Confusion Reigns over Mega Man 9 Sales

Mega Man 9 is easily one of the biggest WiiWare titles so far, but it’s only when you look at the figures recently published by VG Charts that you realize just how big. 140,000 downloads in one week – that’s a lot of cash in your virtual pocket, no matter which way you look at it.

Well, it would be if Capcom hadn’t debunked the figure almost as soon as it was released. According to Nintendo Everything, Capcom’s Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development Christian Svensson (boy that’s a long job title, I bet his business card is massive) had this to say:

Any numbers you’ve seen or quoted are not correct. That said, I think we’re cautiously optimistic about MM9’s performance.

So do we take that to mean that the figure of 140,000 is too high or too low? Some clarification would be nice, Capcom…