Capcom VP says there is too many Mega Man "Sub-Brands" for a Reboot

Posted on September 9, 2012 - 5:00pm by ThatPunkAdam

Editor's Note: The only way a Mega Man reboot would work is if all of the sub-series were discontinued and removed from the continuity but I don't see that happening anytime soon. 

If you were hoping for Mega Man  to go back to his roots then you'll be disappointed, beacause according to a VP at Capcom, a reboot of the franchise is very unlikely.

In a recent "ask Capcom" community forum post titled- "How about a Reboot to the MM Legend franchise into a new entry in the MM franchise" Capcom USA vice president Christian Svensson weighed in and discussed why he thinks a Reboot of Mega Man's beginnigs wouldn't work...

"I (and probably I alone so please don't ascribe said belief to "Capcom") think one of the problems MM has had as a brand is that we've had too meny competing splinter sub-brands within it. I'm not sure starting yet another is the way to get the franchise as a whole back on track more then creating greater brand confusion but we'll take it under advisement."

As of now there are 7 Sub-series in the Mega Man  franchise which are: the orginal Mega Man  games, Mega Man X, Zero, Battle Network, ZX and Star Force. However, only 6 of these franchises have produced a game in this console genoration.

With all of these series it's a nightmare for fans to keep track of them all, but for Capcom their problem is that they haven't seen any substantial profit from these games. And according to a majority of sources, a Mega Man game hasn't sold over a million copies in almost a decade.

As for Mega Man 9  and 10, Capcom said that they were "pleased" with how both games preformed. Although they never released the sales numbers for either game, Capcom did go on to say that MM9  is the best selling game on the Wiiware service.

So, what do you think g1s? Is Capcom making the right move? or are they giving the middle finger to the fans once again? Let me know in the comments! 

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