est.) Ref
Mega Man & Bass 143,065
Rockman & Forte Super Famicom Japan 1998 46,928 [2]
GBA Japan 2002 91,097 [2]
Mega Man & Bass GBA USA 2003 5,040 [17]
Shooting Star series 1,176,323
Ryūsei no Rockman DS Japan 2006 593,675 [2]
Ryūsei no Rockman 2 DS Japan 2007 291,962
Ryūsei no Rockman 3 DS Japan 2008 217,312
Rockman.EXE: Operate Shooting Star DS Japan 2009 73,374
Total 1,319,388+

Games[]

Mega Man[]

Mega Man, known as Rockman (ロックマン, Rokkuman) in Japan, is a 1987 action-platform game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was directed by Akira Kitamura, with Nobuyuki Matsushima as lead programmer, and is the first game of the Mega Man franchise and the original game seriesMega Man was produced by a small team specifically for the home console market, a first for Capcom, who previously focused on arcade titles.

Mega Man 2[]

Mega Man 2[b] (stylized as Mega Man II) is an action game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in Japan in 1988 and in North America and PAL regions the following years. Mega Man 2 continues Mega Man's battle against the evil Dr. Wily and his rogue robots. It introduced graphical and gameplay changes, many of which became series staples.

Mega Man 3[]

Mega Man 3[a] is an action-platform game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third game of the original Mega Man series and was originally released in Japan on September 28, 1990. The game localized in North America later in 1990 and in European regions in 1992. Taking place after the events of Mega Man 2, the plot follows the titular hero as he helps his creator, Dr. Light, and a former villain, Dr. Wily, collect parts for a peace-keeping robot by defeating several Robot Masters that have gone haywire.

Mega Man 4[]

Mega Man 4[a] is an action-platform game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the fourth game in the original Mega Man series and was originally released in Japan in 1991. The game was localized in North America the following January, and in Europe in 1993.

Mega Man 5[]

Mega Man 5 (stylized as Mega Man V)[a] is an action-platform game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the fifth game in the original Mega Man series and was released in Japan on December 4, 1992. It saw a release during the same month in North America and in 1993 in Europe.

Mega Man 6[]

Mega Man 6[a] is an action game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It is the sixth installment in the original Mega Man series and was originally released in Japan on November 5, 1993 and in North America the following March. It was included in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection released in 2004. Its first PAL region release was June 11, 2013 for the 3DS Virtual Console, nearly twenty years after the game's first release.

Mega Man 7[]

Mega Man 7[a] is a platform game by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the seventh game in the original Mega Man series. The game was released in Japan on March 24, 1995 and was localized later in the year in North America and Europe.

Mega Man 8[]

Mega Man 8[a] is an action-platform game developed and released by Capcom in 1996. It was directed by Hayato Kaji, who had previously worked on the series as an artist. Keiji Inafune, who was also an artist for the series, was given the role of producer after the departure of Tokuro Fujiwara who had been producer for the series since Mega Man 2. It is the eighth installment in the original Mega Man series, and was initially released in Japan on the PlayStation in 1996. The following year, Mega Man 8 saw a release on the Sega Saturn and was localized for both consoles in North America and the PlayStation alone in PAL regions. Upon its release, Capcom reached the franchise's tenth anniversary. Mega Man 8 is the first game in the series made available on 32-bit consoles.

Mega Man 9[]

Mega Man 9[a] is a 2008 action-platform game developed by Capcom and Inti Creates. It is the ninth numbered game in the original Mega Man seriesMega Man 9 is the first home console game in the original Mega Man series since Mega Man 8and Mega Man & Bass, which were released at least one decade earlier. Mega Man 9 was the first game in the series not to have a physical release, and was initially released only on the downloadable gaming services WiiWarePlayStation Network(PSN), and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA). In June 2017, it was announced that Mega Man 9 and 10 would have a physical release with their inclusion in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 for PlayStation 4Xbox One and Microsoft Windows, along with a digital version released for Nintendo Switch in May 2018.

Mega Man 10[]

Mega Man 10[a] is an action-platform game developed by Inti Creates and Capcom. It is the tenth main entry of the original Mega Man series. The game was released as a downloadable title for the console gaming services WiiWarePlayStation Network (PSN), and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) during March 2010. The game was also given a physical release along with four other Capcom titles from different franchises in the Capcom Essentials Pack for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was later released again for a physical and digital release as part of Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 alongside Mega Man 7Mega Man 8, and Mega Man 9 for the PlayStation 4Xbox One, and PC, as well as the Nintendo Switch in May 2018.

Mega Man 11[]

Mega Man 11[a] is an action-platform game developed and published by Capcom. The game is an entry in the original Mega Man series, and was released worldwide for Microsoft WindowsNintendo SwitchPlayStation 4, and Xbox One in October 2018. The game brings back several features such as voice acting and a 2.5D graphic style from previous games throughout the Mega Man franchise.

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