I think it's safe to say the enchantment Mega Man 9 held with the gaming world has mostly worn off by now. While its still a fantastic game and all, it's going on five months since it released and numerous other games have filled up the spotlight of current interest. So exactly how is the game doing this days? We haven't heard any updates since the estimated figures of MM9's amazing first week sales and Capcom's purported cautious optimism. However, as of last week Mega Man 9 is the 16th most popular game in the US WiiWare lineup according to Nintendo Everything - still hanging on but certainly having taken a back seat. A more encouraging figure comes from Japan, however. According to iNSIDE, Rockman 9 ranks 7th among most popular WiiWare titles in Japan this week. This doesn't take into account activity in Europe, nor ranking on the PS3 and 360 (though I'd have to imagine the Wii accounts for the majority of MM9 sales).
How is Capcom looking at these figures? The boss contest currently running in Japan doesn't exactly seem to point out a Mega Man 10, but that's not to say it isn't in the works. Personally, I hope these rankings spell out a big future for the classic Mega Man series!